Monthly Archive: June 2017

Jun 28 2017

6 Home Appraisal Myths

Think of the appraisal as a tool for removing emotion from the equation between the two sides who desperately want to make a sale, And understand that it’s completely natural to be a bit confused about just what, exactly, helps add value to your home in the appraiser’s eyes. But we’re here to clear it up …

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Jun 24 2017

Q&A: What do condo insurance policies cover

  Question: With hurricane season right around the corner, I am concerned about insurance for my beachfront condo. Who is responsible for fixing or replacing the building? And if my unit did get damaged, would I still have to pay the mortgage if I’m not able to live there during repairs? – Alex   Answer: …

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Jun 21 2017

6 Things Everyone Should Do When Moving Into a New House

    Change the Locks You really don’t know who else has keys to your home, so change the locks. That ensures you’re the only person who has access. Install new deadbolts yourself for as little as $10 per lock, or call a locksmith — if you supply the new locks, they typically charge about $20 …

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Jun 17 2017

5 tips for buyers in a tight housing market

  WASHINGTON – May 15, 2017 – When inventory is low, home prices tend to go up. Attempting to purchase a house in this type of market can make the already complex home-buying process even more overwhelming. To help buyers successfully get through the buying process in a tight inventory market, the National Association of …

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Jun 14 2017

Study: Americans overwhelmed with stress when moving

    According to a new survey released by SpareFoot.com, Americans move an average of six times throughout their lives, and the U.S. Census Bureau projects that 40 million Americans will add another home to their list this year. Of those, 65 percent will move between Memorial Day and Labor Day. In a study, SpareFoot …

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Jun 10 2017

Buy Your First Home in One Year: A Step-by-Step Guide

  The 12-month timeline will help you sidestep common mistakes, like paying too much interest or getting stuck with the wrong house. (Yep, it happens!)   12 Months Out   Check your credit score. Get a copy of your credit report at annualcreditreport.com. The three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) are each required to give you …

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Jun 07 2017

Average 30-year mortgage rate slips to 3.94%

  WASHINGTON (AP) – June 1, 2017 – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were flat to slightly lower this week, as the key 30-year rate marked a new low for the year. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans slipped to 3.94 percent from 3.95 percent last week. The …

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Jun 04 2017

81 Staging Tips That Help Buyers Fall in Love

  Staging your house can make you money. Seventy-one percent of sellers’ agents believe a well-staged environment increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer. It isn’t guaranteed to get you more money. But it’s an important marketing tool to help you compete at the right price, which means you can sell faster Helping …

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