Closing costs when you buy or refinance a home
First-timers may be shocked at the amount of mortgage closing costs required to buy a home. And those who refinance get another shock, because when you buy a home, you often split some or all of the closing costs. But when you refinance, they’re all yours. This guide provides a complete list of the most common closing costs, average closing costs by state, and tips on what you can do to minimize them.
This is a good article written by another REALTOR out in Maryland. Our sellers go through most of the same experiences here in the Phoenix area. Check out the 8 Realizations to expect as a Seller here
Homeownership is one of life’s great highlights, but ask homeowners about paying property tax and they’ll tell you it’s one of their least favorite responsibilities. But as much of a downer as they are, property taxes are vital for funding schools, libraries, police departments, fire departments, and public works like roads and parks.
5 Common Reasons Why Property Taxes Go Up, No Matter Where You Live
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Many buyers today want move-in-ready homes and will quickly eliminate an otherwise great home by focusing on a few visible flaws. Unless your home shines, you may endure showing after showing and open house after open house — and end up with a lower sales price. Before the first prospect walks through your door, consider some smart options for casting your home in its best light. 5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Sale
As REALTORS, we receive continuing education and other articles to help us better serve and educate our clients This is an excellent article written to educate REALTORS that I believe is valuable advice to pass along to my readers. The Mythical Value of Smart Homes