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    Wednesday, November 6, 2019   /   by Katherine Kiernan

    5 Reasons Why Every Buyer Needs a Real Estate Agent

    When it comes to purchasing a home, it should come as no surprise that a buyer needs an awesome team behind them to ensure that this immense investment is the right, safe, sound, and legally binding option for them.  To make this happen, a buyer needs to first identify the right person to walk with them and guide them through this process. Just as you wouldn't ask your auto mechanic to perform a life saving brain operation, you shouldn’t rely on anybody but an expert to help you make the right purchasing decisions for your new home; whether this property is a primary residence for a new home buyer or an investment property for a seasoned investor, the right agent can make a world of difference. Here we are going to explore the top 5 reasons why every purchased property should be done so utilizing a trained real estate agent.
    Reason #1: Who Better to Help Find the Perfect Property for You Other Than a Trained Professional?
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    Wednesday, November 6, 2019   /   by Katherine Kiernan

    Homeowner Tips & Tricks: Let's Talk Closing Costs

    What are closing costs? Closing costs are fees paid at the closing of a real estate transaction. This point in time called the closing is when the title to the property is conveyed to the buyer. Closing costs are incurred by either the buyer or the seller.
    Who pays what? Below is a chart that helps to explain what the seller and buyer are responsible for throughout the closing process. ...

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019   /   by Katherine Kiernan

    Preparing Your Home for Fall

    With Winter around the corner, Fall is a great time to consider selling or buying a home. Now that everyone is back from the lake and kids are back to school, it can be a good time to get some things done around the house. 
    Whether you're planning to list your house or not, we've come up with a few house cleaning ideas to help prepare your home for fall.

    Clean downspouts and gutters.
    Give your house a fresh coat of paint while the weather is cooler.
    Roof maintenance to prepare for winter weather.
    Fireplace and chimney maintenance.
    Replace filters for your furnace and heaters. Ensure window and door seals are in good condition to keep out cold air and save on energy costs. ...

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019   /   by Katherine Kiernan

    Homeowner Tips & Tricks: Fixed-Rate Mortgages

    How do I choose between a 15-year or 30-year FRM?
    Below is a comparison chart that details the comparison of total payments over the life of a loan, using the US National Average Home Loan as an example.

    As you can see, a 30-year fixed-rate loan will end up costing you more in the long run. However, not everyone can afford the higher monthly payments that comes with the 15-year loan. It all comes down to evaluating your financial situation and making the decision that is right for you!

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019   /   by Katherine Kiernan

    New Review Program

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    Complete a review for Aspire Realty on any of the following pages and we will send you a $5 Starbucks gift card for each review that you submit. 
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