Buyers

Sept. 24, 2021

Two Reasons Why Waiting a Year To Buy Could Cost You

If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, you may be hoping that waiting a year might mean better market conditions to purchase a home.

To determine if you should buy now or wait ...

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Aug. 17, 2021

Q&A With Lori: Should You Get a Home Inspection?

What is an inspection and why should you get one?

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As a buyer, it’s important to get a home inspection so you are aware of everything you’re purchasing. A good ...

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Aug. 6, 2021

What to Do When You Get a Low Appraisal

Here are the two options buyers have if the appraisal comes in too low.

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What happens when the appraised value doesn’t meet the contract price? If the appraisal comes in ...

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July 22, 2021

How Do You Win in a Multiple-Offer Situation?

Here’s a quick guide on how to make your offer more attractive.

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As a buyer, how do you win out in a multiple-offer situation?

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July 2, 2021

Answering a Couple More of Your Great Questions

Here are my answers to a few common questions about buying a home.

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I’m back to answer a couple more of your great questions about buying a home in this ...

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May 26, 2021

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May 5, 2021

This Isn’t a Bubble. It’s Simply Lack of Supply.

Some Highlights

In a recent article, Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), discussed the state of today’s housing market.

When addressing whether or not today’s high buyer competition and rising home prices are evidence of a housing bubble, Yun said that this “is not a ...

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May 3, 2021

Should I Buy Now or Wait?

In Conclusion 

If you’re thinking that waiting a year or two to purchase a home might mean you’ll save some money, think again.

Mortgage interest rates are currently very low, but experts across the board are forecasting increases in both home prices and interest rates.

Buying a home now means ...

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April 19, 2021

Homeownership Is Full of Financial Benefits

A Fannie Mae survey recently revealed some of the most highly-rated benefits of homeownership, which continue to be key drivers in today’s power-packed housing market. Here are the top four financial benefits of owning a home according to consumer respondents:

  • 88% – a better chance of saving for retirement
  • 87 ...
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March 24, 2021

What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?

According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. As lending standards have tightened recently, many are concerned over whether or not their credit score is strong enough to qualify for a mortgage. While stricter ...

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