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Can You Purchase Another Home with a Reverse Mortgage? Yes - and Here's How
By Peta-Gay
October 8, 2015

Instead of borrowing money in order to purchase a home, a reverse mortgage allows current homeowners to borrow a lump sum of money against the current value of the property they already own.

What is the purpose of this? For one, it's a great way for older people to buy a second property without being forced to give up their current home. This system is ideal for people who want to move closer to their children or have a ...

The Ultimate Guide to Getting the Most Value from a Home Inspection
By Peta-Gay
October 1, 2015

One of the most stressful parts of selling a home is the dreaded home inspection. Getting the most value from a home inspection is crucial, especially since any missed item can cause a significant amount of trouble a few years or decades down the road. With that in mind, let's take a look at a few tips on how one can get the most value from a home inspection.

Keep Calm And Inspect On

Having ...

3 Reasons Why A Professional Real Estate Agent Is A Good Source For A Home Valuation
By Peta-Gay
October 2, 2015

The housing market is tough, and the competition is fierce. Being aware of how much a home is worth before putting it on the market can save money, time, and frustration. For this reason, it’s wise to hire a professional real estate agent. 

Real Estate Agents Know the Market

Understandably, it would save money to skip the real estate agent all together and do a For Sale by Owner transaction. One thing ...

3 Reasons Why the Cost of Title Insurance is Worth the Investment
By Peta-Gay
October 5, 2015

Title insurance is one of the few types of protection policies available to homebuyers and one that is often overlooked because of its optional nature.

Because title insurance is purchased simultaneously with the home, it can be very easy to forego when looked at alongside all the additional fees that are associated with purchasing property.

This is not advisable, as title insurance is one of the smartest forms of protection a homeowner can buy. Here are just ...

A Great Problem to Have: How to Handle Multiple Offers for Your House or Condo
By Peta-Gay
October 6, 2015

With the real estate game in a state of constant flux, getting an offer on your house or condo might seem encouraging enough. However, there's always the possibility that your property might hit the market hot, and this could mean more than one offer on your home. While having multiple offers can be the best of all outcomes, there are a few ways to handle this situation and make the most of your home sale.

Communication Is Key With ...