Monthly Archives: January 2017

    • Proof of Purchase

      People who experience a property loss are usually asked by their insurance company for proof of purchase which can come in the form of a receipt or current inventory of their personal belongings. Even the most organized people might find it challenging to find receipts for all the valuables in their home. If the inventory … Continue reading Proof of Purchase
      Written by Carla Higgins
    • Boomers Are Staying In-Place

      There seems to have been an accepted progression for homeowners going from starter home, to gradually moving into one’s dream home, then, downsizing after becoming an empty nester and finally, into a retirement home. However, Marianne Cusato’s 2016 Aging-in-Place Report indicates that many older Americans don’t plan on following that pattern. 61% of homeowners above … Continue reading Boomers Are Staying In-Place
      Written by Carla Higgins
    • Attracting Buyers

      There is a common body of knowledge among real estate professionals that indicates that the longer a home is on the market, the lower the price will be. Many sellers discount this belief in the beginning because they feel confident their home will sell quickly. Lowering the price is the most obvious thing that can … Continue reading Attracting Buyers
      Written by Carla Higgins
    • Facts or Myths

      “It’s impossible to get low down payment loans.” – MYTH! FHA down payments are 3.5% and VA is 0%. In some areas, there may be some 0% down payment USDA loans available. FNMA and Freddie Mac have 3% down payment programs. “It takes perfect credit to get a loan.” – MYTH! There is a relationship … Continue reading Facts or Myths
      Written by Carla Higgins