Jan. 11, 2016

Spring Real Estate: When buying or selling - timing is everything

A famous axiom in real estate says that the three most important factors are location, location and location.  Albeit oversimplified (as most cliché’s are) it remains mostly true.  

One consideration that gets a lot less press but can be equally important is timing.  While getting the highest possible sale ...

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Dec. 23, 2015

Beyond the Basics: Three key agent attributes that drive homebuyer satisfaction

Credentials, experience and testimonials are all important things to consider when vetting a potential real estate agent.  They also represent a very low bar that a large number of agents will clear. While they are all important, it is imperative to take a deeper dive when interviewing a real estate ...

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Nov. 19, 2014

Top 10 Red Flags for Homebuyers

Red Flags When Buying A Home

Home buyers generally look at a fair amount of homes in the process of finding their dream home.  It would be impossible, if not very expensive to have all potential properties professionally inspected prior to putting in an offer to purchase.  This means home buyers need to leverage the experience ...

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Posted in Buying, FHA
May 7, 2012

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Changes

Starting April 1, home buyers utilizing FHA financing will see a significant increase in the Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) paid upfront by buyers. The MIP premium will rise from the current 1% to 1.75%. Besides the one-time upfront fee, the monthly MIP will also rise 0.1% for loans ...

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Posted in Buying, FHA, Mortgage