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What to Expect When Buying a Home

There's nothing worse than surprise costs at the end of the day when purchasing your first home, so here are some expenses to look out for when buying. First make sure you decide with the sellers what expenses they will cover. This could include anything from home inspections to security deposits for utilities, like water and electric which can be a couple hundred dollars if you're not from the ar...
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What NOT To Do While Buying A Home

Purchasing a home for the first time is a major milestone and when it comes to financing there is a lot that goes into getting you qualified for a loan and into the perfect fit for you and your family. First, never underestimate the importance of your credit history. Your credit score will affect your ability to qualify for a loan and can make all of the difference when it comes to the kind of hom...
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Mortgage 101 Lesson 2: Loan Applications

There are a lot of things to consider before you get a mortgage on a house and making a loan applications is key to getting the process started. You should probably shop around to find the best rate, and learn a few things about different types of mortgages so you can get the right one for you. Some definitions to remember when you're in the process: Rate Lock – An agreement between a borrow...
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Prequalifying – Mortgage 101 with David Bruce

There's a lot you're going to need to know if you are buying a home for the first time. I met with my friend, David, to talk over some of the questions you might have about prequalifying. Prequalifying is an important first step to getting a mortgage! Without a prequalification letter, it's hard to move on in the home buying process. Prequalification as defined at Investopedia.com is "an...
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Marketing Plan for You

What should your realtor be doing for you to get your home sold? Of course you want top dollar and your home is worth it, but you still need to price it competitively. When you work with me, I'll help you find out what you can do to make your look it's best and give you checklists to follow so you don't miss a thing. It's the first thing in my marketing plan for you. One of the things I do that re...
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Curb Appeal

The outside of your house is the first thing people see, you want it to have a nice curb appeal whether you're getting ready to sell or you just want to spruce it up. Here's a list of DIY projects you can do to the outside of your home, the side everybody driving by sees. I like having people over, I'm sure a lot of you do too, so why not make it nice? Upgrade your mailbox -whether it’s m...
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April Roadwork Update

After the last roadwork vlog a bunch of you were asking about what's going on at 221 and 501. Unfortunately I couldn't find any hard facts about it, however in this roadwork update I will let you know what the deal is with the Greenview Drive intersection. As soon as I have more cohesive facts about roadwork by Heritage High School, I will let you know. As of now, you can expect roundabouts...
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Picking a Paint Color

If you're about to paint your home, put some thought into what colors you'll use. Do you want to spark excitement? Induce calmness? Or maybe just have a room you can entertain guests in? This video has several tidbits of information to consider before you spend any money on paint. Different colors can will effect people psychologically. Cool colors such as light blues, light greens, some pu...
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