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Buying a “New Build” Home

Buying a “New Build” Home

People are camping out to buy a new house nowadays? Today, I want to talk about new home sales and how you can use this strategy to find a house in our crazy real estate market. Yes, new homes have competition like…

Closing Escrow: What to Expect

Closing Escrow: What to Expect

You’re ready to buy a home: nearing the finish line to sign the paperwork and get the keys. As you approach closing, it’s important that you understand the anticipated timeline because there are multiple factors that can affect the finalization of this…

Low Inventory, and It’s Not Changing Soon

Low Inventory, and It’s Not Changing Soon

I’ve been getting a lot of messages about the market and what is going on. Our current circumstance is completely unprecedented and it makes no sense – it’s almost an irrational market. With that said, I wanted to create a series of…

Interest Rates are Rising – Should Buyers Be Worried?

Interest Rates are Rising – Should Buyers Be Worried?

We’ve had rock-bottom interest rates for so long, now home buyers are wondering if they should be worried about the slow increase in mortgage rates. The market is holding strong due to low inventory and high demand – will the interest rates…

How Amortization Plays a Role in Paying Off a Home

How Amortization Plays a Role in Paying Off a Home

The dream of homeownership is to eventually live in a home mortgage-free, allowing you a comfortable retirement with low cost of living. Each time you send your mortgage payment, part of the payment goes toward the loan principal and part of it…

Inventory: How it Affects the Real Estate Industry

Inventory: How it Affects the Real Estate Industry

  As inventory ebbs and flows over the years, it has an undeniable impact on the real estate market. It’s a basic principle of supply and demand: when there aren’t many homes available, then buyers are willing to pay more to get…

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You Can Still Benefit from Home Loan Increases from 2020
You Can Still Benefit from Home Loan Increases from 2020

We’ve heard a lot of commentary about how everyone is glad that 2020 is over! Now that we are in the New Year, there are still a few benefits that we can enjoy from the positive things that happened in 2020. A…

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VA Loans Changes in 2020
VA Loans Changes in 2020

A lot of things have happened this year, some of which have distracted us from notable industry news! One thing that shouldn’t be overlooked in 2020 is one of the most significant changes in our industry that needs to be highlighted: changes…

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Growing My Team: Better Services for You
Growing My Team: Better Services for You

Why am I adding to my team? Will you ever talk to me again? As the broker and owner of Elite Properties Direct, I assure you will absolutely talk to me again! Every decision I make is to support the needs of…

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Marketing During a Pandemic
Marketing During a Pandemic

Because of Covid-19, there are limits when it comes to touring multiple homes. Many sellers don’t want dozens of families walking through their homes each week. A tool that is being highly utilized right now is 3D tours. What is a 3D…

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Is a Housing Crash Coming?
Is a Housing Crash Coming?

This is a frequently asked question in the real estate industry: is a housing crash coming? Because the housing market is booming right now, people seem to think a big crash must be on its way. Here’s why the real estate market…

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