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8 Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask Their Real Estate Agent
August 2, 2019

8 Questions Every Homebuyer Should Ask Their Real Estate Agent

How Long Have You Been a Real Estate Agent? Knowing how long your real estate agent has been working is important. While being new to the industry doesn’t mean they’re not skilled, it can mean that t...


Can I Buy a House Without a Real Estate Agent?
January 10, 2022

Can I Buy a House Without a Real Estate Agent?

The Pros and Cons The Pros: Potential To Save Money This is the biggest reason why buyers may choose to go solo. For some savvy buyers, the savings may be all the convincing they need. Typically, the ...


Real-Estate Agents Say Government Shutdown is Starting to Impede the Housing Market
January 28, 2019

Real-Estate Agents Say Government Shutdown is Starting to Impede the Housing Market

A new study from the nation’s leading real-estate agent advocacy group shows how the partial federal government shutdown is curbing economic activity. The National Association of Realtors surveyed its...


What is Title Insurance and Why Do I Need It?
October 19, 2020

What is Title Insurance and Why Do I Need It?

Titles and the homebuying process Since titles are part of the legal process of transferring ownership, before the title can be transferred, it must be “cleared” before the buyer can have it. Your len...


Sharp Drop in Rates Spark Jump in Applications
January 14, 2019

Sharp Drop in Rates Spark Jump in Applications

The combination of lower mortgage rates and an unusually slow end to 2018 caused mortgage applications to surge to start this year. Overall volume jumped 23.5 percent last week from the previous week,...


What is a Commitment Letter?
May 13, 2021

What is a Commitment Letter?

What Does the Letter State? A commitment letter specifies the type of mortgage being obtained, the amount of money being borrowed, the terms or length of the repayment period, and the mortgage interes...


Property Investing in the Era of Airbnb
July 19, 2021

Property Investing in the Era of Airbnb

Why Airbnb is Different Than Traditional Property Investing In the past, the only way to make reliable money off of a residential investment property was to A) own a single- or multi-family home and B...


Housing Demand is Strong Again. Will it be Temporary?
February 11, 2019

Housing Demand is Strong Again. Will it be Temporary?

After ending 2018 in a serious slump, demand for housing is suddenly soaring again, thanks to a drop in mortgage rates that could be temporary. The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose thro...


Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise, a Sign of Hope for the Spring Homebuying Season
February 25, 2019

Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise, a Sign of Hope for the Spring Homebuying Season

Mortgage application volume increased 3.6 percent last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted index. Applications to purchase a home increased...