Refinance

Jan. 23, 2020

Housing: Low Inventory Alert

LOW INVENTORY ALERT!

Low inventory! What does that even mean?

For home buyers looking to purchase a new home in 2020, you may be facing an extremely low inventory. Starting 2020 with a strong economy and low-interest rates, homebuyers still face a big hurdle -- extremely low inventory,  according to ...

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Jan. 6, 2020

Staging - 3 Winter Tips

3 Winter Staging Tips

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What a difference a few home accessories can make to a listing's decor! Just by complimenting—or swapping out—current accessories with layered textures, vignettes, and blending in warm hues and natural elements, you can create a beautifully staged home. This is staging made easy, and here ...

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Jan. 5, 2020

Real Estate Investing Tips

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Real Estate Investing: Know What You Don't

Residential real estate investing is something that’s strangely simple and complicated at the same time. At the theoretical level, we all recognize the end objective of buying property, letting it gain value over time, and liquidating it at a later date. There ...

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Oct. 21, 2019

HOME - What does home mean to you?

What does home look like to you?

That is a big question for a lot of people looking to make a home purchase.  Many times people look at the criteria bedrooms, bathrooms, yard size, and the functionality of the space for their family or lifestyle. Although these are super ...

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Aug. 3, 2019

What’s with the New Lending Restrictions on Refinances?

Mortgage Refinances

First, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) capped cash-out refinances at 80% down from 85% just announcing the changes going into effect on September 1st, 2019.  Now Ginnie Mae is capping VA Cash Out Refinances and 90% Loan-to-Value loans are no longer in their wheelhouse unless inside a custom Ginnie Mae ...

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July 1, 2017

What is a 1031 Exchange?

What is a 1031 Exchange?          

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By Valerie Brown

Have you heard of a 1031 Exchange?  A transaction involving a 1031 Exchange is a way the tax code allows you to sell your investment property, buy a new investment property, and defer all of the ...

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