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Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage Process

November 6, 2019

The mortgage process is lengthy and time consuming but doesn’t have to be scary.  Organization is the key and keeping on top of the documents you will need to send probably more than once!  Pre-approval by a professional mortgage broker is also very important.  When you have that pre-approval letter we will know how much […]

4 Reasons to Sell This Fall

October 2, 2019

Thinking of selling your home this fall or season?  Sizing up or downsizing?  Now may be the perfect time to put your home on the market.  Buyers are starting to return to Southwest Florida after our very hot summer and we need more inventory.  There is a lot of inventory still available in our area, […]

What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs

September 24, 2019

HOA’s and Condo Associations can be very helpful and maintain the value of your property by taking care of the landscaping, common areas and keeping the repairs up to date.  However, they can also have some very restrictive rules which you need to be awe of before you purchase your property.  In Southwest Florida, after […]

Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

September 18, 2019

Very important information in today’s blog post.  Once you have found your home and applied for the mortgage be very careful about anything you do with your credit or income.  In other words, don’t do anything!  So many buyers think that everything is ok once the mortgage has been applied for, but the mortgage company […]

What’s the Latest on Interest Rates?

September 13, 2019

Are you worried about interest rates and the direction they may head?  According to the chief economist of Freddie Mac there is great news for homebuyers.  He feels that the lower interest rates and high employment rate will continue and home sales will be brisk going into the fall months.  Buyers market and low interest […]

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis

September 11, 2019

Does all this talk of a recession make you worry about your plans to buy a new home in the coming months?  Don’t let the media talk you into delaying your plans!  Southwest Florida is enjoying a buyers market so your money goes further here at the moment than it has in many years, especially […]

5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Explained

August 23, 2019

Are you an avid HGTV watcher?  Do you believe that these shows represent the truth of a real estate transaction?  I wish that my buyers would look at three homes and decide which one to buy!  However, that rarely happens although it has happened on occasion.  The home buying process is lengthy and at times […]

Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo?

August 21, 2019

There definitely is a set lingo to the real estate business.  I found myself in this position last week, using phrases with one of my customers because to me it is part of my vernacular, only to have her look at me questioningly.  As Real Estate professionals we forget that although these words are used […]