Foreclosures have been one of the best real estate purchases of late. However, Foreclosed homes can be tricky transactions.
Tips to help you in buying your home
Fixer Uppers are a great way for first time homebuyers or in fact any homebuyers to take a home in need of a little “TLC”, add your own personality and style and make a home not only speak to you, but increase in value as well.If you intend on making your fixer upper home your […]
If you saw my last post, (A Great Bath Is Better Than…) I indicated that the bathroom (especially the Master Bath) is one of those upgrades that sell homes.
Paying Off Good Debts Can Actually Hurt You Got a call the other day from one of my buyer clients. Being the wonderful clients that they are, they naturally called me to give them some advice on paying off their credit cards in preparation to purchase their first home here in Salt Lake. ( Note: […]
If you want to know how we got into the mortgage mess, this is a good reason. This post came from an associate in California, it is worth repeating here. This Sucks… Who sent this junk? Via Bill Ladewig, Your FHA Guru: I really dislike this slimy advertising. You too? Lets do something about it. I […]
Comparables Are Like The 3 Amigos! Whenever you refinance, or buy a new home, or even sell a home, there is always an appraisal involved. The lender will always want a justification that the home is worth the sales price, and quite frankly, you will want that too. So, one of the ways that an […]
I just received this letter from one of my lenders, and she makes some important points about interest rates that I thought should be passed along. Everyone Wants a Lower Price, But What About the Impact of Interest Rates? When shopping for a home, the natural tendency of any buyer is to want to pay […]
Do I Need A Home Inspection To Buy A House? Yes, most definitely! You will never hear us say…”Don’t bother with a home inspection“, and if you ever do…we have gone crazy, so run, save yourselves! Part of the responsibility of purchasing a home whether it is your first or your last is to do your […]
Walk-ability Score – What is it and why do I need one? I get a lot of questions about the “Walkability Score” section of property details on my search site www.searchsaltlakehomes.com, so thought I would give you a cool and efficient explanation of said component. Walk Score is a company which “analyzes hundreds of walking […]
Energy Efficient Mortgages It seems like everywhere we turn we hear about steps we should take to save energy and “go green.” Now our mortgages are no exception. Whether you feel you would like to do your part to help protect the environment, keep a little extra money in your pocket each month, or would […]