Category Archives: Purchasing Real Estate

Thinking of Making an Offer? 4 Tips for Success

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So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market that you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee your dream of making this house yours comes true!

Freddie Mac covered “4 Tips for Making an Offer” in their latest Executive Perspective. Here are the 4 Tips they covered along with some additional information for your consideration: Continue reading


Buy. Sell. Stay. Marketing Report Available

We have a great new Marketing Report available and you can get a copy. It will be updated monthly, and the report we now have available is the numbers for December, 2015. This is a look at the most prominent trends that have defined your housing market. We’ve analyzed inventory, pricing, and how long homes have been on the market. Whether you want to buy, sell, or stay, reading this report will give you the knowledge to make informed decisions every step of the way.

The Luxury Insider – What About A Vacation Home?

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By Alain Pinel

Luxury insider beach houseSummer-vacation time. Finally. How nice it is to wake up with the birds singing rather than with the alarm-clock. Time to relax, recharge and enjoy days without deadlines, crises and long meetings. Sounds all good but is there a perfect recipe for a nice/quiet vacation? No! There is no one-fits-all-type vacation.

Some adventurous minds like to hop from one place to the next, from one hotel to another, pack & unpack, refill the gas tank or catch another flight every so many days. Some of us are not quite so keen on discovering the world. They prefer cooling off in the comfort of a home away from home, where they have their marks, where they can celebrate good times with family and friends. Continue reading

All I want for Christmas is… Home Ownership

street signs Bad Credit & Good CreditAs we move into the Holiday Spending mode, we all need to think about what we really want. If home ownership is on your list and you’re not quire ready this year, we have some good advice for you.

In order to be eligible for the lowest interest rates possible, mortgage lenders are expecting to see a credit score in the 700 or higher range.  Improving your credit score should start with knowing where you currently stand.  From there you will need to make sure you are paying bills on time and lowering your debt to income ratio as much as possible. Here’s a detailed article from Experian, that can help you make your plan for 2014, and be a homeowner before you know it. Read all their tips here.