Real Estate Term of the Week

Pre-approval: An evaluation of a potential borrower by a lender that determines whether the borrower qualifies for a loan from...

What Financial Information Must I Reveal to My Real Estate Agent?

Most people regard their financial circumstances as personal and confidential. Since buying a home is one of the largest purchases...

Real Estate Term of the Week

Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) Limits and rules placed on a group of homes by a builder, developer, neighborhood association...

What You Should Know When You Buy in an HOA Community

Homeowners Associations (HOAs) govern over 300,000 communities throughout the U.S. Many newer developments are part of an HOA, but the...

Real Estate Term of the Week

Fair Market Value: The most probable price that property will sell for in both a competitive and open market....

The DOs and DON’Ts of Preparing Your Home to Sell

As much as you love your home, it’s important to remember that you are selling a product, not all of...

Real Estate Terms of The Week

Inspection: A home inspection is a professional consulting service that examines the present condition of the home’s major systems, based...

Ten Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Home

It’s easy to put off regular maintenance of your home when everything seems to be working as it should. But...

Real Estate Term of The Week

Sweat Equity: An increased value in a property earned from the homeowner’s labor toward upkeep or restoration....

10 Do It Yourself Ways to Increase Curb Appeal

The outside of your home makes the first impression on potential buyers. Before they even enter your house, they already...

Radon Threat

Is your basement finished? Have you ever tested it for Radon? Radon is a natural, colorless, odorless, radioactive gas, and...

New Mortgage Rules – Fact or Fiction?

The new “Qualified Mortgage” rules went into effect this week. We have an easy to understand great summary of these...

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