Real Estate

Overpricing your home: A price you don’t want to pay

August 16th, 2016|

Every successful process begins with a foundation, a base upon which an entire strategy is built to reach the established goal. Without a strong foundation, the whole system could crumble, leaving you scrambling trying to pick up the pieces. When it comes to selling your home, it could be a long road to travel, often […]

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Renting Vs. Buying a Home: The Truth That Will Stop the Debate

August 11th, 2016|

When you first hear the phrase “the American dream,” in the past, most people pictured a large house with a white picket fence. Well, that dream for many has most likely surpassed the conventional “dream home,” with the diverse home options available to the hopeful homebuyer today. Nevertheless, this vision seems to be taking a […]

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Why Real Estate Agents are the Best Source for Home Valuations

July 29th, 2016|

How to Determine the Value of Your Home
It seems every endeavor for consumer knowledge today begins online. This appears to be especially true for homeowners trying to find the value of their home.
Having worked in the real estate world his entire career, helping consumers and real estate agents alike, Robert Palmer understands why homeowners […]

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FSBO: Financial Pitfalls of Selling Your Home Yourself

July 26th, 2016|

The plethora of information readily available on the Internet has turned each of us into “experts” in any field we want. Videos, articles, graphics and much more provide, in detail, how we can solve a problem ourselves if you only take the time to learn it, and do it. So, it’s no wonder that homeowners […]

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Money Minute: Knowing the Actual Value of Your Home

February 27th, 2016|

How to Know the Actual Value of Your Home

 

A computer just simply does not know what your home is worth. We’ve got these server farms in California, at the “big Z” out there, that are giving people all these inaccurate home values and inaccurate information.

Being in financial services, being in real estate I see this all […]

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Money Minute: First-Time Homebuyer Budgeting Mistakes

February 26th, 2016|

A Major Mistake for First-Time Homebuyers

 

This is big! There’s a lot that people don’t think about.

One thing we see a lot is- usually renting you can rent and find an apartment closer to work if you look where apartments are located. Where most of the houses people look at are further away. So now, all of […]

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5 “Other” Costs First-Time Homebuyers Should Consider

February 17th, 2016|

Buying your first home is an extremely exciting time. No more worthless rent payments, and no more noisy neighbors overhead. Forget about trying to get your security deposit back, because that never happens. You can actually have peace and quiet while doing whatever you want.
There’s no doubt that going through the home-buying process the first time […]

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Lender Fees and Closings Costs

January 13th, 2016|

What’s the difference between lender fees and closing costs?
When you close on a home, there’s a title company. So, you’ve got to pay title closing fees. You’ve got to pay for title insurance. You’ve got to pay the search and exam fees for the title company. There are state closing costs, state taxes. This is […]

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Low House Appraisal: Is the deal off?

January 4th, 2016|

Does a Low Home Appraisal Mean the Deal is Off?
One of the most significant steps in the home buying process is the appraisal. When you are buying a home, the mortgage lender needs to determine whether the home you are trying to purchase is worth the amount that you are offering to spend. They accomplish […]

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Closing on New TRID Loan in 10 Days? It Can Be Done

October 27th, 2015|

Simplification. That is the purpose of TRID (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure) loans for homebuyers and those looking to refinance. TRID is a new mortgage initiative by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help empower consumers during the mortgage process.
How TRID is Changing the Mortgage Process
The documentation associated with the mortgage process has changed significantly. The Good […]

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