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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: buying

HUD Homes: Don’t Get Caught Off Guard by These Fees

If you are thinking about purchasing a HUD home, make sure you factor in additional expenses before going under contract on a home. On HUD homes, buyers are responsible for turning the utilities on for a home inspection. Buyers are also responsible, dep... 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

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

The Eye of the Tiger

I was scrolling through the channels last night trying to decide what to watch and settled on Rocky III. I was not expecting to watch the entire movie, but, after a few minutes, I became engrossed in its magic. My feet kept bouncing as I sat in the chai... Read more

Mission Possible!

I've run across many buyers who believe if they don't find a home in the first or two tries, it wasn't meant to be. If you don't immediately see a home that you love, don't get discouraged. Buying a home is a goal and, as with any go... Read more
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