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Thank you so much for taking the extra effort to make our first home purchase successful. You were there guiding us through all the crucial and important steps! You really listened to what we wanted in our home and you found exactly what we were looking for - at an amazing price! If we ever outgrow this home, we'll definitely be calling you! The Freeman Family
It gives me great pleasure in expressing my sincere appreciation for the rare professionalism displayed by agent, Sylvia Lambert, in negotiating the recent sale of my real estate property. Sylvia was undeterred in her efforts to sell the property. She coordinated each and every aspect with precision. She made sure that every detail was covered. In addition, her pleasant disposition and manner made things easier during difficult times. Jerome T. Cater
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Blog: Petersburg

Buying a Home Means Providing the Right Documentation

Once you have decided on a goal, it is often to your advantage to identify potential roadblocks or pitfalls that could delay or prevent you from fulfilling your mission. One such stumbling block for those aiming to purchase a home is lack of sufficient d... Read more

Missing Your Loan’s Maturity Date Can Be Costly

One thing that can dramatically reduce your credit scores and delay or hinder your home buying process is a late payment. A late payment can occur when a monthly obligation is not met in a timely manner, generally within a 30-day period. It can also occ... Read more

Before You File a Claim, Read This First!

We are currently working with a client who has had some bad luck with claims recently. He had a jewelry theft in 2011 for $5,000, a roof leak in 2010 for $400, and a hot water tank bust in 2009 for $2,700. When you first look at this, it doesn't seem... Read more

Important Updates on FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium

Changes are occurring to the FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) effective April 1, 2012. Mortgage Insurance Premiums provide insurance or protection to the lender in the event the homeowner becomes deficient on the loan. There is an upfront MIP that i... Read more

Buying a Home Soon? Make Sure You Select the Right Team

Once you have decided to purchase a home, make sure you select the right team. Your team should consist of members who are not afraid to ask thought-provoking questions, sometimes of each other, to help you achieve your desired results. Your real estate... Read more

Grant Funds - Not Just for First-Time Buyers!

Until recently, grant funds for down payment and closing cost assistance was only reserved for eligible first-time home buyers. This wonderful opportunity, however, has now expanded to other buyers, provided that their income falls within certain guidelin... Read more

What's Your Credit Health?

At least once a year, you should review your credit report to ensure that no unwarranted derogatory information has surfaced. Every year, the government allows us to obtain one free copy of our credit report, so make sure you take advantage of this servi... Read more

Think You Know Everything About Real Estate? Guess Again!

There are over 88 complications that can occur in a real estate transaction and, about two years ago, my partner, Scott, and I uncovered the 89th complication. We were working with a first-time home buyer who, rightfully so, thought she was under contrac... Read more

Your Dream Home Could Be In Jeopardy!

When you've got your eye on a home that's the right fit for you and your family, the last thing you want to hear is that you don't qualify for it. Within the past few years, lenders have become especially critical of what buyers deduct on the... Read more