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County-by-County Real Estate Data, January 2017

Learn what’s happening in your market area by clicking on your county link. You’ll find helpful information, including a year-to-year and quarterly comparisons of new listings, closed sales, median sales price, active listings and months of inventory. Jump to: Brown …
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Resource Video: Buyer Edition

What is a Mortgage Gift Letter? Saving enough money to use as a down payment to purchase a home is no easy task, especially if you are buying for the first time. Most lenders allow gifted funds to be used …
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2019: Five Real Estate Resolutions that Stick

So we are just getting into the first month of the New Year! How are your resolutions coming along? Some of them may be sticking and some might be done already. Here are some real estate resolutions not to give up on! …
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Resource Video: Buyer and Seller Edition

What are Title Issues? As part of the lending process, a title search is typically required as well as a title insurance policy. This is done to protect buyers and lenders from anything that could prevent the titleholder from selling …
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Serious About Buying a Home? Get Pre-Approved!

Right now we are in the midst of a serious sellers market. What this entails is that there are more buyers in the market than homes available to buy.Freddie Mac explains the advantages of pre-approval on their website, “It’s highly …
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Resource Video: Buyer and Seller Edition

What are Real Estate Escape Clauses? Most real estate contracts contain contingency clauses that allow the buyer or seller to end the transaction without a penalty if certain conditions cannot be met. These are commonly referred to as “escape clauses.” …
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Want to Avoid Home Buyers Remorse? Follow These Six Tips!

All home buyers want to find the “perfect home”. There are plenty of tips out there like check out the surrounding schools or drive by it at night. Check out our list here about what to do before buying your …
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Your Questions Answered: Home Inspectors

Buying a home is a big expense and you will want to make sure that you know what kind of projects you will be taking on before the home is yours. That way you are able to go back to …
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Resource Video: Buyers Edition

Dealing with Multiple Offers as a Buyer Multiple offers are not uncommon, especially in our active seller’s market. The key as a buyer is to talk with your Shorewest, REALTOR® for a game plan when going into a multiple-offer situation. …
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Time to Go House Hunting!

Winter can be a great time to buy a home! Some of the perks include a less competitive market, sellers who are serious and more! Winter is often over looked as a great time to buy a home, but real …
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