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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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How to Explain Closing Costs

September 13, 2019
Closing Costs

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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Useful Guides for Different Homebuyers

March 28, 2019

As all real estate professionals know, helping buyers find and close on their dream home is a team effort. One way we try to be a team player in your work with clients is by putting together handy homebuyer guides, chock full of tips for every stage of the process. Check out this infographic to see which guides you might find most useful for your client.

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What Your Client’s New-home Warranty Can Do for You

February 22, 2019
Home Care representative meeting with homeowners

A new-home warranty offers obvious advantages for your clients—and some not-so-obvious opportunities for you! If you’re used to selling resale, you’ve seen that once your clients have the keys, they’re generally stuck with the bill if they have a home problem four or six months down the road. With a new home and all-new appliances, not only are buyers less likely to have a problem in the first place, but they also enjoy the peace of mind a home warranty and manufacturers’ warranties afford. Here…

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10 Tips for Cold-weather Home Showings

October 12, 2018
For sale sign, half buried in snow

The fall/winter selling season has its challenges: lower housing inventory, shorter days, inclement weather, fewer buyers and curb appeal that’s not at its most appealing—just to name a few. However, it does have some advantages, such as motivated buyers and sellers, potentially faster loan processing and less competition for moving companies, appraisers and other move-related services. Below are a few tips to help you make the most of your valuable cold-weather client appointments and achieve your sales goals before the year ends.   If you’re…

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How to Help a First-time Buyer

September 14, 2018

As a real estate professional, you’re probably well aware of the potential equity and tax benefits renters could be missing out on, but they might not understand them. That’s why some renters who could benefit today from homeownership still remain on the fence. Even when they decide to jump in the market, everything about the homebuying process is entirely new. That’s why first-time homebuyers need professional advocates like you, and we’re here to help put a plan of action together. Here are six points to…

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Moving Tips for Seniors

June 28, 2018
Senior couple packing

Do you have elderly clients relocating from out of state? If you’re in a sunbelt market, the answer is likely yes! Whether they’re moving on their own or joining local relatives (and perhaps looking for a larger, more accommodating space for their multigenerational household), here are some moving tips you can pass along to help make the transition a smooth one. Gather your medical records. Each doctor’s office should have a form for you to fill out that releases your medical records to your new…

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What Homebuyers Can Get, Starting in the Mid $300s

June 22, 2018
Yorktown in Florida

Housing inventory may be low and interest rates may be rising, but that doesn’t mean that your clients won’t be able to afford a new home. Here’s a look at a few of the floor plans that house hunters can find with starting prices from the mid to upper $300,000s across our markets. Loveland, Colorado: The Lapis at The Lakes at Centerra 3 to 4 bed, 2.5 bath, approx. 2,180 sq. ft. This Seasons™ Collection floor plan offers two stories of popular home features, including…

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How to Help Military Homebuyers

May 10, 2018
Military Homebuyer

Buying a home presents a few extra challenges for active-duty servicemen and women, but it also offers some unique advantages—the opportunity to build equity while using a tax-free Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), for example. Armed with a little information, your military client’s experience doesn’t have to be much different from the average homebuyer’s.   Here’s what you can do to help: Find out how far from base your clients would like to live. For some military families, the distance from base isn’t just a…

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