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Oct. 17, 2019

Market Movement 10/14/2019

Mortgage rates did not move significantly last week, staying historically low.  Consumer credit expanded less than expected.  New purchase mortgage application submissions declined, and refinance mortgage application submissions increased.  Job openings are down, but still exceed the number of people classified as unemployed.  Initial jobless claims ...

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Oct. 7, 2019

Selecting an Agent

Selecting an agent

When a whole lobster was presented at the table of a restaurant, the customer noticed there was only one claw on it.  He asked what happened to the lobster and the waiter said, maybe he lost a fight with another lobster.  The customer replied to ...

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Oct. 2, 2019

Price is Right?

Price It Right the First Time

The Internet has empowered all buyers with information and home buyers are no exception.    The amount of information available to public includes details on size, condition, sales history, current inventory, recent sales, photographs, videos, school info, drive-times, entertainment and much more.

When a ...

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Oct. 2, 2019

Market Movement 10-01-2019

Average mortgage rates are still historically low, despite trending slightly upwards this week.  Home price appreciation continues to slow down.  The consumer confidence index declined.  Mortgage application submissions dropped off.  New home sales jumped.  The weekly jobless claims report was mixed.  Second quarter’s Gross ...

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July 15, 2019

Measuring Square Footage

MEASURING SQUARE FOOTAGE

 

 

Square Footage Measurement

 

 

 

 

Square footage is commonly used to determine if a home will fit a buyer's needs.  The price per square foot can be used to compare the costs of different homes and even, determine the value of a property.

The challenge ...

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July 9, 2019

Why shop for a Mortgage?

Why shop for a mortgage

May 20, 2019

Tennessee Pests

 

Common Pests in Tennessee and How to Keep Them at Bay

 

Tennessee has stunning rivers, gorgeous mountains, and year-round temperate weather. However, we also have bugs — and lots of them. A few of the most common pests in the area include brown recluse spiders, cockroaches, and mice ...

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Jan. 27, 2019

Helpful Tips for Buyers Whose Dream Home Needs Structural Work

 

Helpful Tips for Buyers Whose Dream Home Needs Structural Work

 

As someone on the market for a new home, you’ve quickly realized that finding the perfect home is nearly impossible. There are certainly homes that come close to ticking off all those boxes, but some need extra work ...

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Jan. 27, 2019

So What is “Earnest Money,” Anyways?

So What is “Earnest Money,” Anyways?

 

So, you probably knew when you started this whole house-buying-process-thing that you wouldn’t be able to get out of it without putting at least SOME money in. We like to talk about no-down-payment and low-down-payment options, but the truth is you are ...

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Sept. 28, 2018

Budget-Friendly Interior Design Tips for New Homeowners

 

Budget-Friendly Interior Design Tips for New Homeowners

 

While couples preparing to move in together may spend more time and energy on the purchase of a new home, it is important to save a little time and energy for the interior design process, as well. Couples must find a ...

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