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Secrets of home buying in COVID-19

EEK! We find ourselves in the middle of what feels like an apocalypse  (i.e., the Coronavirus or COVID-19). It has changed our daily lives, morphed our collective community into something simultaneously closer and farther away because of social distancing. It’s left us all not wanting to do anything other than curl up with our dogs and watch re-runs of I … Read More

Millennial Myths

We’ve heard a lot of Millennial bashing over the last decade or so. We’ve heard everything from “they’re lazy” and “have no values”, among other myths. I use the word myth consciously here, because without DATA to back up the facts, they are just that. So, the news I share today is that they are myths after all. Millennials are … Read More

Common Mistakes Buyers Make on Offers

Buyers sometimes unwittingly make simple mistakes that significantly impact their chances of an offer being accepted or countered. Some of these mistakes are pretty obvious, others not so much. I have jokingly coined these mistakes the “seven purchasing sins”.  They are: Dragging your feet Offering your MAX approval amount Using an obscure lender Lowballing Waiving inspection contingency Letting others sway your … Read More

Home Shopping Smartly

There are some in the home buying process who don’t prepare themselves very well. They may have saved some for a down payment, but chances are, that is where they stop. There is much more to do to prepare for the home purchasing process to make the process go smoothly. Some include, working with a trusted Loan Officer (NOT A WEBSITE), … Read More