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Should I Lock Down My Mortgage Rate in 2018?
Buying a Home
If you’re asking yourself, “Should I lock down my mortgage rate?” you are in the right place. Choosing to lock down your mortgage rate is a risky financial decision, but one that can sometimes really pay off. Should I LockDown My Mortgage Rate in 2018? Here’s what you need to be aware of be...
2 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
How Long Does It Take to Get a Home Loan?
Buying a Home
How long does it take to get a home loan? Longer than you might think. The average potential homeowner doesn’t have the full purchase price of her dream home just sitting patiently in the bank, waiting to be hand-delivered to the seller. Most people need to secure additional financial support in ...
3 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
How-To Guide for Reviewing a Sellers Disclosure Form
Buying a Home
Negotiations. Inspections. Appraisals. More negotiations. Paperwork. Buying a home is a whirlwind and it’s easy to let a few things slide– like that pre-sale inspection you really don’t think you need. One thing you definitely should not let slide, however, is looking at the sellers discl...
3 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
What’s the Difference between a Dual Real Estate Agency vs. a Designated Real Estate Agency?
Home Selling
  The transfer of real estate can be a confusing process, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer, or trying to sell your home after living in for many years. There almost seems to be a whole new language used when discussing real estate. Because of this, it is in the best interest of tho...
3 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
The Cheapest States to Buy a House in 2018
Buying a Home
Are you looking to relocate to a less expensive housing market? In some parts of the country, real estate prices are soaring, leaving many potential homebuyers feeling completely priced out of the areas they once called home. Luckily, this isn’t the case nationwide. There are still many areas whe...
3 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
How to Buy a House with Little to No Down Payment (2018 Guide)
Buying a Home
Are you itching to get out of your apartment or rental and into your own home? The problem many home buyers face is the lack of funds. While saving up for a down payment is always a great idea, there are some ways you can buy a house with little to no down payment. No Down Payment Options No money ...
4 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
Important Questions to Ask When Buying a House
Buying a Home
It’s important to know which questions to ask when buying a house. You want to get the best deal, but you also want to ensure you discover any potential problems with the property before closing on it. Important Questions to Ask When Buying a House As a first-time homebuyer, it is so easy to get ...
1 week ago
Leisl Bailey
The Clever Guide to Buying a House Out of State
Buying a Home
Are you interested in buying a house out of state? You’re in the right place. Buying a home out of state is becoming increasingly common, as many Americans are constantly relocating across interstate borders for new job opportunities, retirement, or simply to be closer to family. The Clever Guide...
4 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
Why Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent Makes all the Difference
Home Selling
  Choosing the right real estate agent can really make all the difference in the successful transfer of a property. Whether you are buying or selling a home, working with a dynamic, knowledgeable, and ethical professional is an essential part of ensuring you get the best price and remain sane ...
4 weeks ago
Leisl Bailey
What Percentage do Real Estate Agents Make?
Home Selling
What percentage do real estate agents make? This is a great question and should be on your mind as you choose the right agent to partner with to buy or sell a home. Different kinds of agents work on different pricing structures, all of which vary slightly by city and state, so it’s essential that...
1 week ago
Ben Mizes

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