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Saturday, February 1, 2020   /   by Rick Kendrick

Market Watch Newsletter February 2020

Discover How to Avoid the 6 Biggest Mistakes Homebuyers Make

"Subtle changes in the way you approach mortgage shopping, and even small differences in the way you structure your mortgage, can literally cost or save you thousands of dollars and years of expense."
 
Mortgage Regulations Have Changed . . .
Mortgage regulations have changed significantly over the last few years making your options wider than ever. Subtle changes in the way you approach mortgage shopping and even the small differences in the way you structure your mortgage can literally cost or save you thousands of dollars and years of expense. 


Get the Right Information
Whether you are about to buy your first home, or are planning to make a move to your next home, it is critical that you inform yourself about the factors involved. Industry research has revealed 6 common mistakes that most homebuyers make when mortgage shopping and they can have a significant impact on the outcome of this critical nego ...

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020   /   by Rick Kendrick

Market Watch Newsletter January 2020

11 High Cost Inspection Traps You Should Know About Weeks Before Listing Your Home For Sale
"According to industry experts, there are at least 33 physical problems that will come under scrutiny during a home inspection when your home is for sale. Here are 11 you should know about if you're planning to put your home up for sale."
 
Homebuyers Want to Know Your Home Inside and Out


While homebuyers are as individual as the homes they plan on purchasing, one thing they share is a desire to ensure that the home they will call their own is as good beneath the surface as it appears to be. Will the roof end up leaking? Is the wiring safe? What about the plumbing? These, and others, are the questions that the buyers looking at your home will seek professional help to answer.

According to industry experts, there are at least 33 physical problems that will come under scrutiny during a home inspection. We've identified the 11 most common of these and, if not identified and dealt wi ...

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Sunday, December 1, 2019   /   by Rick Kendrick

Market Watch Newsletter December 2019

How to Get the Price You Want (And Need) When Selling Your Home

"Depending on how a buyer†is made aware of your home, price is often the first thing he or she sees. As a result many homes may not be shown because they are discarded by prospective buyers for not being in the appropriate price range."
 
When you decide to sell your home, setting your asking price is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Depending on how a buyer finds your home, price†is often the first thing he or she sees, and many homes are discarded by prospective buyers as not being in the appropriate price range before these homes are given a chance to be shown.Your asking price is often your home's first impression, and if you want to realize the most money you can from your home's sale, it is imperative that you make a good first impression.Because this is not as easy as it sounds, your pricing strategy should not be taken lightly. Pricing†too high can be as costly ...

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Saturday, August 3, 2019   /   by Rick Kendrick

Home Ward Bound Newsletters August 2018 Back to School

Boy...it’s HOT, &
Not Just Outside!


You don't have to be a weather person to predict the weather this time of year.  We all know… it's the hottest time of the year.  But that’s not all that’s hot.  The economy is red hot too.  By all measures the best economy in 20 years or so. 
This is GOOD for most reading this, but there will be some exceptions.  There always are.  An example could be someone will sell a house and make out great, meaning a buyer pays a bit more than they would have not too long ago.  And in some areas, the opposite happens.  Seller does not make out that great, but the buyer does. 
Most homeowners who do NOT have to sell of course know this and will hold back on buying or selling.  That will of course impact supply and demand.  Results right now?
RED HOT Opportunities!
 How does this impact you?  Well, it is a HOT time to invest in real estate. Single-fa ...

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Saturday, August 3, 2019   /   by Rick Kendrick

Summer 2019 Quarterly InHouse Newsletter

Six Mistakes to AVOID When Moving Up to
Your Next Home.  

Unlike the experience of buying a first home, when you’re looking to move-up, and already own a home, there are certain factors that can complicate the situation. It’s very important for you to consider these issues before you list your home for sale. Not only is there the issue of financing to consider, but you also have to sell your present home at exactly the right time in order to avoid either the financial burden of owning two homes or, just as bad, the dilemma of having no place to live during the gap between closings.
In this Summer edition of InHouse, I outline the six most common mistakes homeowners make when moving to a larger home. Knowledge of these six mistakes, and the strategies to overcome them, will help you make informed choices before you put your existing home on the market. 
*Feel free to share these SIX mistakes with anyone you know considering moving up to a bigger ho ...

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