What Buyers Can Do While Staying at Home

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While you're isolating at home, there are things you can do to help buy a home now or in the near future.  Instead of spending time surfing the Internet looking at homes, do the groundwork necessary to be able to purchase the home that you find. There is a lot of documentation necessary to qualify for a mortgage and to be …

Showing Procedures During Covid-19

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During these unsettling times, sellers and buyers are concerned about staying healthy and virus-free as we all are.  To keep all parties safe, new procedures should be considered regarding the procedure for showing houses. Agents are reporting that they are selling homes where the buyers have not physically been in the home and base their decision on the virtual tour …

Showing Procedures During Covid-19

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During these unsettling times, sellers and buyers are concerned about staying healthy and virus-free as we all are.  To keep all parties safe, new procedures should be considered regarding the procedure for showing houses. Agents are reporting that they are selling homes where the buyers have not physically been in the home and base their decision on the virtual tour found …

Why have a mortgage during retirement?

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You don't have to watch TV for long before Tom Selleck, Henry Winkler or Robert Wagner will tell you why seniors should consider a reverse mortgage.  However, there are a seniors who are resisting the conventional wisdom of having their home paid for and opting for a mortgage with payments on their home. In some cases, seniors will downsize into a …

Shopping for a Mortgage

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A lower rate will not only result in a lower payment, it will amortize the loan quicker.  A $250,000 mortgage at 4.5% for 30 years will have a $1,266.71 principal and interest payment.  At 4%, the same loan will have $1,193.54 payment saving $73.18 a month and the unpaid balance would be $1,776 lower at the end of five years. Mortgage lenders …

Get Ready to Garage Sale

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A well-planned garage or yard sale can give you extra space in your home, get rid of unused items and make some money but it needs some of the same considerations that any business needs to be successful.  Start early to research and plan Promotion is key Display items attractively Price items right Organize checkout Determine the date of your …