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Monthly Archives: October 2020

    You’re pre-approved, now what?

    By Stephen Kimball | October 29, 2020

    You knew the first step to buying a new home was to get that pre-approval—to show agents and sellers you’re a serious buyer and to help any potential offers you make stand out. But now what? Your next moves are critical in the homebuying process. From maintaining your credit score to keeping your preapproval up... Read More

    New Construction vs. Existing Homes

    By Stephen Kimball | October 21, 2020

    Some people hate hand-me-downs; others like things with a history. When it comes to housing, new construction has a never-been-touched attraction, while existing homes have stories to tell. For every advantage of buying newly built and existing homes, there’s a flip side. For example, newly constructed homes tend to cost more than similar pre-owned homes,... Read More

    Improve Your Loan Application

    By Stephen Kimball | October 16, 2020

    Know which financial weaknesses stand out to lenders so you can strengthen your chances of loan approval. Trained to spot financial mismanagement, mortgage lenders take careful time to review your finances before approving or denying you for a home loan. The role of the lender in approving a loan is to make sure you have... Read More

    Housing Market Supporting National Economy

    By Stephen Kimball | October 9, 2020

    The United States economy has taken a major hit this year due to the Coronavirus. One exception has been the housing market which continues to thrive and supports the overall economy in a major way. Residential real estate is the greatest source of wealth and savings for most Americans and the industry itself provides a... Read More

    5 Easy Steps to Prepare Your Home for Winter

    By Stephen Kimball | October 8, 2020

    Winter is coming, and as the cold may seem daunting for many, prepping YOUR home for it can be simple! Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home, securing that rental, or doing your own home maintenance, follow these simple steps to ensure that you go from zero to hero with winter prep this season: Inspect Your Roof... Read More

    Buying in a Multiple Offer Market

    By Stephen Kimball | October 2, 2020

     There’s no question that the housing market is hot right now and while it might be a dream for sellers, buying a home in a multiple offer market can be stressful. There’s a lot of competition out there and when you combine competition with low inventory, you may be up against many eager buyers.  How... Read More