DOLLARS AND SENSE

DOLLARS AND SENSE Sellers are competing for buyers these days. Actually, sellers are always competing against each other, trying to offer the best value in hopes of securing a full-price offer. Such offers usually come to sellers whose homes are in model condition and priced at, or below, fair market value. While it’s critical to get your…

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE How much home can you afford? How do you even begin to find the answer to that question? You’ve probably heard terms like “pre-approval” and “pre-qualification” tossed around, but do you understand the critical difference between those two? If your answer is “no,” then please read on to avoid major disappointment when…

BLOWING BUBBLES

BLOWING BUBBLES As the phrase “housing bubble” is thrown around, folks start to compare the present pricing boom to the tech-stocks of the 1990s stock market. Homeowners are trying to determine if the real estate market is peaking, and how they can take advantage. A word of caution: it’s practically impossible to “time” this market.…