Saturday, May 9, 2020 / by Brenda Bianchi
Real estate closings can be fraught with complications and setbacks, but they can go smoothly and quickly — if planned carefully.
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, it’s important to keep in mind the effects your financial behavior can have on your approval all the way to closing.
Here are the 16 common mistakes to avoid during the loan process to help ensure a smoother closing.
For your pre-approval, contact our partner lenders-
Shawn Miller Team
Once you are pre-approved call us so that we can update your search and go shopping for your new home!
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 / by Brenda Bianchi
Whether you're a first-time landlord or an experienced investor with a vast portfolio, you need a firm to manage your investment property/ies to SAVE TIME AND MONEY over the long term, especially if you'd prefer to focus on income-generating activities or tasks.
Having one bad tenant can cause several costly problems such as dealing with unpaid or late rent, spending for unnecessary repairs because of property negligence, etc. A property management firm can help you avoid these issues through EFFECTIVE TENANT SCREENING.
Working with a property manager can SHORTEN PROPERTY'S VACANCY CYCLES and ensure maximum returns on your investment.
Property managers can help REDUCE YOUR PROPERTY'S MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR COSTS as they have trained in-house maintenance staff and access to reliable contractors who provide quality work at a good price.
Property managers ensure that the properties under their care operate smoothly, maintain their appearance, and either prese ...
Thursday, January 30, 2020 / by Brenda Bianchi
Are you on the hunt for your next home? Starting the home search process online is an excellent first step. Here’s a tip to help you cut through the clutter of homes and find the ones that match your wants, needs, and dreams.
Get pre-qualified! Pre-qualifying for a home is the best way to know for sure how much you can afford. Knowing how much money you are realistically able to put into a home helps you online and off.
First, you’ll be able to narrow your home search criteria to find only those homes that fit your unique needs.
Second, sellers will see you as a more attractive and motivated buyer, giving you bargaining power when you place an offer on their home.
Finding a mortgage lender involves more than just getting a good interest rate; you want to work with the best mortgage companies, staffed by professionals who will guide you through the process.
Get your credit score in shape. The higher your credit score, the more bargaining power you&rsquo ...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 / by Brenda Bianchi
Owning a rental property can be financially rewarding. At the same time, you'll also likely to discover that property management requires a large commitment of time and effort. Management of these income generating properties can be sometimes difficult and time-consuming esp. if there are problems with tenants. Using a professional property management company has a number of benefits for landlords, especially those who own multiple properties.
Setting the right rental rates.
Collecting and depositing monthly rent payments on time.
Marketing and advertising your property.
Finding the right tenants.
Managing vendor relationships.
Ensuring that you're in compliance with housing regulations and property laws.
Enabling you to invest in geographically distant properties.
Maximizing the profitability of your time.
Maximizing the profitability of your money.
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Saturday, January 18, 2020 / by Brenda Bianchi
Termites that have been nesting in your home for years can cause thousands of dollars in damage. This type of damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance. If you can spot an infestation early on – or signs that one may be brewing – you can bring in your local pest control company to perform an inspection of your home.
Here are the common signs that signal you might have a termite problem.
1. Blisters in wood flooring can indicate termites feeding within or below.
2. Hollowed or damaged wood- Over time, these grooves weaken the wood and create structural damage.
3. Discarded termite wings and drywood termite droppings can be found near closed windows, doors and other home-access points.
4. Uneven or Bubbling Paint- often a sign of moisture build-up, which could mean one of two things – water damage or termites.
5. Mud Tubes. Subterranean termites create mud tubes to travel from the soil to their food source – which may be your home.&n/ ...