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Do you qualify for a VA Loan?
Let’s start with: What is a VA Loan?
Simple answer: This is a home loan guaranteed by the Veterans’ Administration. The guarantee is for a certain percentage of the loan and there is a maximum limit. More...
Home Buying – the Money Part
At the outset, let me say that I am not a loan officer or a mortgage specialist. I am a Realtor, and as such, I come across buyers who are bewildered by the money part of buying a home.
Terms like closing costs, down payment and earnest money fly around them, and they are totally foxed. Read on...
Middle-Aged Women are the Big Buyers of Homes - Latest Study
According to Daily Real Estate News, middle-aged women have become the fastest growing group of single female home owners. This study included women between the ages of 45 and 54.
While I have seen this phenomenon in Columbia, I have also sold homes to many younger unmarried women (ages 25 – 35), and in fact, had written about this last year. More...
Knee-jerk Reaction by Home Mortgage Interest Rates
With the Fed’s announcement last week that there may be a tapering of its bond purchase program sooner than later, stock market indices reacted by dipping by a few hundred points. A stock that I had bought with careful thought also took a dive! As an aside, the minute I buy a stock (a meager 100 shares), its price will go down! Read on...
What are the Gen Y-ers buying?
Today’s First-Time Home Buyers are Gen Y-ers – so… what are their characteristics?Gen Y or Generation Y are those born between 1977~1982 and 1995~2001 making them 12 to 36 years of age today. They are the children of Baby Boomers, and in some cases, grandchildren. More...
To All Buyers looking at Foreclosures
Those days of ‘stealing’ a home are over. Homes in foreclosure cannot be had at pennies on the dollar as several of my buyers think. We have seen this trend all through the year. Realtor Magazine reports that this is in part due to low inventory levels, but it also due to the fact that a number of banks are pricing homes at fair market value and will not budge from that price. If they do, it may be by a small percentage of the asking price. Read on...