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Sneaky Things That Can Ruin Your Credit Score

(Published on - 8/14/2018 3:03:38 PM)

Did you know that it is easy to, unknowingly, damage your credit score?

According to a recent article by Kali Hawlk for Trulia, there are »5« credit score pitfalls to avoid. 

The first one is: 

Generating too many inquiries

'Shopping around before choosing an institution for a car loan can help you find the best rate—and that can translate into thousands of dollars in savings (if not more!) over your loan’s lifetime. But while you may be saving, it’s best to use moderation. Here’s why:

When you receive a quote on interest rates, lenders pull a hard inquiry that shows up on your credit report. If you request these inquiries over a period longer than 14 days, each quote shows up individually. When you’re comparison shopping for a loan, gather your quotes in a short period (ideally within two weeks). That way, your credit will take less of a hit.'

Want to learn all 5 credit score pitfalls to avoid? CLICK HERE!

What are your thoughts on the topic? Tell us more by emailing AndreaKane@RealtyExecutives.com

 


Did Tax Reform Kill The Luxury Market?

(Published on - 8/7/2018 2:51:21 PM)

The new tax code limits the deduction of state and local property taxes, as well as income or sales taxes, to a total of $10,000. When the tax reform legislation was put into law at the beginning of the year, some experts felt that it could have a negative impact on the luxury housing market...but what actually happened?

-The facts just might surprise you-

Click the photo below to read more!


Top Reasons to Own Your Home

(Published on - 7/31/2018 2:19:15 PM)

There are many perks to home ownership!

Check out the image below for some of the most common.

'Click' HERE to see even more!

[What was your reason for buying a home? Tell us more by emailing: AndreaKane@RealtyExecutives.com]


Will Home Prices Fall as Mortgage Rates Rise?

(Published on - 7/24/2018 4:19:07 PM)

Yes. Mortgage interest rates are rising, but that is not necessarily a bad thing!

Mark Fleming, First American’s Chief Economist said,

"The driving force behind the increase are healthy economic conditions…The healthy economy encourages more homeownership demand and spurs household income growth, which increases consumer house-buying power. Mortgage rates are on the rise because of a stronger economy and our housing market is well positioned to adapt.”

>>CLICK HERE<< to read more about the rising interest rates and how they are projected to impact the housing market.

What are your thoughts on the topic? Tell us more by emailing AndreaKane@RealtyExecutives.com

 


What Makes a Veteran a Good Fit for Real Estate

(Published on - 7/17/2018 11:49:24 PM)

"Home of the free, because of the brave." 

 

REALTORS® ARE MORE THAN JUST AGENTS; THEY ARE HUSBANDS AND WIVES, BROTHERS AND SISTERS, SONS AND DAUGHTERS--THEY ARE PARENTS, DOCTORS, LAWYERS, AND TEACHERS. REAL ESTATE IS MADE UP OF THOUSANDS OF AGENTS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN MANY OTHER PROFESSIONS, IN ADDITION TO BEING REALTORS®.  

Did you know that Real Estate makes a wonderful career for our veterans, too? It's true that being an agent and being a soldier are in two completely different zones; however, many qualities and skills built while serving our country transfer over into the Real Estate world. 

Click the photo below to read about why our vets make amazing agents and read some personal success stories for yourself!


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