How First Time Home Buyers Can Spot Scams

How First Time Home Buyers Can Spot Scams

Buying your first home is an exciting process, and it’s easy to get caught up in the exciting parts and lose track of the details. Unfortunately, if you aren’t paying attention, it becomes easy for unscrupulous people to take advantage of you. Here are some of...
Common Mistakes in the Refinancing Decision

Common Mistakes in the Refinancing Decision

We have discussed basic #RefinancingDecision in other posts. If you are just starting on this topic read “Refinancing 101” first. The greatest issue with most refinancing decision is the failure to account for: Time Value of Future Dollars Time Value of...

Cost of obtaining a loan up 6% to $2,539 nationwide

Mortgage closing costs rose six percent over the past year and now average $2,539 on a $200,000 loan, according to Bankrate.com. Origination fees increased nine percent to $1,877 and third-party fees rose one percent to $662. Florida ranks eighth nationally, according...
3 EASY challenges to overcome when buying a home

3 EASY challenges to overcome when buying a home

It is imperative that your agent knows how to handle the challenges that will arise. Wisdom in overcoming challenges comes through experience in today’s fast paced market. Many challenges exist throughout this process that you do not need to go through. An agent with...