Archive for May, 2014

SOLD — ANCASTER MEADOWLANDS MODEL TOWNHOME

SOLD — ANCASTER MEADOWLANDS MODEL TOWNHOME

Status: Sold Bright & spacious open concept model with 9ft ceilings, and walkout feature to a private patio. Open staircase to loft or off nook area in upper lvl.  Rich dark Kitch cab with B/I SS D/W & Micro. Neutral B/splash. All appls incl. M/Bed w/ens, 2 add’l spacious bedrms. 2nd lvl laundry.  Well maintained & managed. Fast Facts Home Style: 2 storey Condo Fees: $220.00 – Building Insurance, Exterior Maintenance,

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INFOGRAPHIC: MORTGAGE PRE-APPROVAL 101

INFOGRAPHIC: MORTGAGE PRE-APPROVAL 101

Getting pre-approved for a mortgage gets you one important step closer to securing the home you love. Pre-approval shows sellers and real estate agents that you are a serious buyer, it proves you are credit-worthy and in competitive markets, it helps you to move fast on the house you want. Many times, sellers will not even engage with a buyer if they are not pre-approved. Image by Zillow Mortgage Marketplace

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WHY DID MY MONTHLY MORTGAGE PAYMENT GO UP?

WHY DID MY MONTHLY MORTGAGE PAYMENT GO UP?

Freaked out because your mortgage payment has increased? Before you write that next mortgage check, let’s investigate what’s going on with the payment. The increase could come from a number of factors and there may be something you can do about it besides paying more each month. Many lenders incorporate the following elements into the bill for a typical 30-year mortgage: Principal: This is the amount of the payment that

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POOLS, TRAMPOLINES AND OTHER FEATURES THAT CAN SPIKE INSURANCE COSTS

POOLS, TRAMPOLINES AND OTHER FEATURES THAT CAN SPIKE INSURANCE COSTS

When shopping for a new home, some of the same features that lure you in could end up costing you extra in insurance premiums. If you’re like the many buyers who wait until after going into contract to get insurance quotes on a property, you could be faced with some serious sticker shock. Check out these five seemingly desirable home features that might end up costing you more than you

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DO YOU OWN THE LAND UNDER YOUR HOME?

DO YOU OWN THE LAND UNDER YOUR HOME?

When you buy a home, you probably assume that you own everything in and around it within the property lines. But in some parts of the country, homeowners are discovering the property they’re buying does not fully include the land beneath it. For example, in Tampa Bay, FL a family realized at closing that their home builder had already signed away the rights to the land underneath their home to

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BEST TIMES TO BUY, SELL OR LIST A HOME

BEST TIMES TO BUY, SELL OR LIST A HOME

A common question from a buyer or seller is: what is the best time to buy or sell a home? In the clothing world, it makes sense to get the best “deal” on winter clothes at the end of winter and that you likely will pay top dollar for a swimsuit in April. Does the same trend hold true for real estate purchases and sales? Not really. But there are

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