In this market, it is challenging to make a move if you must utilize the equity from the sale of your existing home for the down payment on a new home. Most Sellers will not accept an offer that is contingent on the successful closing of your existing property. But there is simple solution. Assuming you can qualify for both mortgage payments, and you have a 3 – 5% down payment for a conventional loan, you ...Continue Reading →
If you have had credit challenges in the past, beware of unscrupulous companies that promise they can solve all your problems. Far too many take advantage of you. They typically will charge you an upfront setup fee and then a monthly charge for as long as you remain a client. Most of them just take the “shotgun” approach and dispute every negative item on your report, every month. The credit reporting agency is then required to ...Continue Reading →
Do you have a Will? Certainly not a subject I ever relished discussing…and it appears a lot of people feel the same since somewhere between 55 and 65% of Americans do not have one. If you are in that percentage, I urge you to look into it for yourself. My wife and I were fortunate to have friends who stressed the importance of having one, so after we were married we had a living trust prepared. ...Continue Reading →
Do you have pets as part of your family? When you put your home up for sale you need to be prepared that not everyone feels the same about having pets. Your home is staged so that the potential buyers can “see” themselves living in your home and often that doesn’t include pets. Scheduling a deep cleaning for your home to remove any pet odor is a necessity prior to listing. Here are some things to ...Continue Reading →
Traditional wisdom indicates that certain times of the year are better than others for selling your home. Historically, Spring is one of those times. Below are 5 reasons for why selling during Spring makes sense.
1. Strong Demand
According to the March 2018 Buyer Traffic Report (National Association of Realtors), buyer demand has remained strong throughout most of the country since May of 2016. This indicates that buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase and are ...