Crushing student loan debt is making it harder for some Americans to buy a house. With the cost of a college education growing much faster than average salaries and inflation rates, it’s no wonder families are struggling to participate in the housing market as early as they’d like. Student loan debt is usually considered a [...]
Your pets are an important part of your family, but when you're trying to sell your house buyers should not be able to see or smell their presence. Even if your pets are all bark and no bite, you’ll want to take precautions to keep buyers safe and comfortable when showing your home. These could include [...]
If you want to gain an advantage when you’re selling your house, consider a pre-listing home inspection. Hiring a professional home inspector to walk through your house before you list it could speed up the sale. A pre-listing home inspection is paid for by the seller and points out any problems with your home. http://youtu.be/h_hgR2-OwJU [...]
If you’re a parent who is planning on selling your home, it’s a good idea to keep some child etiquette rules in mind before your showing. You can make sure your child doesn’t derail your chances of selling your home by making some key preparations in advance. Helping your child understand his or her age-appropriate [...]
Do mortgage brokers have a fiduciary responsibility to their clients? Mortgage brokers are paid to represent the best interest of their client. Mortgage brokers have a duty to take care of their client and help them in the biggest debt of their lives, the acquisition of a new house. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips segment for more information on a mortgage broker's fiduciary responsibility to their clients.
What is the difference between a mortgage broker and a mortgage lender in real estate? Do mortgage brokers have an advantage over mortgage bankers with loan sources? Do mortgage brokers and mortgage bankers have the same access to funds? Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips segment for information on mortgage brokers and mortgage bankers.
How do you shop for mortgage brokers? Finding a mortgage broker is not just about an interest rate quote. Find a mortgage broker you can trust who will work with you one on one. Watch this Expert Real Estate Tips segment for more information on shopping for great mortgage brokers.
Has your mortgage broker added mysterious fees and services to your closing costs? They could be mortgage broker junk fees. Learn how to protect yourself from inappropriate closing costs in this Expert Real Estate Tips segment on mortgage broker junk fees.