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Category: Buying a Home

    When can you assume a mortgage? | Assumable Loan

    By Siobhan Blake | July 12, 2022

    When buying a house, there are many factors to consider – location, school district, commute, size…and of course, price. In today’s market, home buyers have several loan products available to finance their purchases. With interest rates on the rise, home buyers are exploring options outside of a traditional 30-year fixed loan. One such mortgage is... Read More

    Time to get you into your Dream Home

    By Siobhan Blake | June 21, 2022

    Owning a home is a big accomplishment and something that we all dream of. If you’re a first time home buyer, the process can seem daunting. There are so many things to think about – from getting pre-approved for a mortgage to finding the perfect home within your budget. To help you out, Matt Steinke... Read More

    Is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage right for you?

    By Siobhan Blake | June 21, 2022

    What are adjustable-rate mortgages and how do they work? An adjustable-rate mortgage, or ARM, is a type of mortgage that has an interest rate that can change over time. The initial interest rate is usually lower than that of a fixed-rate mortgage, but it can increase (or decrease) periodically, typically in relation to an index... Read More

    Earnest Money: What is it?

    By Siobhan Blake | June 6, 2022

    Earnest money, sometimes called a good faith deposit, is money the buyer places in escrow to show his/her earnest desire to purchase a property. Read More

    MAXIMIZING YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE

    By Siobhan Blake | April 11, 2022

    You’ve found the perfect home and it has everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Spacious, modern kitchen. Gloriously open floor plan. Giant bedrooms. Great location and neighborhood. The only downside is the backyard is slightly smaller than you’d hoped. But no reason to stress. There are many ways you can optimize your outdoor space to make... Read More

    EASY-TO-GROW HERBS FOR YOUR HOME

    By Siobhan Blake | April 11, 2022

    Green thumb or not, every homeowner should try their hand at growing fresh herbs. Here are 5 easy-to-grow herbs you can pick up and start tending to today. Read More

    REVAMP YOUR PORCH

    By Siobhan Blake | April 11, 2022

    The exterior of your home reflects your individual style just as much as the interior. If you feel the need to give your porch a new look and feel, then check out the ideas below. Read More

    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING AN OFFER

    By Siobhan Blake | March 9, 2022

    When you are ready to make an offer, seek advice and input from a knowledgeable agent to help you seal the deal. Read More

    TOP TIPS FOR HOUSE HUNTING ONLINE

    By Siobhan Blake | March 9, 2022

    Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but keep in mind there may be more than meets the eye. To make the most of your time and efforts and gather a well-rounded picture of home listings online, keep the following three things in mind. Read More

    WHY YOU NEED TO WORK WITH A BUYER’S AGENT

    By Siobhan Blake | March 9, 2022

    The home buying process can be exciting and fun, but also complicated, stressful, and overwhelming. Maximize your chance of success and minimize the amount of time spent trying to keep track of all the details by working with a buyer’s agent. The Read More