First Things First: The Importance of Credit in Real Estate

Posted by Clarice Nettles // May 26, 2018

How much do you really know about the mechanics of credit in practice and what impacts your credit score?

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Do I Still Owe Money After My House Is Foreclosed On?

Posted by Clarice Nettles // May 19, 2018

Foreclosure is never a pleasant process, but it’s not as final as some homeowners may think. Many are surprised to find they still owe their bank money even after foreclosure.

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Using Your Home’s Equity: HELOC

Posted by Clarice Nettles // May 13, 2018

If you’re considering refinancing your home or leveraging its equity, a HELOC may be a good alternative to a home equity loan or more expensive forms of credit.

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As Property Values Increase, What Are My Options For Refinancing?

Posted by Clarice Nettles // May 7, 2018

As property values across the country continue to increase, tapping into home equity is becoming a viable option for most homeowners.

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Ways to Finance Your Down Payment

Posted by Clarice Nettles // April 30, 2018

Most first-time buyers are under the impression that they need to save up to 20% of the cost of their first home as a down payment, but there are a surprising number of other options available.

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What Exactly Is Behind FHA Default Rates?

Posted by Clarice Nettles // April 21, 2018

FHA loans tend to have a higher default rate than just about any other loan product. Why is this? The answer might surprise you.

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Is Summer Still The Best Time To Sell?

Posted by Clarice Nettles // April 13, 2018

For the last several decades, conventional wisdom has held that spring and summer are always the prime selling seasons for real estate. But like many things in real estate, this can vary by location and as Atlanta grows, changes ensure that conventional wisdom may no longer hold.

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The Risks and Rewards of Seller Financing

Posted by Clarice Nettles // April 11, 2018

Seller financing is one of the only real estate arrangements that has the potential to be a genuine win-win for both parties, but it does carry a few risks. Here’s what you need to know.

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Should You Sell Your Home Yourself?

Posted by Clarice Nettles // March 30, 2018

If you’re thinking of selling your home without an agent, you’ve got your work cut out for you. There are some potential pitfalls, but if you invest the required time and energy, the rewards might be worth it.

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Banks vs. Mortgage Brokers – Does It Really Make a Difference?

Posted by Clarice Nettles // March 22, 2018

As you contemplate buying a home – maybe even your first one – you might be wondering whether to go through a mortgage broker or directly to a bank to get your mortgage. What are the differences between the two, and which one is right for you?

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