Doreen Michel's Blog Posts

Projected Mortgage Increases Wont Affect Property Values Says Lender

With interest rates projected to rise an entire percentage point in 2018 (according to a recent report, the rate for a 30-yr fixed-rate mortgage is projected to jump from the end of 2017′s 3%

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Most NonOwners Claim They Cant Afford A Home Could They Be Wrong

Many potential homeowners think purchasing property is out of their reach. According to the National Association of Realtor's 2018 Aspiring Home Buyers Profile, 56% of non-owners claim an inability

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3 Ways Real Estate Agents Actually SAVE You Money During Your Home Sale

One of the main gripes that people have with real estate agents is their commission. Many homeowners (mistakenly) think, “Why should I pay a real estate agent to do something I’m perfectly

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Think Owning A Home Is Out Of Your Reach Think Again

In the current economic climate, a lot of renters thinking homeownership is out of their reach. But if you think buying a home is out of reach, you might want to think again.According to the

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Welcome Home A First Timers Checklist For Buying A Home

Buying a first home is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. But it’s also a huge decision and it can be overwhelming for potential homeowners who don’t know the steps to take to

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4 Reasons Why We Are Not Headed For Another Housing Crash

With home prices rising in many areas of the country, many people are worried that we're headed for a housing crash like the one we suffered in 2008.But here's the thing: it's just not true. While'

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184 Things REALTORs Do To Earn Their Commission

Listed here are 184 typical actions, research steps, procedures, processes and review stages in a successful residential real estate transaction that are normally provided by full service real

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Why Fall Might Be The Best Time To Buy A Home

A lot of people think the best time to buy a house is during the Spring market.And, it is......in the sense that more houses are listed for sale in the Spring. But, there's also a heck of a lot more

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4 Hidden Costs Of Not Owning A Home

There's no arguing there's costs associated with owning a home. But the adverse is also true; there are also definite costs associated with NOT owning a home.The benefits of buying vs. renting has

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Who Pays The Buyers Agent When You Buy A Home You Might Be Surprised

Do you ever wonder if you need to pay your real estate agent when you buy a home?If not, then how do they make money?Or, do you know they get paid somehow...but just aren't sure how?Well, you're not

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4 Reasons NOW Is The Time To Buy A Home

If you're considering buying a home, ask any real estate agent worth their salt and they'll tell you: NOW is the time to do it.The real estate market is seemingly changing by the day, and if you

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When And Why You Should Refer A Real Estate Agent

You probably know a real estate agent or two.Are you constantly thinking about them?Are you constantly on the lookout for people you can refer to them, who are buying, selling, or renting real?

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How To Buy A House Even If You Have A LessThanPerfect Credit Score

Buying a home is, for many people, an essential part of the American dream. But for people with a checkered financial history - and a less-than-perfect credit score - it can feel like a dream that's

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