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Hey Cora, I have heard a lot about “assumable” mortgages, what is that exactly? Signed Financially Curious.Dear Financially, well that is a good question my friend.  There are a few things about assumable loans that you will need to know.  Assumable mortgages become popular when interest rates ri...
05/17/2023
Hey Cora, A realtor called me and said they have a buyer for my property, and I didn’t even have it for saIe!  The realtor said that they would like me to sign a one-time listing agreement with them.  What does this mean and what should I look for? Signed, Not Quite Sure Dear Not Quite, well isn...
05/03/2023
Hey Cora: What are closing costs?  I heard that if I am buying a home and I put a percentage down on said home, then I still have to pay closing costs.  Someone said that could be as much as 3% of the purchase price.  Is that true? Signed SkepticDear Skeptic, Yes, it’s true.  If you are getting a...
05/03/2023
Hey Cora, I am thinking about doing a kitchen remodel before I sell my home.  What should I do and not do?  Signed Kitchen Queen.Dear Ms. Queen.  Well, let’s be super careful here because kitchen remodels can get really spendy really quickly.  I’ll give you 5 things that can really break the budg...
04/26/2023
Hey Cora, I know you get this question all the time, but what are rates doing right now? Signed Wanting to Buy.Dear Wanting: Do you remember in last year when I told you that you needed to buy something because rates were going to increase?  Well, here we are!  Yes, interest rates on home mortgag...
04/12/2023
Zillow, what a funny word, who would have thought that a word like that would become part of our everyday language!? Well, I guess Google is a household name, so why not Zillow...  Anyway, I thought it would be good for us to take a look at the difference between a Zillow zestimate and a CMA.  Yo...
04/03/2023
I thought it would be fun to put a Disney spin on a relatively mundane subject, like the real estate market.  So here is a market update with a “fairy tale” theme – enjoy!   Once upon a time, there was a housing market that had many beautiful cottages and castles, and buyers could pick and choose...
05/26/2021
Okay, so finding exactly what you want right now is difficult.  I have been going over the statistics for existing home sales and they are still strong.  Even with the slight rise in interest rates (as of writing this 3.1% was average, that’s the highest it has been since June of 2020). But still...
04/27/2021
I have a very sad story to tell you.  I am not making this up, it actually happened.  My friend Gary told me that this happened to his niece, Bethany.  All the way thru this you are going to say, “well that’s not fair, that can’t happen.” But it did.  This did happen in a different state, not Ala...
04/05/2021
         Okay, there are some extremely complex things about easements. There are also some really simple things about easements.  Most of the time, you will not be dealing with the difficult things.  Realtors know quite a bit about easements, but there are also a lot of legal things and complexi...
02/26/2021
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