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Monthly Archives: September 2019

    Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.

    By Marco Manumbas | September 27, 2019

      When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two recent studies show that the non-financial benefits might be even more valuable. In a recent survey, Bank of America asked homeowners: “Does owning a home make you happier than renting?” 93% of the respondents answered... Read More

    Things to Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage

    By Marco Manumbas | September 16, 2019

      Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone who will be able to tell you... Read More

    The Role Access Plays in Getting Your House Sold

    By Marco Manumbas | September 10, 2019

      So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process and you’ve been asked what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition, Financing, and... Read More

    How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment

    By Marco Manumbas | September 4, 2019

      When buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property taxes in your state or local area? When applying for a mortgage, you’ll see one of two acronyms in your paperwork – P&I or PITI –... Read More

    5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

    By Marco Manumbas | September 3, 2019

    Below are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase…and are in the market right now. More... Read More

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