Buying A Home Tips

Sept. 6, 2022

What to Know About Today's Busy Market

What to know about todays busy market

You’re probably well aware that the real estate market is more competitive than ever (due to low inventory, among other things). Still, it’s not a bad time to buy a house. Mortgage rates are low, home values are on the rise and, in many cases, buying is still more affordable ...

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Aug. 30, 2022

5 Mortgage Myths — DEBUNKED!

5 Mortgage Myths —

DEBUNKED!5 mortgage myths-debunked

 

 

MYTH: You must have a 20% down payment to buy a house. 

TRUTH: Different loans require different down payments—some as low as 0%!

 

MYTH: Pre-qualified means the same thing as pre-approved. 

TRUTH: A pre-qualification is a quick assessment of how ...

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Aug. 24, 2022

6 Ways HomeBuyers Mess Up Getting a Mortgage

6 ways homebuyers mess up getting a mortgage

Getting a mortgage is, by general consensus, the most treacherous part of buying a home. Many homebuyers said they found the mortgage experience stressful and complicated. Even lenders agree that it’s often a struggle. If you’re out to buy a home, you have to be vigilant. To clue you into ...

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Aug. 16, 2022

What If The Square Footage Is Wrong?

What If The Square Footage Is Wrong?

When buying a home, what do you do if the square footage is wrong? Learn how to determine if it's indeed wrong,  why having the correct square footage matters and how to correct it.

What to do if the square footage is wrong on your house_Laurel Jonas Blog

The square footage of your home is ...

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Aug. 9, 2022

How to Make the Best Offer On A Home

How to Make The Best Offer on a Home?

Learn the differences between writing offers at list price, below list price and above. Trying to determine what a seller will accept is a mind game but setting yourself with a successful strong offer is key.

 

How to make the best offer on a home

Making the right offer ...

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July 26, 2022

What is the MLS?

What is the MLS?

What is MLS_Laurel Jonas Blog

MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service. It is a database of homes for sale that is produced and maintained by real estate professionals to help their clients buy or sell property. Homes for sale on an MLS are called listings. The MLS listings typically include important ...

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July 19, 2022

6 Mortgage Tips for Single Parents

6 Mortgage Tips for Single Parents_Laurel Jonas Blog

If you’re a single parent, it’s arguably more challenging to buy a home than for those in a partnership with dual incomes. Yet it’s easy to see why so many single parents are eager to purchase a house. Beyond finding a perfect kitchen and playroom, owning a home is an ...

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July 12, 2022

What Can a Landlord Deduct from Your Deposit?

What Can a Landlord Deduct From Your Deposit_Laurel Jonas Blog

Maybe you didn’t think twice when you put a big security deposit on that fancy apartment two summers ago. But now that you’re getting ready to move again, you might be wondering how much of that deposit you’ll actually get back.

 

Believe it or not, your deposit isn’t at ...

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June 26, 2022

What is an Ibuyer

What is an Ibuyer_Laurel Jonas Blog

On the other hand, selling to an iBuyer can cost anywhere from 6-14% of the final sale price. However, there are several reasons for these costs. Many iBuyers will offer you an initial price for your home, then deduct fees and closing costs. Depending on the iBuyer you work with ...

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June 22, 2022

Buying a House Under an LLC

Buying a House under an LLC_Laurel Jonas Blog

If you own your own business, chances are you have a limited liability company (LLC) or, at the very least, you know what that is. Business owners may choose to buy a home using an LLC or under their own name. Buying a home under an LLC is beneficial for ...

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