Tag Archives: renovation

Are There Really Great Bargains in Buying Foreclosures?

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Most people are under the assumption that all foreclosed homes are bargains. Well.  .  .  YES and NO YES  if you are looking for a home priced under market value.               NO  if you are looking for a home in super … Continue reading

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A Note to the First Time Homebuyer

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For the first time homebuyer, the transition from tenant to homeowner might feel perfectly natural… like a duck to water. But for others, it’s a bit more of an adjustment… Especially the financial implications. With today’s low interest rates, it’s … Continue reading

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Negotiating a Short Sale

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The main thing to know when negotiating a short sale is that it’s always going to be priced somewhat below market if for no other reason than the fact the seller is looking for a quick sale. I recently had … Continue reading

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What is Chinese Drywall?

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Since Hurricane Katrina and the rash of repairs and new construction that followed, we have seen a higher than normal incidence of homes contaminated wth Chinese drywall. YES. . . contaminated!! As in poisonous!! These homes are not fit for … Continue reading

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Mortgage Choices: FHA 203k? …or HomePath Loan?

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In this market, agents are quite often asked which is better… An FHA 203k or a Fannie Mae Homepath loan? The following is a reprint from a blog by Justin McHood who works for Academy Mortgage and is based in … Continue reading

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203k Specialist

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I am proud to announce I have been awarded the real estate industrys prestigious 203k Specialist certification. By this certification, I am a member of, a nationwide organization of real estate, lending, and home improvement professionals working in partnership with Lowes, … Continue reading

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