Real Estate Advice

Tips to Shorten The Home Buying Process

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers. Tagged:

The home buying process is just that. A process. It requires time, patience, knowledge of the steps involved and most importantly, having the best professionals to partner with! If you are a home buyer with time constraints though, you might be wondering how you could speed up the process. You’re in luck, as this article…

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How to Position Your Home to Sell for Top Dollar

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Sellers,Home Sale Preparation. Tagged:

There are some things that don’t change when selling a home, regardless of the current housing market or even the economy. It’s these things that provide the starting point to selling quickly and getting the best price for your home. Use these tips as a guide to starting the process of selling your home and…

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Purchasing A Home While Self-Employed

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers,Mortgage. Tagged:

Many people have situations in life that may pose as challenging to the mortgage process, one being the self-employed individual. Below is a general guide for the self-employed on the ins and outs of preparing for a mortgage. The Income Challenge In a nutshell the biggest challenge for the self-employed in purchasing a home is…

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6 Top VA Mortgage Mistakes Made by Military and Veteran Home Buyers

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers,Mortgage. Tagged:

VA Loans are great options offered to our Military Men and Women in providing them with affordable ways to purchase a home. Below is a list of 6 common mistakes made in the VA Mortgage process and helpful resources from realtor and mortgage experts. Worrying About PMI With conventional mortgages, if applicants can not put…

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Rent-to-Own a Home Purchase Option: Is it right for me?

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers. Tagged:

Owning a home is a dream for many. Often when prospective buyers and current renters start considering home ownership, start number crunching and analyzing the ups and downs of this life changing chapter, they ponder the rent-to-own option. This particular method of home buying can be a wonderful option. Below are some situations where renting…

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How To Sell An Undesirable Home

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Sellers,Home Sale Preparation. Tagged:

Every home has its own set of unique features but not every one will be easy to sell. When a house is less than desirable to home buyers, what can a seller do to create positive interest? Below are some tips on making the most with the house you are selling. Find A Reputable Realtor…

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Resale value: Should It Be Important To Home Buyers?

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers. Tagged:

Home buyers will have a variety of wants and needs as they begin their house hunting journey. What about resale value? Should that be something a buyer should consider? This article will discuss whether resale value should be important and different features that affect it. What type of home buyer would benefit from purchasing a…

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Home Mortgage and Refinance Scams to Watch Out For

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Homeowners,Mortgage. Tagged:

With interest rates being as low as they are, applying for a mortgage or refinancing are attractive options for many. Unfortunately, there many scams geared towards homeowners and their financing issues. Here are some of the most common refinancing and mortgage related scams to watch for. House Flipping & Inflated Appraisals House flipping is a…

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A Home Sellers Worst Nightmare

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Sellers. Tagged:

You have found a buyer for your home, they made an offer, you accepted and both of you signed the real estate contract. Everything is set to go for closing….or not. Enter a home seller’s worst nightmare. As a home seller, what do you do in situations such as vandalism or natural disasters, where a…

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Home Buyers Guide to Sweetening the Offer

by Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Buyers. Tagged:

Coming up with a reasonable and fair offer in a real estate transaction is tricky enough but when it is a seller’s market, it gets that much more complicated. Here are some ways for a buyer to make an enticing offer to a seller without sacrificing contingencies and inspections! What is a Seller’s Market? First,…

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