The Five Biggest Mortgage Mistakes You Can Make

April 16th, 2014

For most buyers, the mortgage is the largest monthly expense they will have. Yet most borrowers will do little to no preparation, negotiation, or shopping to get the best deal. Here are five of the biggest mistakes that can cost you real money.

Outdoor Sofa, Mac Books and More in This Weeks Deals and Steals

April 16th, 2014

If you’re looking for furniture, electronics, or home goods, this is a good week for you. Our weekly scouring of ads and stores and more ads and more stores has turned up some great steals and deals. Check ‘em out right here.

Make These Upgrades to Save Energy & Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

April 16th, 2014

Remodeling your kitchen, bathroom or living room may add to your home’s resale value, but the following energy-efficient upgrades add value and save you money on your monthly utility bills—and you’ll help the environment, too.

Why Do Some Real Estate Agents Do Well in Today’s Economy?

April 15th, 2014

Have you ever wondered why some real estate agents do well in today’s economy while others fail? There is a huge discrepancy right now between people who are failing and people who are succeeding.

What Happens When Your Loan is Sold?

April 15th, 2014

When you get a mortgage loan, your lender has two alternatives. They can keep the loan in house — called a ‘portfolio’ loan — or they can sell or assign it to an investor. So why do lenders sell their loans?

Homeowners – Are You Really Insured?

April 15th, 2014

Homeowners insurance, also known as hazard insurance, provides you protection from the damage or loss of your property as well as liability coverage for anyone who has an accident on your property.

When Dual Agency Can Be A Good Thing

April 14th, 2014

Man can’t serve two masters, the Good Book says; but neither the law nor common practice precludes the possibility of both buyer and seller being represented by the same real estate agent. When this happens a “dual agency” situation is created; and dual agency is a subject about which both confusion and controversy abound.

When Agents Don’t Follow Up Everyone Loses

April 14th, 2014

Agents often explain their failure to follow up with buyers and sellers by saying, ‘they just slipped through the cracks.’ PJ Wade explains why there are no ‘cracks’ and no ’slipped,’ and provides her Test to reveal how expensive Not Following up is.

Critical Points to Review on Your Home Appraisal

April 10th, 2014

Even if all of the financial stars align, a loan may fall through for the simplest of reasons: The Home Appraisal.

Is Home Sweet Home a Cliché?

April 10th, 2014

Homeownership is the cat’s meow. The bee’s knees. The best thing since sliced bread. Right? These are all clichés. They all also happen to be true. Here’s how to take the meaning out of the clichés and make them work for you.