Author Archives: Barbara Rock

Home Move In-Tips

Congratulations, you’ve bought your home and it’s move-in time. Wait! Before you move in, read on to get some practical and important tips. Change the locks. You’ve closed escrow and the keys to your new home are yours. The first … Continue reading

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Credit Dos and Don’ts When Securing a Mortgage

DO continue making your mortgage or rent payments Remember, you’re trying to buy or refinance your home – one of the first things a lender looks for is responsible payment patterns on your current housing situation. Even if you plan … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home Now

It’s hard to argue against buying a house now, assuming you can get a loan, but for those who are able to qualify, a lot of analysts say that now can be a good time to purchase a home. 1. … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Home in 2012

The American dream of homeownership is a very feasible aspiration for 2012. There are many benefits of owning a home. Yet some first-time buyers are skeptical of purchasing with the uncertainty surrounding the housing market. The uncertainty many reference when … Continue reading

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Preparing a Home for Sale: Simple Staging Tips

Before you show your home to any potential buyer, you want to make sure the staging is perfect. Follow these general tips and your home will look better than the competition. FOR THE INSIDE Clear all unnecessary objects from furniture … Continue reading

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6 Reasons To Get Your Loan Pre-Qualification

Purchasing a home is a BIG step and a BIG decision. The average person spends around 1/3 of their income on their home. A good local lender is invaluable and is the first most important step to purchasing a home … Continue reading

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7 Reasons to Own a Home

1. Tax Breaks – The US Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes and some of the costs involved in buying your home. 2. Appreciation – While year-to-year fluctuations are normal, real … Continue reading

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5 Tips on Choosing a Neighborhood

You are not just buying a home – you are also buying a neighborhood. One person’s neighborhood glories are another’s warts. A perfect example is proximity to nightlife and clubs – for some homebuyers that would be a turnoff, but … Continue reading

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