Monthly Archives: May 2017

Getting Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance

If you bought a house with a down payment of less than 20 percent, your lender required you to buy mortgage insurance. Mortgage insurance reimburses the lender if you default on your home loan. The borrower pays the premiums. Here … Continue reading

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Retiring to a College Town

We have had a number of clients retire to college towns. These are the most popular reasons. Universities offer some of the most interesting and diverse continuing education A university with a strong NCAA team is energizing to the community. … Continue reading

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How Do Automated Valuation Tools Work

Automated valuation tools found on-line, are usually data driven algorithms that rely on data available from public and private sources, such as a county assessor and the multiple listing service. The data used to automatically estimate a home’s value may … Continue reading

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Our Childhood Home

Some buyers go out of their way to find a special older home, like a Victorian or Craftsman design in a mature downtown neighborhood. Now mid-century homes, built between 1940 and 1960, are becoming popular with people looking to preserve … Continue reading

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