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6 Assumptions That Fail the FHA 203(k) Remodel

It’s not wise to take on any project without doing a little homework. With respect to the 203(k) talk it up, ask for recommendations and begin to gather an experienced “team” of professionals. You’ll be the team’s coach.

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7 Truths Buyers Should Know About The Home Inspection Process

Would-a Could-a Should-a … Here are 7 truths you should know about the home inspection process that will leave you with sound advice.

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I Have a Property Disclosure Statement – Do I Need a Home Inspection

I received a note from a potential client last month. It went like this: Hi Gary -I’ve been looking for a home for months now and finally settled with the seller. It’s being offered by a FSBO (for sale by owner) and the seller has been truly wonderful to work with. They’ve invited me in […]

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Do I Really Really Need a Real Estate Agent?

Let’s cut to the chase…unless you’re ready, willing and able to do and have ALL of the following: Locate potential property. Schedule appointment to see property. Know the market trends in the neighborhood Know school district lines Contact “The Right Lender” Can locate parks and recreation, shopping and places of worship Got the inside of […]

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203(k) Loan Roles and Responsibility Chart

There are many players on the 203(k) Team. Browse the chart below and see what task each member is responsible for. Note that the two main team members (ones with the most responsibility) are the Lender and the Client (they have the most X marks in each type loan). Also note that the Consultant’s role […]

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Is your real estate service provider also a Farmer?

Every agent has one. Every builder has one. I imagine that almost everyone who engages in any business venture has one. They’re your trusted group, your right arm; they’re the ones you turn to – the ones you trust. They’re called your “Short List”. But, when you recommend them, do you really know what they’re […]

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Bill Would Turn Over Home Inspection Oversight to Real Estate Industry

As seen in the Clarion Ledger today: A bill moving quietly through the state Legislature would give the real estate industry sole oversight over home inspectors in Mississippi. This, home inspectors say, would be the fox guarding the henhouse. Those who are most interested in home sales going through would be regulating and licensing those […]

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Rent vs Own

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