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Advice for Buyers in a Seller’s Market

August 22nd, 2017 by Jeff Duncan

Instead of my usual quick tips for buyers, today I’m giving advice more geared toward the mindset of a successful buyer.  Adjusting the way you think about your approach to buying a home will prepare you for the detailed steps you’ll take in the process.   Don’t get discouraged   This is much easier said […]

Homebuyer Compromises

April 20th, 2017 by Jeff Duncan

Home buyers are usually pretty certain about what they have to have in the home they purchase … then comes the rude awakening about how they need to pare down their list when they see what’s available. Unless you’ve got an endless supply of the green stuff, you may be in the same boat. So […]

The Worst Home Buying Advice and Why it’s Wrong

March 13th, 2017 by Jeff Duncan

When you tell your friends and family that you’re looking to buy a house, what’s the first thing that happens? Everyone you know becomes an expert and can’t wait to shower you with their wisdom! Maybe they’ve bought or sold a property or two, so you should trust them, right? Ever wonder if they really […]

3 Reasons to Buy Your Dream Home this Winter!

January 4th, 2017 by Jeff Duncan

People generally assume a correlation between the cooling temperatures of winter weather and the housing market. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Here are 3 reasons you should consider buying your dream home this winter instead of waiting for spring!   Prices Will Continue to Rise Home prices have gradually and steadily increased over […]

What if my home inspector missed something?

December 1st, 2016 by Jeff Duncan

Your offer has been accepted, and like the savvy homebuyer you are, you made it contingent on a home inspection. The inspection period can be a stressful time for both buyers and sellers- waiting for the report, hoping no major issues will surface that could sideline the deal. You’re so relieved when the report comes […]

Top tips for renting your home fast!

November 21st, 2016 by Jeff Duncan

Leasing properties is a great way to make steady, passive income, especially when approximately one-third of the population is renting. However, being a successful landlord takes hard work and you won’t always get the results you want right away. When you decide to rent out your home, there are multiple steps you can take to […]

HOA Breakdown

September 21st, 2016 by Jeff Duncan

A Homeowner’s Association, or HOA, is often thought of as a negative by homebuyers. They equate it with having to follow lots of rules, people telling them what they can and can’t do, and as just another unnecessary expense they have to pay every month. Well, they’re right, sort of.  Here’s a breakdown of what […]

Earnest Money 101

June 26th, 2016 by Jeff Duncan

I’ve had a few conversations with clients recently who were confused about earnest money- What is it? How much earnest money do I have to promise? When is it required? Do I get it back? Following is an explanation of earnest money and how it is used in a real estate transaction.   What is […]

Should You Buy A Home That Needs TLC?

May 24th, 2016 by Jeff Duncan

Most of us know that TLC is more than just a cable network, but when you see “TLC” in a real estate listing, what should you do?  The answer depends on the reason you’re shopping for a home and your budget!   The one and only translation for “TLC” when used in real estate is […]

Mortgage rates drifting even lower!

February 23rd, 2016 by Jeff Duncan

The financial market unrest resulting from the decline in the price of oil and concerns about China are resulting in benefits for home buyers and for existing homeowners who could benefit from refinancing. When the Federal Reserve raised the key interest rate in December (albeit very slightly!), experts predicted mortgage rates would start a gradual […]

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Ethical Outsiders and Anti Authoritarians

Hey everyone. After a long hiatus, I'm trying this project again. The aims of this meetup are as much about you as about me. I can picture introducing ourselves, discussing what attracted us to meet, societal relations, and supporting diversity...

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