Escrow is when money is held by a third party on behalf of two other parties that are in the process of a large financial transaction—in this case, the home buyer and the home seller negotiating a home sale.
We use social media in our everyday lives to connect with friends and family, do business and find the best deals in town. But do you use it to find a new home? When using social media to find a new home, it is best used as a supplement to more traditional forms of house […]
As a lender, you will say it a lot: Homeowners are required to purchase homeowners insurance to protect themselves and the lender from losses should the home be damaged. But did you know it can affect a client’s mortgage and other aspects of their homeownership?
Being house poor versus being underwater can be easily confused with each other, as both have to do with how much your home does or does not cost and how much you are paying on it. However, there are vital differences to remember since the two situations can happen thanks to very different sets of […]
It’s no secret that in order to sell your home you should depersonalize it first so potential buyers will not feel like they’re intruding. But there are a few home trends that you should look out for in 2018 that you can take advantage of when selling your home.
Expecting to buy a home in 2018? Keeping an eye on the housing market is an important part of choosing a home that is within your budget as well as determining if it is a good time for you to buy or wait. While looking at real estate projections for 2018, it is critical to […]
You want to pursue a career as a loan officer, congratulations! This high-reward career is perfect if you want to help people achieve their dreams of homeownership in addition to having a stable, flexible job. But what are the requirements and qualifications of a loan officer and how do you get them?
Selling your home in the winter can be tricky since there tends to be less of a market and homes sell for less. But don’t let that discourage you! Winter can be a great time to sell your home since many people who buy homes in the winter are more serious about making a deal. […]
No home is perfect. If you have completed a home inspection and issues have been found in the home that need to be fixed, what do you do? You can take a number of routes to negotiate for repairs, but each option should be carefully considered in order to benefit all parties.
The prospect of buying a new house, be it your first or second, is exciting and it is easy to get lost in the moment. But take a step back, look at the situation critically and ask yourself: How much house can I afford? Determining your budget before you go house shopping will help you […]
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