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Agents, We’re Thankful for You!

November 27, 2019

At Thanksgiving, it’s important to not only feel gratitude, but also express it to the people who have helped you throughout the year. That’s why we’d like to take a moment to thank all of the great real estate agents and brokers who have entrusted their buyers to us, worked hand-in-hand with us from contract to closing, and who continue to keep us in mind when we’re the right fit for their clients. So, thank you for bringing feet to our model floors. We’re honored…

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Staging a Home for the Holidays – How Much is too Much?

November 12, 2019

Your clients want to sell their homes, but they also want to celebrate the season. As you’re likely aware, there’s a fine line when it comes to staging a house for the holidays. The key to home staging at any time of year is to create an attractive, clutter-free environment that prospective buyers will long to call their own. And although it’s okay for clients to show some holiday spirit in their living spaces, keeping seasonal décor classy and contained can help them score the…

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Client wants to close ASAP? Here’s how to find our inventory

October 30, 2019

Moving into a new home by the holidays is high on some homebuyers’ wish lists. Fortunately, there is a variety of fast, easy ways you can use our site to find quick move-in homes, so you can spend less time searching and more time selling.* Using the home page The search bar on our homepage is a simple way to find quick move-in homes in any of our regions. Simply input the name of the city, school district or state you’re looking in, select the…

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How to Explain Closing Costs

September 13, 2019
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Ever had a first-time homebuyer confused over closing costs? Prepping clients for these important figures can help ensure smooth sailing on closing day—not to mention a rock-solid client-agent relationship with the potential for extra referral business! Below you’ll find some quick basics you can go over with your clients. Even experienced homebuyers may not know everything that’s lumped into the category of closing costs, and might appreciate the extra clarification from their trusted real estate agent.   What are closing costs? Closing costs, also called…

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Mortgage Cheat Sheet for Realtors®

August 21, 2019

Clients shopping their mortgage options? Share our helpful infographic! This simplified starting point may clue them into a financing avenue they’ve overlooked—potentially boosting their buying power. Select each section of the infographic to read more about FHA loans, conventional or Jumbo loans, USDA loans or VA loans. Ultimately, the best resource for loan information is a loan officer, but your clients may appreciate a brief overview of the market’s most common home loan types. HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation’s principal offices are located at 5775 DTC Boulevard,…

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7 Homebuying Myths Your Clients May Believe

August 9, 2019

Whether you’re reaching out to renters, reassuring first-time homebuyers or giving repeat buyers a refresher on home financing, you may run into some of the following misconceptions. We’ve written a few articles to help you fight back with mortgage facts.

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5 Ways to Narrow a Home Search on Our Site

June 14, 2019

If you haven’t spent a lot of time browsing our site, you may not know about some of the advanced search features at your fingertips. Here are a few that might help you home in on the right property for your clients. School info Even buyers without kids care about neighborhood schools, thanks to the impact it can make on future resale plans. If your client has a desired district in mind, simply type the name into the home search bar and you’ll get a…

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7 Real Estate Stories to Share with Your Clients

May 29, 2019

Struggling to keep your social platforms current during the busy selling season? Look to our homebuyer blog, Homeward™, for fresh content to share with your clients! Here are just a few of our latest stories: Student Debt and Buying a Home Student debt is a hot topic these days, and little wonder: approximately 44.7 million Americans were paying back student loans as of 2017, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. If you’re one of them and have hopes of purchasing a home, the…

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Selling the Energy Efficiency of New Homes

April 16, 2019
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Clients on the fence about buying a new home or a resale? Perhaps it’s time to talk energy efficiency! New homes can typically offer more energy-efficient design and construction than their older counterparts. So, if your buyer is environmentally conscious, a newer, greener home may be an easy sell. But if he or she is indifferent or unmoved by the prospect of protecting the planet, pointing out the potential cost savings associated with heating, cooling and maintaining a new home could help sway his or…

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Are There Still Tax Benefits from Homeownership?

April 12, 2019

Recent changes to federal tax codes may have your clients wondering if they’ll still see tax benefits from homeownership. We’ve rounded up some fast facts and industry opinions to help keep you in the know. The bottom line… Tax advantages, real and perceived, may not be as persuasive to homebuyers now as they have been in recent years. But, buying a home is still a smart financial move for many. Moreover, there are benefits beyond the pocketbook that your clients will consider when deciding whether…

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