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Why Do Real Estate Agents Ask If You’re Pre-approved? You shared this on 12/02/17

Why Do Real Estate Agents Ask If You’re Pre-approved? You shared this on 12/02/17

Have you ever walked into an open house, or called a real estate agent about a listing, and within minutes, they’re asking you if you are “pre-approved” for a mortgage? If you haven’t, then you have never walked into an open house or called an agent. Or at least enough of them... Just wait. It’ll happen. And you’re going to feel like it’s pretty pushy for them to ask that. It’s like a joke. It makes you feel like telling real estate agents this knock-knock joke… You: Knock-knock. Real estate agent: Who’s there? You: Nunya. Real Estate Agent: Nunya who!?...

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6 Reasons You Should Avoid Buying A For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Home

When you're looking to buy a home, you may wonder, "Does it matter if the property is listed with a real estate agent or the owners who are trying to sell it themselves?" Um, yes. It matters. A lot. The truth is: When it comes to signing contracts, handing over escrow money, and digging into the home's history, going it alone can end up costing homebuyers a bundle. The following are 6 reasons to avoid a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) home. 1. Are you sure it's legit? via GIPHY Unfortunately, scams abound and the real estate industry isn't immune....

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8 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Agent Love You

8 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Agent Love You

With Valentine's Day fast-approaching, oh wait it just past...but there's no denying love is in the air. Let's think for a moment about the person who's always there for you, helping to make your dreams come true. We're talking about your real estate agent, of course. Just what does it take to make the agent who's done so much for you swoon? There are plenty of ways to build a harmonious, lasting, and fulfilling relationship that will take you from starter home to happily ever after. Check out this list of things that'll make your agent fall head over heels...

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Seven Tips You Need To Know When Selling Your Home

Seven Tips You Need To Know When Selling Your Home

SEATTLE FIVE STAR AWARD WINNER HOME PROFESSIONAL PROFILE ACCOMPLISHMENTS RESOURCES CONTACT ME SEVEN TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW   Selling a house isn’t easy. In fact, it’s something that many families dread. Chances are that you’ve heard horror stories about houses that sat for years on the market without selling, gradually decreasing in price. If you’ve been thinking about selling your home and you want to ditch your house as quickly as possible, there are a few ways that you can help your house sell fast. There are some factors you can’t control, like location or noisy neighbors. Fortunately, there...

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First-Time Buyer Interest Strong Despite Rising Interest Rates

First-Time Buyer Interest Strong Despite Rising Interest Rates

  Interest rates are rising. According to Freddie Macthe current rate for a 30-yr fixed mortgage is 4.81%, which is up a nearly a full percentage point from a year ago. While some were concerned the rising interest rates would have a negative impact on the market, particularly with first-time homebuyers, it looks as if the changes in interest rates are doing little to dampen buyer demand. According to First American’s most recent Real Estate Sentiment Index (which explores how sensitive first-time homebuyers are to rising interest rates), mortgage rates would have to hit 5.6% before first-time buyers delay entering...

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