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Monthly Archives: June 2022

    Buy Before You Sell

    By Mike Parker | June 27, 2022

    A common concern for homeowners is that if they sell their home first, they may not be able to find another home to buy.  It is understandable with the low inventories currently available in most markets, but a strong argument can be made to buy your replacement home first. In fact, there are some advisors... Read More

    When Are the Negotiations Over?

    By Mike Parker | June 20, 2022

    The primary negotiation in a home purchase takes place when the contract is agreed upon that includes the price, closing and possession.   With inventory down over 19% in the past year and multiple offers being more of the norm than the exception, the first round of negotiations can be challenging. Buyers and sellers alike feel relieved... Read More

    Become a Victim of Inflation or Benefit From It

    By Mike Parker | June 13, 2022

    In inflationary times, currently the highest in 40 years, the purchasing power of your money diminishes each day; essentially, buying you less.  The biggest threat is to be without capital assets, like a home, that are benefiting from the increase in prices.  Your money buys less gasoline now, than it did a year ago, by close... Read More

    You Don’t Have to Give an Arm to Get a Lower Rate

    By Mike Parker | June 6, 2022

    Rising interest rates compounded with increasing home prices are causing affordability issues for many buyers.  To keep payments low, you won’t have to give an arm, but more buyers are considering getting an ARM, adjustable-rate mortgages. Mortgage rates are near its highest point since 2009.  “While housing affordability and inflationary pressures pose challenges for potential... Read More

    Helping the Seller See Your FHA/VA Offer More Favorably

    By Mike Parker | June 2, 2022

    With multiple offers the norm on many listings these days, the seller relies on their listing agent to help them determine which one to accept.  In some cases, offers subject to FHA or VA mortgages tend to move to the bottom of the list. Some sellers consider all cash offers first and then, conventional offers... Read More

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