When deciding how to acquire your new home, one question comes up often: how to best get your mortgage loan. We discuss the broker vs lender debate here! ‘Neither a borrower nor a lender be,’ William Shakespeare wrote in his play, Hamlet. All very well if you have deep pockets but the chances are, if
Selling a house can be a tedious, emotional rollercoaster. If not prepared properly, a house can sit on the market month after month. However, like most people, you probably want to sell your house quickly, and avoid the headache of a drawn-out period on the market. Fortunately, there are ways to maximize your potency on
I grew up in Puerto Rico, where finding fresh fruit and vegetables is as easy as walking down to the corner store (or climbing a coconut tree if you’re agile). These days, working 60-hours a week to be the best Realtor I can be, it’s a little tougher to seek out those places that sell
40% of Americans say that buying a home is the most stressful event in their lives—so much so that 33% of homebuyers are reduced to tears at some point (I’m pretty sure that hasn’t been the case with my clients). Between finding that perfect home, saving up for a down payment, and trying to sell your
According to the most recent Profile of Home Staging report from the National Association of Realtors, less than 30 percent of home sellers’ real estate agents stage their clients’ homes. Yet, that same report suggests that more than 80 percent of buyers’ agents say they believe home staging makes it easier for their clients to imagine themselves
If you’re looking for fun, you’ve come to the right place. Columbus and central Ohio are swimming in outdoor festivals. Everything from art, music, beer, wine, BBQ, movies, books and more are celebrated. Below, you’ll find a list of most of the events for 2019 here in central Ohio with links to each event page.
Closing costs are miscellaneous fees charged by those involved with the home sale (such as your lender for processing the loan, the title company for handling the paperwork, a land surveyor, local government offices for recording the deed,etc.). The average closing costs percentage is usually about 2-5% of the purchase price (e.g., ~$4500 on a
Those designations after my name – Regina Acosta Tobin, CRS, ABR, SRES – they’re a good thing! The Certified Residential Specialist® (CRS) is the highest designation awarded in the residential sales field. Essentially, it’s like a Master Degree for real estate agents. CRS agents must meet stringent education and experience requirements. For buyers and sellers, that’s important —