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Monthly Archives: May 2018

    Flag Protocol

    By Mike Parker | May 31, 2018

    The American flag is obviously a symbol of our country but it has come to remind us of every man and woman who has fought for the freedom that we enjoy. The emotions that are stirred by images of our flag can run from happiness to sadness to trust and everything in between. Most of... Read More

    Second Guessing Price

    By Mike Parker | May 21, 2018

    Imagine a homeowner consulting with their agent about the price to place on their home. The agent suggests that the market data indicates that $200,000 to 210,000 would produce a quick sale by pricing it properly. The owner puts a $210,000 price on the home. The first person who looks at the home offers $205,000.... Read More

    Kid-Friendly Outdoor Entertainment

    By Mike Parker | May 17, 2018

    Summer is just around corner! Students and teachers are counting down the days until the end of the school year, and parents are wondering- what are we going to do ALL summer! When spring and summer arrive, we try to take advantage of our outdoor space as much as possible. Here are a few ideas... Read More

    A Home for Tomorrow

    By Mike Parker | May 14, 2018

    As people near or enter retirement, one of the decisions that typically comes up is whether to sell their “big” home and buy a smaller one. If you know anyone who has been faced with that situation, selling one home and buying a smaller one may not save enough money to make it worthwhile. There... Read More

    Assumptions May Be an Alternative

    By Mike Parker | May 7, 2018

    For the last 25 years, most buyers have gotten a new mortgage or paid cash when purchasing a home. For a practical reason, owner-occupant buyers have another alternative: assuming a lower interest rate existing FHA or VA mortgage. In the late 80’s, both FHA and VA began requiring buyers to qualify to assume their mortgages.... Read More

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