May 201909

Tips for Selling and Buying a Home at the Same Time

Timing is everything when it comes to selling or buying a home, especially if you are doing the two simultaneously. If you are upgrading, downsizing or merely relocating, here are a few tips to consider before making the big move.

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Timing is everything when it comes to selling or buying a home, especially if you are doing the two simultaneously. If you are upgrading, downsizing or merely relocating, here are a few tips to consider before making the big move.

Jan 201816

Should You Sell First or Buy First

Whether you are upgrading, downsizing or simply moving locations, you might ask yourself – should I sell my current home first or should I buy a new home first? Evaluating several factors, including your financial resources, mortgage loan details and location, will help you make this decision.

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Whether you are upgrading, downsizing or simply moving locations, you might ask yourself – should I sell my current home first or should I buy a new home first? Evaluating several factors, including your financial resources, mortgage loan details and location, will help you make this decision.

Aug 201716

Tight Inventory Anticipated for Autumn Housing Market, Part 1: Tips for Buyers

Inventory issues are plaguing housing markets around the country. If you plan to buy a home this fall, you should prepare for the challenge of finding a property you like and potentially having to compete against other purchasers. Here are three ways buyers can prepare.

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Inventory issues are plaguing housing markets around the country. If you plan to buy a home this fall, you should prepare for the challenge of finding a property you like and potentially having to compete against other purchasers. Here are three ways buyers can prepare.

Jul 201626

Mortgage Rates: Why Credit Scores are Important

When it comes to applying for a mortgage, lenders want to know that the borrower has a reliable history of using and repaying credit. Lenders use FICO scores, which range from 300 to 900, as a benchmark for determining this reliability.

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When it comes to applying for a mortgage, lenders want to know that the borrower has a reliable history of using and repaying credit. Lenders use FICO scores, which range from 300 to 900, as a benchmark for determining this reliability.

Jun 201624

Mortgage 101: The Difference Between Pre-Qualification and Preliminary Approval

Getting a letter from your mortgage lender before you start looking for your home is a great way to get an advantage over others in the bidding process. But with lenders offering both pre-qualification and pre-approvals, it can be tough to figure out exactly what you need. Understanding the difference between the two can be crucial to getting the home you want.

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Getting a letter from your mortgage lender before you start looking for your home is a great way to get an advantage over others in the bidding process. But with lenders offering both pre-qualification and pre-approvals, it can be tough to figure out exactly what you need. Understanding the difference between the two can be crucial to getting the home you want.

Feb 201502

How to ensure a smooth financing process when you buy a home

While home buyers each want something different when it comes to the home of their dreams, every buyer, real estate agent and seller share one common desire: for the buyers’ mortgage to go through smoothly and on time.

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While home buyers each want something different when it comes to the home of their dreams, every buyer, real estate agent and seller share one common desire: for the buyers’ mortgage to go through smoothly and on time.