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July 3, 2016

What “Brexit” Means for US Homebuyers

Brexit and the US Real Estate Market

With the recent news that Britain has voted to in fact leave the European Union, there are a lot of questions floating around as to how this change will impact our lives here at home. Surprising to some, real estate is one of the primary factors that has already been ...

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June 16, 2016

Essential Things that All VA Homebuyers Should Know

As both past and present military personnel and veterans and their families know preparation is key to any major change or event – and buying a home is no different. When purchasing a home through the VA loans program, preparation is key in making sure that you are able to ...

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June 1, 2016

The ULTIMATE ZestiFAIL

 

As a real estate agent in the Tri-Cities (Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco) I love to help my clients buy and sell homes

Obviously, I would prefer if you did you home shopping on this site, as the listings are actually up to date... but Zillow isn't a ...

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May 14, 2016

Where to live in Tri-Cities

When relocating to the Tri-Cities it can often be overwhelming deciding what city to call home. As a Top Real Estate agent in the area, I deal with this question on a daily basis... "Where the heck should we live?"

Looking for housing in the Tri-Cities can get confusing when ...

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May 6, 2016

Buying a home with student loans

Hey everyone - If you or someone you know who has a student loan you need to get your mortgage before June 29th. If you’re on an income-based repayment plan (IBR), you can’t use your low payment anymore for your debt-to-income (DTI) ratio. This is a HUGE determining factor to how ...

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April 12, 2016

The Facts about Rent-To-Own

Rent-To- Own

Lately I have been getting a LOT of people asking me about Rent-To-Own, so I figured it was time to talk about what Rent-To-Own is, and if it is right for you.

Rent-To-Own options may sound appealing to most home buyers, but in most cases the risks outweigh the benefits ...

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April 11, 2016

Fixtures Furniture and Finishes (Oh My)

The art of staging a home can mean the difference between a quick and high-priced sale and one that does not meet your expectations as quickly. Staging happens when you dress up your home by adding furnishings that aren’t yours in order to help buyers visualize what your home will ...

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April 6, 2016

What Does It Take To Buy a House?

It might seem like a simple, self-explanatory question, but it’s one that I’m asked most frequently by new homebuyers. Honestly, there are plenty of steps involved in the home buying process. Many people, especially new buyers, are likely to overlook some of the steps that must be taken, to buy ...

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March 21, 2016

Why do I need an agent to buy a house?

Why do I need an agent to buy a house?

One of the biggest questions about real estate I get asked by friends is what they need a real estate agent for if they are planning to buy a house. At this point, they bring up house-hunting websites like Zillow ...

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March 14, 2016

3 Sacrifices You Make When Hiring a Real Estate Agent out of Obligation

If you have a friend or family member involved in real estate you probably are encouraged to call them for any of your real estate needs. This is not uncommon. Real estate agents aren’t trying to be pushy, but many of them are encouraged to sell as much as possible ...

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