Get the FACTS about PMI

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase a home with a down payment below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance […]

Renting or Buying… Either Way You’re Paying a Mortgage

There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are most likely paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small business, explained […]

When writing your Listing….words do matter.

  House and neighborhood characteristics can positively influence the sale of a home, but what about the words used in the MLS Listing and online marketing property websites? The right words or phrases could you’re your sellers home sell quickly, but choose less descriptive or commonly vague terms and it may take you longer to […]

4 Reasons to Buy a House Today

Homeownership will always be a part of the American Dream. There are advantages to owning your own home (educational, health, social) that far transcend any economic impact. However, we want to look at several of the financial advantages of homeownership in today’s post. 1. Buying is Cheaper Than Renting The results of the latest Rent […]

Am I Responsible For My Spouses Debt If I Get Divorced?

If your name is on a loan as a borrower or co-signer you’re responsible for the debt. Even if you’ve divorced and your former spouse agreed to handle the debt, your credit is on the line. This also is true even if the debt is supposed to be your spouses responsibility under the divorce decree. […]

A Millennial’s Guide to Homeownership

Millennial e-Guide When you’re ready to explore your Homeownership goals, give me a call or you can start here by applying online.  You’ll be sure to receive a plan of action that will guide you. APPLY ONLINE HERE      

How Owning Can Save You Money on Your Taxes

Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either the Federal or State government or both. One way to save on taxes is to own your own home. According to the […]

Careful…Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap

There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped  Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at realtor.com, reported on what he calls a “Rental Affordability Crisis.” He warns that, “Low rental vacancies and a lack of […]

Thinking of Making an Offer? 4 Tips for Success

So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market that you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee your dream of making this house yours comes true! Freddie Mac covered “4 Tips […]

Is it YOUR turn to buy?

Learn from the comfort of your own home with our Home Buyer 101 Recorded Webinar.  It’s just about 10 minutes and will guide you to many of your answers.  And….it will cost you nothing, not even your contact information.   And when you are ready to purchase your own home, Karen Jones, Senior Mortgage Loan […]

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