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Monthly Archives: May 2022

    Helping the Seller See Your FHA/VA Offer More Favorably

    By Carla Higgins | May 31, 2022

    With multiple offers the norm on many listings these days, the seller relies on their listing agent to help them determine which one to accept. In some cases, offers subject to FHA or VA mortgages tend to move to the bottom of the list. Some sellers consider all cash offers first and then, conventional offers … Continue reading Helping the Seller See Your FHA/VA Offer More Favorably → Read More

    Today is a Skills Market

    By Carla Higgins | May 24, 2022

    In today’s ultra-competitive real estate market where there is only 1.7 months supply of inventory compared to 6 months in a balanced market, and the average home is getting 4.8 offers per sale, it is more important than ever to have the right person "champion" your cause. In the Middle Ages, it became customary for … Continue reading Today is a Skills Market → Read More

    Existing Homeowners May be Facing Higher Payments

    By Carla Higgins | May 17, 2022

    As a current homeowner, you may be basking in the consolation that you bought before the market got crazy with higher prices and interest rates. However, it doesn’t mean that you may not be facing higher mortgage payments for next year. Most homeowners pay their taxes and insurance into an escrow account with their mortgage … Continue reading Existing Homeowners May be Facing Higher Payments → Read More

    Homeownership and the Three M’s

    By Carla Higgins | May 10, 2022

    Homes are valuable assets and must be maintained so they function properly, are safe, enjoyable and hold their value. Attention to maintenance, minimizing expenses and managing debt & risk will protect your investment. Maintenance It is interesting that people understand the necessity to maintain a car and regularly have the car inspected, repaired and do … Continue reading Homeownership and the Three M’s → Read More

    Will Selling Your Home Increase Your Tax Bill?

    By Carla Higgins | May 3, 2022

    With home prices rising 20% nationwide in the past year and in some markets, even dramatically more, many homeowners are excited about the equity in their homes. In the past, most homeowners were not concerned about profit from the sale being taxed but some may be surprised. The profit homeowners make on the sale of … Continue reading Will Selling Your Home Increase Your Tax Bill? → Read More

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