How to Buy a Home with NO Money Down

Buying a home with little or no down payment is still possible.  In fact, you may qualify for up to $20,000 in grants from federally approved programs that can be used for your down payment and/or closing costs  –  WOW !  Featured Download:  Seven Things You’ll Need to Buy a Home…  the checklist of what you’ll need to do and have ready to apply for one […]

Does your ‘Listing Agent’ have your back?

When selling, make sure your listing agent is your watchdog… In the current seller’s market, many properties are getting multiple offers. But the highest offer may not always be the best offer.The best offer, in many cases, is the one that will close on time. It’s your listing agent’s job to accept only those contracts […]

Home Interior Painting Tips

To paint… or not to paint?  That’s a really good question.  Here’s an article I came across by Angie Hicks, founder of AngiesList,  that could help answer the “painting question” for you… Living Smart: Interior Painting—Picking Color and Finish (MCT)—In the spring, many a homeowner’s fancy turns to thoughts of fresh paint, because what else renews a room as […]

Will Mortgage Rates Rise by December?

The Federal Reserve’s (Fed’s) recent decision to forgo raising its short-term target interest rate has given Home Buyers a few more months to take advantage of historically low home loan interest rates.  Today’s average rate for a 30 year, fixed rate mortgage was 3.85%… WOW !! Compare that to the late 1980’s… when I first started selling homes… when interest […]

Real Estate Provisions in “Fiscal Cliff” Bill

On Jan. 1 both the Senate and House passed H.R. 8 legislation to avert the “fiscal cliff.” The bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Jan. 2. Below is a summary of real estate related provisions in the bill: Real Estate Tax Extenders Mortgage Cancellation Relief is extended for one year to […]