5 Ways Buyers and Sellers Sabotage a Home Sale and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Stephen Soechting // June 18, 2018


All home sellers feel relieved once they have a set closing date.  Even though the sale is on its way to being complete it does not mean that it will go through.  There are many ways that a home sale can be delayed or a deal can fall through. Here are five ways home sales […]

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Understanding the Big Changes to Home Equity Debts and Deductions on Taxes

Posted by Stephen Soechting // June 11, 2018


Homeowners have the luxury of having equity in a property to borrow on if they need to.  A home equity loan or a home equity line of credit can help a homeowner pay for repairs, renovations, or even a vacation.  It is an easy way to borrow the money that is needed. However, homeowners now […]

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The Impact of a Short Sale on the Homeowner, Lender, and Buyer

Posted by Stephen Soechting // June 4, 2018

Short Sale

There are times where a homeowner cannot continue to make payments on their home.  They are in need of a change and this comes in the form of selling their home to get out of their mortgage.  When a home cannot be sold for the amount owed on the mortgage the homeowner may decide to […]

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Everything You Need to Know When Making a Home Offer

Posted by Stephen Soechting // May 28, 2018

Home Offer

Each person has a unique experience when it comes to searching for the right home to buy. You may have been looking for a few days or over a year when the moment finally comes to make a home offer. Either way, you can still feel a mix of emotions. You are excited at the […]

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How to Determine Your Home Buying Budget

Posted by Stephen Soechting // May 21, 2018

Home Buying Budget

When you are interested in buying a house the mortgage company will review your financial information to tell you how much you are approved for. This amount is what many people use when they set their home buying budget for the house that they are looking to buy. However, this is not necessarily the strategy […]

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5 Cheap and Easy Strategies when Preparing to Sell a Home

Posted by Stephen Soechting // May 14, 2018

Sell a Home

It is easy to spend a lot of money when preparing to sell a home. However, it is not always a necessity.  In fact, there are easy ways to prepare a house that cost little to no money. When preparing to sell a home, it is important to clear away any personal belongings, declutter, stage […]

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Tips for Home Sellers: Be Realistic and Ready to Make Tough Decisions

Posted by Stephen Soechting // May 7, 2018

Home Sellers

Detaching from a home is a difficult process for home sellers. While the home may not fit the needs of the owner anymore, it still holds many memories about the family.  This can make it difficult for home sellers to push down feelings about a home and think about it in the perspective of the […]

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How Home Sellers Can See a Home as a House Before You Sell

Posted by Stephen Soechting // April 30, 2018

Home Sellers

“Home is where the heart is.” That’s a great saying, right? Until home sellers go to sell your home and your heart has been in it for so long that it’s difficult for you to really see your house for what it is. When you move from homeowners to home sellers, there is a very […]

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Think You’re Ready to Flip a House? Here’s 5 Signs that You Are

Posted by Stephen Soechting // April 23, 2018

Flip a House

Do you think you are ready to flip a house? You’ve been watching the shows on TV for years. You are pretty handy and interested in the market. Why not give it a try, right? The truth is the flipping process is not for everyone. The process is both exciting and overwhelming, but if you […]

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It’s Tax Time – Did You Find All Your Home Tax Deductions?

Posted by Stephen Soechting // April 16, 2018

Tax Deductions

With the new tax code changing deductions for homeowners going into effect in 2018, this 2017 tax season is your last chance to take advantage of some deductions. You want to make sure you take full advantage of all tax deductions to reduce the amount of tax that you owe, hopefully providing you with a […]

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