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Three Reasons Why Pre-Approval Is the First Step in the 2020 Homebuying Journey

February 4th, 2020 by Jeff Duncan

When the number of buyers in the housing market outnumbers the number of homes for sale, it’s called a “seller’s market.” The advantage tips toward the seller as low inventory heats up the competition among those searching for a place to call their own. This can create multiple offer scenarios and bidding wars, making it tough for buyers […]

3 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital World

October 17th, 2019 by Jeff Duncan

If you’re searching for a home online, you’re not alone; lots of people are doing it. The question is, are you using all of your available resources, and are you using them wisely? Here’s why the Internet is a great place to start the home-buying process, and the truth on why it should never be […]

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

June 20th, 2019 by Jeff Duncan

Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that, “For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment is the largest barrier to achieving the goal of homeownership. Part of the challenge for those planning to purchase a home is their perception of how much they will need to save for the down […]

Get Out of the Rental Trap in 2019

January 16th, 2019 by Jeff Duncan

Are you a renter who is dreaming of home ownership? Are you like most renters: you don’t have a bunch of cash for a down payment, or maybe you’re able to put a little away every month after the rent & utilities are paid, but it feels like it will take years to save enough? […]

One Smart Way You Can Save On Your Home Purchase

August 29th, 2018 by Jeff Duncan

With continually rising home prices and mortgage rates creeping up, many home buyers are looking for ways to cut down on costs wherever they can. One often forgotten factor affecting your potential home financing is your credit score.  I know, boring right? You’re in luck- I’ve boiled it down for you. Read on for a […]

Why Summer Is a Great Time to Buy a Home

June 18th, 2018 by Jeff Duncan

Here’s a secret: I can make a list of reasons why now is a great time to buy a home, regardless of the season. It’s almost summer now, but the truth is that the best time to buy a home is when you’re ready to buy a home.  Are there reasons to wait?  Sure, but […]

3 Top Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

April 9th, 2018 by Jeff Duncan

It’s an increasingly difficult market for home buyers, first-timers especially.  I received an update on lending rates this morning, and the current 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is at 4.5% interest.  While that’s still very low compared to the trends over the past 30 years, it’s up from where we’ve been recently which isn’t making things any […]

Don’t Wait until Spring to Buy

January 18th, 2018 by Jeff Duncan

There are practical reasons that people generally like to shop for homes in the spring and summer (have you been outside lately? It’s COLD!).  But, buyers that shop in the winter have some distinct advantages this year.   Mortgage Interest Rates are Expected to Increase Your mortgage payment is driven by two main factors: Your […]

3 Tips for Buying a Home in a Competitive Market

December 20th, 2017 by Jeff Duncan

Buyers have been at a disadvantage for the past 24 – 30 months in the current high demand/low supply market. Many have learned the following information the hard way; by missing out on opportunities to compete for the home they wanted. These three tips can not only help you purchase a great home in this […]

Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step

November 21st, 2017 by Jeff Duncan

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly exceeds the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved […]

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