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Monthly Archives: January 2020

    The Real Estate Glossary

    By Keith Degnan | January 30, 2020

    Need a crash course on real estate terms? This glossary will get you started. DTI, PMI, LTV … TBH, it can be hard to keep all this stuff straight. This lexicon of real estate terms and acronyms will help you speak the language like a pro. Appraisal management company (AMC): An institution operated independently of... Read More

    Buying a Home? Plan for These Hidden Costs

    By Keith Degnan | January 21, 2020

    You’re excited because you just found the perfect home. The neighborhood is great, the house is charming and the price is right. But the asking price is just the beginning. Be prepared for additional — and often unexpected — home-buying costs that can catch buyers unaware and quickly leave you underwater on your new home.... Read More

    Don’t Believe These 5 Myths About Real Estate Agents

    By Keith Degnan | January 14, 2020

    Buyers and sellers often enter the market with misconceptions about real estate agents — how they work, how the process works and what the agency relationship is all about. It’s helpful to point out, without getting too far into the weeds, that in any one real estate transaction, there are most likely two agents: one... Read More

    How to Actually Afford to Buy a Home

    By Keith Degnan | January 10, 2020

    Home buyers today face tough challenges — housing prices have soared, a dollar doesn’t go as far as it once did and rent is more expensive than the past. How are people today making such a large purchase despite these hurdles? With more flexibility and a bit of financing creativity, today’s buyers are finding ways... Read More