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You’ve done everything right to get ready for the sale of your home.  The market is ripe and you are looking forward to a quick contract and smooth closing.  Unfortunately, there may be something outside of your control that will keep your house from selling…the neighbors.  One bad apple can make selling your otherwise perfectly beautiful home a struggle.  Bad neighbors can throw off a sale, or even drag down the value of your home.  Here some advice for handling the most pop... read more
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When entering into the world of real estate, whether buying or selling, there are going to be many words thrown at you that you may not understand.  You may feel embarrassed to ask because your agent or mortgage loan officer throws them around with ease.  It’s a good idea to have a grasp on some common real estate terms before you get started.  It’s also a good idea to ask if you don’t know. Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) This is a type of home loan that your loan officer may di... read more
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Why isn’t my House Selling?

Posted by Alan Tucker on March 27, 2018 in  General Real Estate  Helpful Tips  House and Home  Selling
If your home is sitting idle in a seller’s market, it is time to get to the root of the problem.  There could be many reasons your house isn’t selling.  If you are eager to get your home sold, take a look at these factors that could be keeping your home from having a sold sign out front. The House is priced too high Supply and demand conditions exist in a seller’s market.  There is high demand for houses but low supply.  That tends to drive the cost of houses up.  You ca... read more
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What is Escrow?

Posted by Alan Tucker on March 27, 2018 in  Buying  General Real Estate  Helpful Tips
You always hear that term “we’re in escrow”.  Well, what exactly does that mean and what is escrow?  In the home buying process, escrow is a secure holding area where important items such as the earnest money check and contract are kept safe until the deal is closed and the house officially changes hands.  If you’ve always been confused about the term escrow, here are some helpful tips to help you better understand. How it Works You’ll have an escrow officer who is a... read more
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How Much Down Payment do I need to buy a Home?

Posted by Alan Tucker on March 12, 2018 in  Buying  General Real Estate
Are you a renter tired of paying another person’s mortgage?  This may be the best time to get your foot in the door of your own new home.  You may be thinking I don’t have the money for a down payment on a home.  The days of having 20% for a down payment are long gone.  There are many alternatives available.  Here’s what you need to know if buying a house is in your future. Down Payment Options You might not have 20% down payment for a home.  While there are benef... read more
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