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May 22, 2024 9 min read

The Repercussions of a Mortgage Not Closing on Time

You’ve worked hard for years, saved up the down payment, and have finally found...

Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
May 17, 2024 7 min read

Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Identity theft is a pervasive and evolving threat that can wreak havoc on your financial...

Mortgage Weekly Update
May 16, 2024 11 min read

Mortgage Rates Go Down and Applications Go Up, Albeit Marginally

On Thursday, May 16, 2024, Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary...

Summer Cleaning To Prep Your House For Sale
May 16, 2024 3 min read

Summer Cleaning to Prep Your House for Sale

As summer approaches, this is the perfect time to tackle some deep cleaning and...

How Your Credit Score Can Affect the Interest Rate on Your Loan
May 15, 2024 5 min read

How Your Credit Score Can Affect the Interest Rate on Your Loan

If your credit score is a little banged up, the loan interest rates you’re offered can...

Understanding the Impact of Green Certifications on Property Value
May 13, 2024 6 min read

Understanding the Impact of Green Certifications on Property Value

In recent years, the real estate market has seen a significant shift towards...

Cold Calling Tips for Real Estate Agents
May 10, 2024 3 min read

How to Stop Trigger Leads and Unwanted Solicitations After Applying for a Mortgage

Applying for a mortgage can be an exciting and significant step in your life, but it can...

How Long Should You Keep Your Mortgage Docs?
May 8, 2024 5 min read

How Long Should You Keep Your Mortgage Docs?

A lot of people are decluttering their homes these days. They’re clearing out...

The Role of Data Analytics in Real Estate Market Prediction
May 6, 2024 7 min read

The Role of Data Analytics in Real Estate Market Prediction

Although realtors have traditionally been associated with more intangible traits, such as...

The Ins and Outs of Jumbo Mortgages
May 1, 2024 5 min read

The Ins and Outs of Jumbo Mortgages

The real estate market has continued to soar in many parts of the United States, leading...

Green Thumb, Golden Opportunity: Leveraging Garden Appeal in Real Estate
April 29, 2024 7 min read

Green Thumb, Golden Opportunity: Leveraging Garden Appeal in Real Estate

Gardens are now a big deal in real estate. They used to be just a nice addition, but...

Rent to Own: How Does It Work?
April 26, 2024 4 min read

Rent to Own: How Does It Work?

Opinions on today’s real estate market are all over the board. With perspectives...

4 Summer Marketing Ideas for Real Estate Agents
April 24, 2024 4 min read

4 Summer Marketing Ideas for Real Estate Agents

Can you feel it? The summer real estate market is right around the corner. As many of you...

The Digital Nomad Boom: How Realtors Can Capture a Moving Market
April 22, 2024 7 min read

The Digital Nomad Boom: How Realtors Can Capture a Moving Market

In recent years, the surge in remote working technologies and the global shift towards...

The Do's and Don'ts After Mortgage Preapproval
April 19, 2024 5 min read

The Do’s and Don’ts After Mortgage Preapproval

Getting preapproved for a mortgage is an exciting and important step in the homebuying...

What Is an Appraisal Waiver?
April 17, 2024 4 min read

What Is an Appraisal Waiver?

Appraisal waivers are a program offered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that allows lenders...

Navigating Mortgage Options for Self-Employed Homebuyers: A Realtor's Guide
April 15, 2024 6 min read

Navigating Mortgage Options for Self-Employed Homebuyers: A Realtor’s Guide

Embarking on the journey to homeownership can be an exhilarating yet challenging...

Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Home Without Buyer Representation
April 12, 2024 4 min read

Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Home Without Buyer Representation

Buying a home is a huge decision, and the process can feel overwhelming. A key player is...

How to Lower Your Closing Costs
April 10, 2024 4 min read

How to Lower Your Closing Costs

After your down payment, closing costs typically come in as your second-most expensive...

5 Tell-tale Signs You May Be Ready to Give Up Renting and Buy a Home
April 8, 2024 7 min read

Building Trust Through Transparency: Communicating with Clients in Real Estate Transactions

In the complex and often high-stakes world of real estate transactions, the bridge of...

5 Tell-tale Signs You May Be Ready to Give Up Renting and Buy a Home
April 5, 2024 7 min read

5 Tell-tale Signs You May Be Ready to Give Up Renting and Buy a Home

Are you currently renting and wondering if it’s time to take the leap into...

Home Warranty vs. Home Insurance: What's the Difference?
April 3, 2024 6 min read

Home Warranty vs. Home Insurance: What’s the Difference?

In today’s market, owning a home comes with a whole new set of challenges. Rising...

The Untapped Potential of Micro-Housing in Urban Centers
April 2, 2024 7 min read

The Untapped Potential of Micro-Housing in Urban Centers

As cities around the world continue to grow, the challenge of providing affordable,...

Light Pollution: How Homeowners Can Make a Positive Impact
March 29, 2024 3 min read

Light Pollution: How Homeowners Can Make a Positive Impact

Light pollution is a significant problem that affects human health, wildlife behavior,...

First-time Homebuyer in the Military? Answers to Your Top 6 Mortgage Questions
March 27, 2024 9 min read

First-time Homebuyer in the Military? Answers to Your Top 6 Mortgage Questions

Veterans and military members are pretty lucky when it comes to buying a home. For one,...

Navigating the Luxury Condo Market: Insights for Success
March 25, 2024 7 min read

Navigating the Luxury Condo Market: Insights for Success

The luxury condo market represents the pinnacle of sophistication, comfort, and...

The Facts About Condominium Insurance
March 22, 2024 4 min read

The Facts About Condominium Insurance

Condominiums offer a unique blend of community living and personal property ownership....

4 Signs There’s Mold in Your House
March 20, 2024 5 min read

4 Signs There’s Mold in Your House

Mold in a home can indeed be a problem, especially for individuals with allergies,...

The Art of Selling Historic Homes: Marketing Charm and Character
March 18, 2024 6 min read

The Art of Selling Historic Homes: Marketing Charm and Character

In the realm of real estate, historic homes stand out not just as mere residences but as...

Avoid These 5 Critical Mistakes When Buying Your First Home
March 15, 2024 6 min read

Avoid These 5 Critical Mistakes When Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home is an exciting milestone, but it can also be fraught with...