Category: Buyers

November 6, 2018

A Home Loan Primer for First Timers

So you’ve decided to settle down and purchase a house. What is the next step? In order to be a homeowner, you have to agree to a mortgage with a financial institution, like a commercial bank or credit union. But many do not know the wide range of loans and mortgages at their disposal. As […]

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October 23, 2018

How to Determine the Best Mortgage for You

There are a number of factors that go into determining mortgage rates, like loan term, home location, down payment and the type of mortgage itself. Credit scores, however, have arguably the biggest hand in deciding mortgage rates, because they directly impact your interest rates and therefore influence every other component in the creation of your […]

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August 30, 2018

Property Taxes and Your Home

There are two things that are guaranteed in life – death and taxes. Both are inevitable; they must be handled at one point or another. The latter of the pair – taxes – can take many shapes and forms in everyday life, including sales tax, income tax and inheritance tax. Real estate and homeownership, however, […]

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June 11, 2018

My 10 Packing Tips for Your Move

The papers are signed, the deal is settled. The house is finally yours! You look around your current house and see piles of your stuff – pictures, decorations, souvenirs and furniture that you have accumulated over the years. These are the things that make you, you. You cannot leave them behind! How are you going […]

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April 30, 2018

How to stay organized while house hunting?

The buying-a-house process can be overwhelming if you don’t do it the right way. In other words, it is important to organize yourself in order to stay calm to not only reduce stress, but also to make a more educated purchase. For this reason, I have done some research, and I have come up with […]

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January 15, 2018

Home Buying 101: Learn How Now!

If you’re thinking about buying a new home in the near future, the first bit of advice is to not go it alone. You need a qualified Realtor working for you. Having said that, the more you know about the home-buying process, the better off you will be. That’s why you may want to consider […]

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July 17, 2017

Understanding the comparative market analysis (CMA)

Real estate agents usually create a comparative market analysis (CMA) for their clients to provide them with an overview of prices at which similar properties in the same area were sold. In other words, CMAs allow sellers to determine a price to list when selling their house. Based on similarities and differences among homes listed […]

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June 21, 2017

What to do when moving with pets?

Moving with pets can be stressful for you and for your pet. On the one hand, when you move to a new house, you know what’s going on and how will it turn out. On the other hand, your pet doesn’t understand what’s happening; therefore, you need to make the moving process as smooth as […]

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January 23, 2017

Home Buying 101: Learn How Now!

If you’re thinking about buying a new home in the near future, the first bit of advice is to not go it alone. You need a qualified Realtor working for you. Having said that, the more you know about the home-buying process, the better off you will be. That’s why you may want to consider […]

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August 31, 2016

New Classes at SFC

I will be teaching two classes at Santa Fe College in the next few weeks – one on home buying and the other on selling. HOME BUYING IN TODAY’S MARKET Take the first step to owning your dream home in today’s complex market. You will learn the basic terminology of real estate and how to […]

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