Provided by Robin Saks FrankelMany people don’t realize that there are renovation loans that can help pay for your housing upgrades. Whether you need a new roof or your kitchen is outdated, there is a mortgage that’s right for your fixer-upper. Here are your options and what you should know about each one.
Government-Backed Home Renovation LoansOne of the best-known loans for home improvements, Fannie Mae’s HomeStyle Renovation loan allows borrowers to either buy a place that needs repairs or ref... read more
. . . . Sometimes Agents Seem to Be Talking a Foreign Language . . . Maybe This Will Help
Posted by Norman Polsky on June 07, 2018 in
A Complete Glossary of Home Selling Terms To help prepare you for the home selling process, we’ve created a complete glossary of real estate terms. What’s the CMA of your home and does the buyer have a plan for paying the closing costs? Does that sound like a lot of mumbo-jumbo? If it does, then it’s time that you get up to date on the latest real estate lingo. When selling a home, it’s impossible to avoid real estate terminology. Everyone uses it from your real estate agent to your bank loa... read more
Do not be mislead by cheaper moving companies. Do you have any references? No matter what job you’re looking to hire someone for, references are a large part of what secures your trust and comfort in their ability to perform the task effectively. When looking for movers, be sure to ask the company if they can provide references or a link to some reviews of their business, just to be sure they’re legit. Additionally, whether they’re references or reviews, make sure to secure multiple of either to b... read more
The Market in the St. Louis area has definitely increased
Posted by Norman Polsky on April 01, 2018 in
5 Ideas To Buying in a Hot Market
Get pre-approved by a lender. You'll know the limits on how much home you can afford, how much money to put down, and what your interest rate will be. A pre-approval letter will assure the seller that you're ready to buy.
Find a real estate agent who you can trust who will provide you with the information to make a good decision.
Make a realistic must-have list.
When you find a home you like . . . write a personal note to the seller telling them something about yourself and the... read more
There could be many reasons . . . . let me share a few of them with you
Posted by Norman Polsky on March 25, 2018 in
Some Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling
When you first put your house on the market, you might be hopeful for a quick sale—especially if you've put a lot of money into improving the house over the years and if the neighborhood is one that has historically attracted a lot of buyers. While you shouldn't panic if the house doesn't sell the moment you list it, you should begin to worry if the months start flying by without any real offers. If this is the case, here are 11 reasons why your... read more