How to Negotiate With Difficult Sellers

HOMEBUYERS, TRANSACTION Some sellers are challenging – they don’t want complications or compromises. They can demand all-cash offers, no inspections and for you to pay over list price. The only thing you can do is make it hard for the seller to be difficult. Ask your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professional to contact the seller’s … Continued

What is Fair Market Value?

Homeowners’ Advice If you’re buying or selling a home, the concept of fair market value is important. Each home, even if it were built identically to its neighbors, is unique. Variables such as physical condition, improvements or damages, location and overall desirability can each affect the perceived value of any property. According to Smartasset.com, fair … Continued

Three Home Trends That Will Stay Around

LUXURY, SMART TECHNOLOGIES, HOMEOWNERS, HOMEBUYERS, LIFESTYLE The way Americans use their homes has changed since the advent of the pandemic. Once many activities were significantly curtailed or eliminated, from going to the office or school, travel, gatherings, dining out, to theaters and other entertainment, homeowners spent more time at home. Here are some home design … Continued

How Inquiries Impact Your Credit

MORTGAGE ADVICE, CREDIT REPORTS, HOMEBUYERS, FINANCE Mortgage lenders depend on the information found in credit reports and credit scores. One of the numbers that cause fluctuations in a consumer’s credit scores is inquiries. Inquiries, according to Equifax.com, are “entries that appear on your credit report when your credit information is accessed by a legally authorized … Continued

What is Fair Market Value?

If you’re buying or selling a home, the concept of fair market value is important. Each home, even if it were built identically to its neighbors, is unique. Variables such as physical condition, improvements or damages, location and overall desirability can each affect the perceived value of any property. According to Smartasset.com, fair market value … Continued

Military Mortgage

If you’re active military or an armed services veteran who’s ready to buy a home, a Veterans Benefits Administration (VA) home loan allows you to transact with no down-payment, no minimum credit score, and a better interest rate than you’d otherwise qualify for because the VA is guaranteeing the loan for the mortgage lender. You’ll … Continued

Moving Truck

One of the benefits my clients receive is the use of a moving truck.  It’s incredibly cost effective compared to local companies and you don’t pay for mileage! Back To Top

February Home Maintenance Checklist

Monthly Home Maintenance Checklist   Avoid piling snow against the house – the moisture could damage the siding and foundation. Periodically check the gas meter at the side of the house for snow and ice build-up. Keep your walkways safe by using ice melter. Periodically brush heavy snow off shrubs and evergreens to prevent damage. … Continued

FHA Forebearance Extension

FHA Forebearance Extension:  If you have an FHA Loan and are already on a forbearance, you can now request an additional three months of forbearance. Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac FHA loans are also extending the moratorium on single-family foreclosures as well as real estate evictions until the end of March 2021. Originally, these moratoriums … Continued

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