House Hunters Blog

Baby, it’s cold outside! What to do inside

Here are four things to do to make sure you and your house survive a frigid winter night. Close and lock all your windows. They seal better that way. Close draperies on cold and windy nights to reduce the feel of drafts that invite you to raise your thermostat temperature. If you have insulated drapes

By |2020-01-22T09:06:27-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Seasons of real estate

Not every year is the same, but there’s a pattern. Spring The spring market begins when sellers start listing their properties in larger numbers. Look for these harbingers: No snow on walkways due to light snowfall or warmer weather. Easter has passed. (This year, Easter is April 12.) The spring market is driven by increased

Credit scores

If you are thinking of buying a house or condo, your credit score matters. A low score can Cause you to be unable to get a conventional mortgage. Drive up the price of your mortgage, because you are a higher-risk borrower. Sudden changes in your credit score, after you apply, can cause your mortgage to

2020

May all your dreams come true. Whatever you do, do it in good health.

By |2020-01-06T15:08:04-05:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Modifying your home for older and disabled people

Here's the first of a series of guest posts from Terri Williams, of reviews.com. According to 2017 U.S. Census population estimates, there are nearly 50 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older, and by 2060, that number will surpass 98 million. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that older Americans experience

Portfolio Lenders and Recasting Mortgages

Portfolio vs. conventional lenders A Portfolio Bank is a bank that lends their own funds into mortgages. They keep the mortgages in the bank and service the loans, which is a real advantage to homeowners. Portfolio lenders tend to be local banks and credit unions. A portfolio lender is able to make their own rules

Bragging on Our Agent, Anna Matveychuk-Culmone

The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA) is a professional organization of real estate buyer agents and buyer brokers who only represent home buyers. Members of NAEBA do not accept listings, advertise properties for sale or represent sellers at any time. Our agent, Anna Matveychuk-Culmone is running to be on their Board of Directors.

By |2019-12-05T15:12:15-05:00December 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Avoidable Problems: How a Walkthrough Protects Buyers

Sometimes, we hear stories from people who planned on using our services but then wandered into an open house and found themselves represented by the person at the open house. This happened to someone Dave knew, recently. By the time Dave found out about it, it was too late. The agent who “represented” these buyers

By |2019-11-11T11:28:58-05:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: buying process, Dave|Tags: , , , |