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🚩Should I Buy A "Rancher" or a "Two-Story" Style Home❓

🏠 In Colorado, "Ranchers" and "Two-Stories" are the most common home style layouts. Check out this article by Casey Fortune that breaks down 5 important differences between these two models.

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☀️ Know some people who just can't seem to get out of debt and they really need to buy a house and get settled? 👀 Here's a good article by our friend Tony Mariotti at Ruby One Mortgage discussing 8 simple steps to get out of debt and buy a home. 🏡 👏

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Here's a well-written article by +Lynn Pineda that offers some great tips on how to become a better real estate agent. If you've been wanting to up your real estate game, take a look at this articel!
Helping You to Become a Better Real Estate Agent

I want to help you to be a better you - becoming a better Real Estate Agent!

Instead of complaining about the countless episodes I experience, yes, episodes, because every time I experience an event with a Real Estate Agent who hasn’t honed in on their craft, it simply is part of the greater picture or series, that of a Real Estate Agent running without clarity.

Being a Real Estate Agent is the greatest career one could ever hold, in my opinion. However, don’t think it’s easy, thinking all we do is stroll customers around to look at 3 homes and then they choose one to buy, as HGTV swears by. Too funny! If only it were that easy.

I discuss laying your foundation as a Real Estate Agent right through to enjoying being a Real Estate Agent.

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In addition, I've included additional resources to help you from +Marcel Schwantes +Bill Gassett +Xavier De Buck and +Andrew Fortune 

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The Ultimate Home Sellers To-Do Checklist for 2016

Check out this infographic loaded with 96 actionable items that home sellers can do before listing their house for sale. There is a downloadable PDF of this info in the article as well. This is great info for any getting their house ready to put on the market!

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Mortgage Overlays are an important topic for real estate professionals to know about. This article posted by +Luke Skar from +Inlanta Mortgage is the best post I've ever read on the subject. It's a quick easy read on an interesting topic. Check it out!
What are Mortgage Overlays? Lender Guidelines Explained!
Specific rules a lender follows ABOVE the published guidelines

Today we are giving you a chance to peek behind the curtain of the mortgage world and get an idea of what happens at individual banks and mortgage companies in the form of mortgage overlays.

People often don’t understand why certain lenders will make additional rules to obtain a mortgage with them above and beyond the requirements set by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, or even USDA. We call these rules overlays.

Mortgage overlays are nothing new to our industry, but they have gotten much more popular as lenders have become more conservative when they make lending decisions in today’s challenged real estate market.

Learn more about lender's mortgage overlays from my latest post!

You will also find additional resources via +Paul Sian +Debbie Drummond +Bill Gassett +Anita Clark +Greg Hancock and +Kyle Hiscock!

#RealEstate   #MortgageUpdated  

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How Do Emotion & Logic Influence Which House We Buy?

Buying a home can be emotionally draining. The battle between the head and the heart is a strong one. This article explains how emotion and logic influence which house we buy.

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How To Buy A House: A Step-By-Step Guide

The home buying process can seem complicated, but it doesn't have to. Here's a new infographic and article to help simplify the process for home buyers. :)

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5 Dangers of Working with the Listing Agent When Buying a Home

Through the years, I've met multiple home buyers who think that they can get a better deal on a home by working directly with the listing agent. This is a terrible idea though.

This article covers 5 important dangers to consider in a dual agency real estate transaction.
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