Real Estate

Moving Checklist & Planner
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Let’s face it, moving is stressful. Moving all your belongings from one place to another is hard, and so is relocating your life in general. But, let’s not forget that moving to a new place is an exciting time! We scoured the internet looking for…

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Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-approval
Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-approval 1024 536 gregkingsbury

Two often confused terms in the home buying process are a mortgage loan pre-qualification and a home loan pre-approval. Here’s what you really need to know about each one. Pre-Qualification A mortgage pre-qualification is simply an estimate of how much home you can afford and…

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7 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent
7 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent
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The road to homeownership can be bumpy, and it’s often filled with unexpected turns and detours. That’s why it makes sense to have a real estate pro help guide the way. While real estate websites and mobile apps can help you identify houses you may…

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Before You Make An Offer, Here Are 4 Tips For Success!
Before You Make An Offer, Here Are 4 Tips For Success! 1024 536 gregkingsbury

With these four tips in mind you will be better prepared to make a successful offer. Understand How Much You Can Afford While it’s not nearly as fun as house hunting, fully understanding your finances is critical in making an offer. This ‘tip’ or ‘step’…

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5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall
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Real estate markets ebb and flow just like the seasons. The spring market starts hopping when the sun comes out, flowers bloom and winter is over. Conversely, fall signals the beginning of a slower market, which could be good for buyers. If you’re in the…

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Why was I countered?
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As a homebuyer, if you make an offer below list price, the seller may choose to reject, accept or simply let the offer expire. If there are multiple offers, the listing agent will lay out the options for their client and then notify all buyers’…

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Thinking About Buying a Home?
Thinking About Buying a Home? 1024 536 gregkingsbury

One of the first steps in the homebuying process is fully understanding your finances. Here is a checklist to help you prepare. Avoid making changes to your financial story that could hurt you ability to qualify for your home loan. Do Make and stick to…

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Apps for Finding a Great Neighborhood
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A large part of a successful move is finding a good neighborhood. Here’s a few ways to find what pretty much everyone agrees makes up a good neighborhood: Schools: You can view demographics and stats for any school district in the US by navigating to…

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Before You Make An Offer, Here Are 4 Tips For Success!
Before You Make An Offer, Here Are 4 Tips For Success! 1024 536 gregkingsbury

With these four tips in mind you will be better prepared to make a successful offer. Understand How Much You Can Afford While it’s not nearly as fun as house hunting, fully understanding your finances is critical in making an offer. This ‘tip’ or ‘step’…

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Why Use a Local Mortgage Lender?
Why Use a Local Mortgage Lender? 1024 536 gregkingsbury

Real estate agents who would represent you as a buyer do care which lender you use. They’ll often suggest that you use a local lender who’s experienced with your area’s nuances, such as local taxation rules, settlement procedures and appraisal methodologies. These areas are all…

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