Home Appraisal 101—The Questions You Need to Ask

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If you are buying a home with a mortgage loan, a home appraisal will be required by your lender. The appraisal is performed as a way to protect both you and the lender from paying more than the home is worth. The process is there to provide an independent opinion of the market value of the […]

What Does an Economy with Inflation Mean?

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We’ve been talking to many clients about inflation lately. They keep hearing about it on the news. It’s surprising how few—especially those under the age of 50—really know what inflation is and what it means to be in an inflated economy. More specifically, we like to help educate home buyers and homeowners about the effects […]

What Home Buyers Need to Know in this Fast-Moving Seller’s Market

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It is an interesting time for home buyers during this condensed summer market. Being quarantined at home for a couple months forced a lot of homeowners and renters to rethink their housing needs. Whether they want more space or a place where they can comfortably work from home, a lot of people are ready and […]

6 Things Mortgage Lenders Should Avoid Doing if They Want Our Referrals

As we discussed in our last blog article, there are a lot of moving parts in a real estate transaction. One problem can ripple outward and affect every party involved in a home sale—potentially affecting multiple contingent purchases and sales. Undoubtedly the two most stressful parts of a real estate transaction are the home inspection […]