Author Archives: Casey Sullivan

5 Home-Buying Pitfalls To Avoid

Buying your home can be nerve-racking, especially if it’s the first time. The buying process is exciting and often complex. The chances of making a mistake are relatively high. Continue reading

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5 Creative Ways To Buy A Foreclosure

Foreclosures give homebuyers the opportunity to get great deals. While foreclosures can save you thousands of dollars, it may come with risks. Having a stomach of steel can help when pursuing a foreclosure. Continue reading

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3 Things You Should Know About Land Surveys

One thing to think about when purchasing a home or parcel of land is to have an updated land survey conducted. While property deeds generally include detailed information, many are outdated for a variety of reasons that include nature, weather conditions, and adjustments in floodplain maps among others. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 13th, 2018

Last week’s scheduled economic news was slim last week. The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve issued its post-meeting statement, weekly readings on average mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims were also issued. Continue reading

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5 Trends Shaping Green Homes

Think green home design is a fad? Well, think again. Sustainable home designs are gaining popularity at a breakneck speed. In 2017, green homes accounted for more than 60 percent of family home builder’s portfolios, according to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders. Continue reading

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3 Millennial Home-Buying Trends Sellers Should Know

After five consecutive years of Millennials outpacing all other home-buying demographics, sellers would be wise to wrap their thinking around what makes this generation tick. Continue reading

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3 Important Factors That Affect Your Real Estate Transaction

The real estate market is quite different from other markets and can be confusing for even the most experienced buyers and sellers. You will need the help of a real estate agent whether you are an experienced buyer or doing it for the first time. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 5th, 2018

Last week’s economic news included readings for Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, Commerce Department readings on construction spending and the University of Michigan’s reading on consumer confidence. Labor sector reports on jobs growth and the national unemployment rate were posted along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims. Continue reading

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What Does A Home’s Energy Rating Imply?

Your home’s energy rating is an evaluation of your home’s overall energy efficiency. If your house’s rating is high, it means your potential for energy loss is also high. Bringing your rating numbers down means that your home is becoming more energy efficient. Continue reading

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Why do we have a 30-year mortgage, anyway?

Did you know that the 30 year mortgage came out of the Great Depression? Prior to the 1930s, homeowners had interest only, adjustable rate loans with a term of 3-5 years.  After the 3-5 years was up, there was a … Continue reading

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