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Dec
2016
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Help Clients Take Charge of Their Credit Scores

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If your clients will apply for a mortgage in the coming year, their credit health should be priority #1. After all, a homebuyer’s credit score can affect their desired price point, what types of loans they can qualify for, their lender options, buying timeline and other factors that can ultimately make or break a sale. …

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08

Nov
2016
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10 Tips for Cold-weather Home Showings

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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 …

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01

Nov
2016
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November is Buyer’s Advantage Month!

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Fall’s typically tight inventory can make it hard for your buyers to find the home they’re looking for. Give them the edge they need to find and move on the home they want in 2016 with our new guide, Homebuying in a Competitive Market! Select your region on this map to download your copy and check …

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Oct
2016
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What Your Client’s New-home Warranty Can Do for You

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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, …

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08

Sep
2016
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Mortgage Cheat Sheet for Realtors®

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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 …

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08

Jun
2016
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How to Help Military Homebuyers

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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.   …

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May
2016
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Why Sell New Homes? Lower Insurance Premiums!

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Are your clients weighing new and resale homes in their search? Clue them in on this lesser-known benefit of buying new: newly built homes typically have lower insurance premiums than older homes.   Many factors are used to determine homeowners insurance rates, including the home’s location, risk factors (e.g., swimming pools and trampolines on the …

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08

Apr
2016
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5 Tax-time Conversation Starters

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Talking taxes with your clients can be tricky—after all, federal and state tax laws can change at any time—but that doesn’t mean you should stay mum on one of homeownership’s great financial advantages. Here are just five tax-related topics that could interest your clients: Some costs associated with buying a home may be tax deductible, …

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