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All Blog Entries by Wendy Batten-Ward

Found 8 blog entries published by Wendy Batten-Ward.

  "Sell your home in 90 days or less! Sell your home or we will buy it." These are the words spoken by many listing agents. Their ads are all over the radio and TV. Have you ever wondered how they really do that? Don't wonder! Most don't actually do that!! The key is many, not all, will over promise and under deliver. These agents are good at marketing their services to get the listing of your home. The hardest thing for an agent to do is be upfront with a potential client when discussing listing and marketing your home. It is easy for an agent to tell you what you want to hear and not what you need to hear. Many agents will agree with you on what you think your home is worth just to get the listing agreement signed. Then when the home fails to sell, he

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Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.

1. Demand Is Strong:  The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home. Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now:   Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market. This means that, in the majority of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in the market.

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4 Smart Strategies to Pay Off Your Mortgage Fast (Without Going Broke)

By Deborah Kearns | Aug 16, 2017

4 Smart Strategies to Pay Off Your Mortgage Fast (Without Going Broke)

By Deborah Kearns | Aug 16, 2017

For most of us, there's an implicit understanding that buying a home will nearly drain your bank accounts. You'll shell out for the down payment, the home inspection, and—just when you think you're done—the closing costs.

OK, you're forking over a ton of cash upfront, but once you're past that, you're golden, right? You are—until you remember that you have to actually make payments on that mortgage you got. And the interest. For the next 30 years. And 30 years of paying 4% interest on your $200,000 mortgage can seem

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When looking to buy a home, most will find a home they like and then seek out a bank or lender.  You will typically be advised to speak with someone prior to looking for a home and get pre approved. That is what you will hear from realtors and lenders alike. A pre approval does not guarantee you will be able to buy a home. It is a quick peak at your current status and informs all parties that you have attempted to seek out financing. However, there is a better way to do it. Wouldn't you like to know that when you begin your search for a home you are not just pre approved but you are approved for a loan thru underwriting and once you find your home you can close in two weeks? How is that possible, you may ask. By partnering with Movement Mortgage that is

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Bad times fall on all of us at some time or another. It is during those times we have to make some tough decisions. When debt becomes overwhelming, many find themselves filing bankruptcy to help relieve some of that debt. For an individual there are two types of bankruptcy-chapter 7 and chapter 13. Chapter 7 is allowed when the bankruptcy court determines based on income and other factors the individual cannot pay back the unsecured debt such as credit cards. In Chapter 13, the court determines what the individual can pay over a 3-5 year period in monthly payments to repay the debt. Which type of bankruptcy is filed is determined by many factors so this should be discussed with an attorney who is familiar with this type of law. But what happens after

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