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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Qualifying For A Loan In Elkhart County-Will You Measure Up?

Posted on December 11, 2011 by Evelyn Johnston in Home Buying Process

You’re ready to become a homeowner in Elkhart County, Indiana.  So how do you know you’ll measure up? To answer the question, take a personal fiscal assessment.  A solid look at your finances, specifically how much you currently owe, how much you have available for a down payment, and the approximate amount of your estimated […]

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Do You Know What Private Mortgage Insurance Is?

Posted on December 11, 2011 by Evelyn Johnston in Home Buying Process

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is insurance that protects the Lender in case a Home Buyer defaults on a loan?  Most Lenders require PMI whenever a Home Buyer is putting down less than 20% of the purchase price of a home and then pass the cost on to the borrower.

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Multiple Listing Service-Can I Sell My Home Without It?

Posted on December 11, 2011 by Evelyn Johnston in Home Buying Process

In Elkhart County, Indiana the Multiple Listing Service, also known as MLS, means a computerized listing of virtually all the homes that are for sale in a specific area. When a REALTOR lists your property for sale, he or she pays a fee and your home is placed on the MLS system.  The big advantage to […]

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What Does Your REALTOR(r) Mean By We Are Going To Closing?

Posted on December 11, 2011 by Evelyn Johnston in Home Buying Process

A closing is the meeting where title and money are exchanged between the Seller and the Buyer, and the sale of a home is finalized. At the closing, all the progressive steps in buying a home – from the acceptance of the offer, title search, home inspection, Buyer’s loan application to approval, etc – come […]

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Thinking of Selling Your Home Soon in Elkhart County, Indiana?

Posted on December 11, 2011 by Evelyn Johnston in Home Selling Process

Don’t attempt to sell your home in Elkhart County Indiana without my Free consumer guide, “44 Money-making Tips For Preparing Your Home To Sell.” My exclusive report will give you all the facts for a fast, top dollar sale. Just call (574) 651-5306 anytime, 24 hours a day, and I’ll rush a copy out to you.  […]

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Home Buyers Find Their Dream Home

Posted on December 11, 2011 by Evelyn Johnston in Home Buying Process

Elkhart County Home Buyer, you’ve found the house of your dreams, made an acceptable offer, and now it’s down to the final details of ESCROW.  Why does it have to be so complicated?  Or does it?

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Selling Your Home Like A Pro!

Posted on December 11, 2011 by Evelyn Johnston in Home Selling Process

Elkhart County Indiana,  Selling your House?  Take a tip from the pros – market your house like a model home!  Making a few decorative improvements in a home can increase interest and the selling price.

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If You Think It Should Be Left With The Home, Get It In Writing!

Posted on December 11, 2011 by Evelyn Johnston in Home Buying Process

Built-ins, chandeliers, furnishings, carpet – if you think it should be left with the home, get it in writing! You bought the house, in part, because of the beautiful built-ins (or at least you thought they were built-ins), the gorgeous draperies, which just happened to match your furnishings, and the magnificent chandelier in the dining […]

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Moving With Children

Posted on December 11, 2011 by Evelyn Johnston in Home Buying Process

Elkhart County, Indiana is where you are moving to, or maybe you are moving to a different area of Elkhart County, you found the perfect home for your family.  Moving is an exciting time full of commotion that can be tough on everyone, including the children. The impact the move will have on kids usually is age-related. […]

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Increase Your Homes Value Before Selling

Posted on December 11, 2011 by Evelyn Johnston in Home Selling Process

If you are planning to sell your home in Elkhart County, Indiana, which renovations will increase the value of your house the most? Assuming the house has no major weaknesses, remodeling the kitchen or bathroom is usually a good bet.

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