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Getting a Mortgage While Changing Jobs

Posted by Kelly Powers // February 19, 2018

Mortgage

Getting a mortgage is an exciting time, but can also be stressful. Changes to your credit, income, or expenses at this time can alter your ability to borrow. When you are changing a job, the details of the job change are what will matter. If you have documentation and are changing from a job to […]


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Five Things To Consider Before You Sell Your Home

Posted by Kelly Powers // February 12, 2018

Sell Your Home

It’s hard to say “no” when real estate prices are climbing in your area, but is it time for you to sell your home?  If you’ve been going back and forth on reaching a decision, now may be the time to sell your home.  But before you list, here are five things to think about. […]


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FSBO (For Sale By Owner) – What it Means for Home Buyers

Posted by Kelly Powers // February 5, 2018

FSBO

In real estate, FSBO (pronounced fizbo) stands for For Sale By Owner. This means that a home is for sale, but the owner is selling it themselves instead of using a real estate agent. Because the homeowner is not using an agent, if you are interested in the home, there are things that you need […]


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Sellers: The Process to Calculate Your Home Value

Posted by Kelly Powers // January 29, 2018

Home Value

We first need to clarify that your home may have more value to you than to others. Or you may believe that your home values is much more than what your neighbor sold their house for. Unfortunately, what you think your home is worth is not always what your home will appraise for. On top […]


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Getting Started in Real Estate Investing: A How To Guide

Posted by Kelly Powers // January 22, 2018

Real Estate Investing

You don’t need to be a real estate pro to get started with real estate investing.  First time investors can still realize a profit from smaller real estate buys.  In a market where home prices are on the rise, real estate investing could be a great way to put your savings to work.   Here […]


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The Keys to Making Your First Home Offer

Posted by Kelly Powers // January 15, 2018

Home Offer

You’ve been looking online for months, attended every open house in the area and know all of the houses on the market.  And now it’s time. You found the perfect house you love and you are finally ready to make your first home offer.   While this is an exciting time, it can be a […]


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6 Steps to Successfully Selling Your House FSBO

Posted by Kelly Powers // January 8, 2018

FSBO

When you know you are ready to sell your house there are a lot of decisions that need to be made. Before you dive into all of them, you need to decide how you are going to sell your house. Are you going to enlist the services of real estate agent or are you going […]


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Why You May Need Cash to Buy a Foreclosure

Posted by Kelly Powers // January 1, 2018

Foreclosure

You’ve heard about what a steal you can get on buying a foreclosure. The houses can sell for well below market value. However, buying a foreclosure isn’t always as easy as it sounds. When you are buying a short sale or foreclosed property, you could be up against a lot of competition with your offer. […]


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3 Mistakes Homeowners Make When Selling

Posted by Kelly Powers // December 25, 2017

Homeowners

For anyone that has not sold a house before, the process can quickly become overwhelming and drawn out.  Typically, this is due to the homeowners making the wrong choices when putting the house on the market. Most homeowners feel like their house is worth more than it is, will neglect to maintain the property throughout […]


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6 Things to Learn Before Buying a House

Posted by Kelly Powers // December 18, 2017

Buying a House

Buying a house can be a nerve-wracking process.  No one wants to be stuck with a large loan and a house that is not what was envisioned. Most buyers concentrate on the house or yard and make sure everything is up to par.  While this is a much-needed step a potential homeowner must also consider […]


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