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Monthly Archives: September 2016

    8 Reasons to Use a Realtor When Buying A Home

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | September 29, 2016

    We live in the age of technology.. so naturally people think they can find their dream home by themselves. Thanks to websites like Zillow & Trulia, buyers can now surf the web for homes from the comfort of their own home. If you’re asking yourself “do I really need an agent to help me buy... Read More

    All These Random Things Add Up…(& affect your home’s value)

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | September 28, 2016

    Most factors are obvious, but there are some weird ones that can affect your home’s value. Let’s find out what they are! The name of your street: People typically prefer the street they live on to have a name versus a number & that’s usually true nationwide. According to a survey, people think street is... Read More

    After Buying Your Dream Home:

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | September 22, 2016

    We talk a whole lot about new home buyers or first time sellers, about loans and fee’s. But what happens after you get the house? Here are 7 financial tips for after escrow closes. Emergency fund: There are a lot of expenses that go into buying a home, all the closing costs and the down... Read More

    The Nitty Gritty on FHA Loans.

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | September 19, 2016

    Finding the perfect home is just the first step on the road to home ownership. If you don’t have a huge down payment to put down, you might qualify for an FHA loan. Here’s some info on FHA and how it works: What is it and who for?: An FHA mortgage loan is a loan... Read More

    Renting? Here’s a Plan To Get You Ready To Buy!

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | September 15, 2016

    For renters who are planning on buying a home, a plan is a necessity. Creating a budget and saving for a down payment are a few things you need to think about if your planning the big move. Buying a home is a big deal, don’t go into it without understanding the full cost of... Read More

    What is Escrow?

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | September 12, 2016

    There are some scary terms that come with buying or selling a home… Escrow is one of them. The word probably goes straight over your head, as it did mine before I got into Real Estate. The good news: Escrow isn’t as scary as it sounds. It is actually super useful when buying a home.... Read More

    Important Credit Lessons You Probably Haven’t Learned.

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | September 9, 2016

    When it comes time to perfect your credit, here;s a list of things to keep in mind. P.S. There’s no ‘right time’ to start bettering your credit. Don’t wait til you want to buy a car or put an offer on your dream home. If you think being late on a payment isn’t that big... Read More

    9 Things To Do After Your Offer Gets Accepted

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | September 8, 2016

    Your offer was accepted! Now you need to get straight to business. There’s some things you want to take care of right away. There’s a whole lot of real estate lingo that goes straight over most buyer’s heads.. here’s a list and some definitions of those confusing words.   #1 Earnest Money Deposit: This is... Read More

    Mistakes New Home Buyers Make: How to Deal.

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | September 7, 2016

    Some pretty big mishaps can happen when you’re buying a home.. the biggest reason mistakes happen is the buyer being misinformed or not knowing the right questions to ask. But these mistakes are easy to avoid if you know what they are. Here’s a list of some common mistakes 1st time home buyers make, I... Read More

    7 Ways To Make The Offer On Your Dream Home More Personal…

    By Deborah Mason-Rogers | September 2, 2016

    Flattery.. it can get you somewhere after all! Let the seller know you are speaking from the heart. Tell them what you loved most about the home, try to make it personal. Not only does this butter the seller up, but it shows them that you really took your time in inspecting the home. If... Read More