Why overpay for a home by overpaying for a mortgage? My role as a loan officer is to put education at the top of the list for homebuyers & prepare them to get the most value. In 2008 I was awared the NAMP Integrity Seal (ethics & professional commitment to consumers), also received CRMS & CMC designations. Less than 1/2% of all loan officers have achieved these levels of recognition.
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Are you worried about contingent contracts? Consider this scenario - Buyer (A) agrees to purchase new construction ($750,000) with completion in 12 months. Hoping to sell his SF home (B) he lists it in month 4. In month 6 he accepts a contract ($450,000) for his sale contingent on his buyer's s...
I recently made a presentation to Realtors on ways to move listings. My opening comments focused on the fact that while I am not a Realtor, I wanted to share notes taken from watching many successful Realtors. I wanted them to be successful and that perhaps by considering some of the oldies bu...
Affordability - what buyers are willing to pay! Does this sound familiar?"Why haven't you found a buyer for my home? Last year my neighbor sold his identical home for $500,000 and the best offer you can find are for $475,000. Maybe I should get someone else to sell my home."On July 1, 2005 I c...