How to Make an Offer on a House When You Are Getting A Mortgage: 5 Important Topics

September 28th, 2017

How to Make an Offer on a House When You Are Getting A Mortgage: 5 Important TopicsThere are many things to consider when you are making an offer on a house. While it may be important to think in advance about movers, painters, budgets, your mortgage, furniture, school districts, utilities, contractors and housewarming parties, when it comes to making an offer there are some key things that can make a difference!  Below are some important topics related specifically to the mortgage when you’re getting ready to write up an offer on a home. Read the rest of this entry »

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Waiving Financing Contingencies

February 3rd, 2015

I sometimes get asked about waiving one or all contingencies in a real estate contract, to help make for a more aggressive offer in a competitive sellers’ market. The main contingencies in most real estate contracts are the appraisal contingency, the financing contingency, the termite inspection contingency, and the home inspection contingency. I am not a proponent or an opponent of any of these strategies, but simply want to discuss the pros and cons of each, since it is a question I do get. Let me take these one at a time. Read the rest of this entry »

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