Fannie, Freddie plan to modify credit scoring, servicing, appraisals

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The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced on December 21, 2017, the release of its 2018 Scorecard, which outlines the conservatorship priorities for the GSEs. The FHFA announced Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expected to maintain, in a safe manner, credit availability and foreclosure prevention activities for new and refinance mortgages in order to foster liquid, … Continue reading...

5 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

5 ways to improve credit score

  5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score In today’s world, your credit score can have a significant effect on the financial aspects of your life. Your credit history determines loan and credit card interest rates, can raise your insurance premiums, and can even be a determining factor for getting a job. Therefore, it’s very important to take steps to achieve and maintain … Continue reading...

Radon – Why It Matters

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Radon – Why It Matters What is Radon? It is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas formed by the breakdown of uranium, a natural radioactive material found in soil, rock and groundwater. Radon released from the ground can build up to hazardous levels inside a home.   Why Test for Radon? Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after … Continue reading...

10 Best Kept Secrets Selling Your Home Fast

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10 Best Kept Secrets for Selling Your Home Fast Selling Secret #1:  Always be ready to show your home! You never know when your next buyer is going to walk through the door.  Be sure your home is "show-ready" at all times Selling Secret #2:  The buyers first impression says it all! Buyers will judge your home before they walk through the front door. You never have a … Continue reading...

6 Tips for Selling Your Home Fast

6 tips for selling your home fast

If you want your property sold fast you’ll need to get as many eyeballs on your property as you possibly can.  You will also need a strong internet presence. More than 93% of buyers are searching the internet to research and buy their homes. 1. You’ll need a single property website that is fully functional including, a virtual tour, photo gallery and information about the … Continue reading...

Top 10 Prelisting Home Checklist

Prelisting checklist

The devil is really in the details when buyers look at a home. Lots of everyday wear and tear that you don’t even notice can ding your home in the eyes of potential buyers. Here’s my list of ten simple improvements you can do to help your home sell faster: Spruce up your baseboards: Pets, kids, and stumbling husbands in the dark can make a mess of your baseboards. … Continue reading...

Pros and Cons of a Home Equity Line of Credit | HELOC

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The pros and cons of a home equity line of credit Have a major expense coming up? Not sure how much you might need, but suspect it’ll be big? Learn about the power of a home equity line of credit (HELOC). When does a home equity line of credit make sense? Part of the financial power of home ownership resides in your home’s equity. Unlike rent, which goes into a … Continue reading...

No-no’s For Your Open House

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What Must Go Before an Open House An open house is an important part of showing and selling your home, but it’s vital to understand that you will be essentially inviting strangers into your house. Here are some things you’ll want to secure beforehand. For many, the open house is a make-or-break event for marketing a home. The mix of people stopping by can lead to an offer … Continue reading...