how much of a mortgage can you afford?

There are some mathematical formulas that can be used to help you determine how much of a mortgage you can qualify for and actually afford. Click here.

Making A Luxury Home More Appealing In A Small Town

26 January 2017
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Being a real estate agent often comes with interesting challenges, from promoting tiny homes in bustling neighborhoods to the complete opposite: showcasing spacious luxury homes in a small town. If this is what you are facing, you may have to be more clever with your strategy selling a house that has a lot of features among its Plain Jane counterparts. Here are ways you can give luxury housing the impression it needs to attract buyers in a small and quiet town. Read More …

Why And How To Research A Home Before You Buy It

26 January 2017
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When the time comes for you to purchase a home, you may want to start by looking through real estate listings. This will give you an idea what homes are for sale and the prices they are asking, but there are other steps you can take when you locate homes you would like to view. These other steps will help you research the homes and their neighborhoods before you even view the homes, and this could help you narrow down your search even more. Read More …

Top 5 Staging Tips For Grabbing Buyers’ Attention

24 May 2016
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In a difficult housing market, the key to finding interested buyers is to make your listing as attractive as possible. While some homeowners may be tempted to repaint and redecorate their house, some judicious staging will be even more effective. Staging, the act of setting an environment so that it's attractive for a purpose, can be a realtor's best friend. Here are five of the best staging tips for effective sales. Read More …

Selling Your Home? 3 Tips To Improve Your Chances Of Closing The Deal

24 May 2016
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Selling a home can be a real headache, especially in a buyer's market. If you're selling your home right now, you want to make sure that you have the best chances of securing an offer as quickly as possible. However, you also need to have your eye on the long-range goal – closing escrow. There are a few things that can quickly derail your goal. To help ensure the success of your home sale, you need to be prepared for those possible derailments. Read More …

Should You Buy A Home From Out Of State?

18 May 2016
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Whether you're planning to relocate for a promotion or new job or would like to dip your toe into the rental market but have been priced out of your immediate area, you may be browsing real estate listings in other states. Unfortunately, househunting from several hours (or states) away can be a challenge, and you may be rightfully concerned about making an offer on a home you haven't yet seen in person. Read More …

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how much of a mortgage can you afford?

I have saved up for a down payment on a house for the last ten years. Each week, I would take 10% of my paycheck and put it in a special savings account that I could not access. Once I finally had enough money put away, I began looking for houses in the area that I could afford. But, what could I really afford? How much of a mortgage could I qualify for? There are some mathematical formulas that can be used to help you determine how much of a mortgage you can qualify for and actually afford. My blog will teach you how to make this determination.

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