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9 Steps to Take Now to Buy a Home Next Year

October 30, 2017  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

You and your family are thinking of buying a new home – or your next one – in 2018. There are things you can do now to prepare yourself. Here are seven steps to get you ready for this exciting… Read more

Real Estate Lingo for Homebuyers: Part 2

May 22, 2017  /  Appraisal  /  Marti Reeder

Continued from May 15, 2017 Buying a home can be a daunting and complex process, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right Realtor, you can feel confident that you are being well represented and that she has your… Read more

Honest Advice for First-Time Homebuyers in a Sellers’ Market

April 24, 2017  /  Closing Costs  /  Marti Reeder

  With home inventory so low, homes are selling quickly and above the asking price, in many cases. Here is some sound advice to help first-time homebuyers purchase a home in this sellers’ market: Get pre-approved from a mortgage lender…. Read more

5 Tips for Getting a Mortgage in 2017

March 6, 2017  /  Credit  /  Marti Reeder

Unless you’ve got a trust fund or buckets of cash lying around, if you want to buy a home this year, you’ll need a mortgage. Here are 5 tips to help you find a mortgage that meets your needs: Find… Read more

Home Sales at Highest Pace in 10 Years

February 20, 2017  /  Finance  /  Marti Reeder

Home buyers: If you want to buy a home now, the demand is strong, so you’ll have to differentiate yourself from other buyers to make your offer stand out. Ideally, you’ll get pre-approved so you know how much you can… Read more

The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know

October 31, 2016  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

As we said in our Oct. 17 blog post, this is a seller’s market, so it is important that you get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage. Here’s what you’ll need to qualify in the current real estate market: A… Read more

What’s the Difference Between Being Pre-qualified and Pre-approved for a Mortgage?

June 6, 2016  /  Credit  /  Marti Reeder

There are all kinds of terms thrown around when it comes to buying a home. Two of these terms are “pre-qualified” and “pre-approved.” While these terms are similar, they are, in fact, very different. Let’s talk about the differences. Pre-qualification… Read more

4 Ways to Improve Your Chance of Getting a Mortgage

May 23, 2016  /  Credit  /  Marti Reeder

Mortgage talk is HOT on everyone’s minds right now –  especially in the midst of the spring and summer buying season. Homes rarely stay on the market for long if they’re a hot buy — so here’s how to jump… Read more

8 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

August 10, 2015  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

Tired of apartment living? Have a growing family? Want a space you can call your own? Buying your first home can be complicated, but these tips will make buying your first home easy-breezy. Know how much home you can afford…. Read more

Homebuyers, get a jump start on spring home shopping

February 12, 2015  /  Home Buying  /  Marti Reeder

Spring and summer are typically the busiest times of the year to shop for a home. Not only is the weather nicer, but it is often easier to move when children are on spring or summer break. With spring just… Read more

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