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Monthly Archives: June 2019

    Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!

    By Ann Rudd | June 28, 2019

    In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d... Read More

    Having a Professional on Your Side Makes All the Difference!

    By Ann Rudd | June 27, 2019

    In today’s fast-paced world where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, the addition of more information causes more confusion. Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, and dozens more on HGTV have given many a false sense... Read More

    Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-approved!

    By Ann Rudd | June 26, 2019

    In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a... Read More

    Four Reasons To Sell This Summer

    By Ann Rudd | June 25, 2019

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    Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving For Their Dream Homes

    By Ann Rudd | June 24, 2019

    Young buyers (Millennials & Gen Z) have waited longer than previous generations to enter the housing market for their first home. However, this hasn’t stopped them from dreaming about the home they will eventually buy. Many spend hours searching listings and building Pinterest boards of their favorite home features. According to a survey from Open Listings, 70% of single renters... Read More

    What You Need To Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

    By Ann Rudd | June 21, 2019

    Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). What... Read More

    Why Is So Much Paperwork Required To Get A Mortgage?

    By Ann Rudd | June 20, 2019

    When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It seems like they need to know everything about you. Furthermore, it requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends and family that the process... Read More

    5 Reasons to Sell Your House this Summer

    By Ann Rudd | June 19, 2019

    Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in the market right now!... Read More

    Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment

    By Ann Rudd | June 18, 2019

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    Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!

    By Ann Rudd | June 17, 2019

    During the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices, and the recovery of the housing market are helping this generation to regain their lost wealth. According to Pew Research Center, “Their fortunes have rebounded more than those of other generations during... Read More