A home inspection protects the buyer. It’s meant to uncover potentially serious issues with the home so that you understand what you’re buying.
In a competitive market, some buyers walk through the home with an inspector before making an offer on the home. This gives them the confidence to formally waive the inspection contingency when they make their offer, possibly putting their offer in a stronger position to be accepted. However, a home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights and minimize unpleasant surprises or unexpected difficulties. Read the rest of this entry »
Online reviews are playing an increasing role in the mortgage industry and here’s why:
TEXT: Hello. I’m doing a video blog today while on my treadmill, that’s why I’m bouncing up and down a bit, on online reviews. Online reviews were thought only to be for restaurants and bars Read the rest of this entry »
I have numerous online profiles where clients can review me and the main benefit is so that future clients can see how I perform when they make a decision on whether or not to work with me. It is important to see loan officer online reviews. Just a few of the places that you can see reviews are Yelp, Zillow, Google and Redfin. But now I see that these reviews have brought other benefits to my clients, as well as myself. Read the rest of this entry »
In a December 15 2015 Wall Street Journal article titled New Federal Rules for Mortgage Forms Blamed for Delaying Loans stated, “Mortgages took an average of 49 days to close in November 2015”. It went on to say, Read the rest of this entry »
Every now and again a loan does not make it to closing. Common reasons for this are home inspection issues that cannot be resolved or a condo that cannot be approved. Unfortunately, some of these issues arise and cause a deal to cancel after some services have already been performed and therefore have to be paid for, and this is where debate will sometimes arise. Read the rest of this entry »