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Monthly Archives: April 2016

    The Art of Offer Writing

    By Michelle Gordon | April 29, 2016

    In this market, where there are multiple offers on a home, the way the offer is written is essential to the process. Not just what is written but how it is written.   We consider this an art form. Writing and offer that a homeowner will fall in love with is key to the winning,... Read More

    Why a FHA offer could be the better option for the seller

    By Michelle Gordon | April 17, 2016

    It seems there are many misconceptions of the FHA loan.  Let’s review:     1st let’s talk quality of pre-approval –     You could be looking at an FHA offer with a solid pre-approval VS a conventional offer with a lender who has not done all of their homework.  So therefore the FHA offer... Read More

    Buyer Agent – more important than ever before

    By Michelle Gordon | April 12, 2016

    In today’s market where multiple bids are commonplace, strategic offers are winning the bids.  Not just price. Until there is a buyer agency contract in place ALL Realtors are working for seller. This is the law.   Let’s review the duties of a buyer agent:   Be an adviser and advocate during the entire home... Read More

    Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC)

    By Michelle Gordon | April 8, 2016

    A Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) entitles qualified home buyers to reduce the amount of their federal income tax liability by an amount equal to a portion of the interest paid during the year on a home mortgage. This tax credit allows the buyer to qualify more easily for a loan by increasing the effective income... Read More

    Condo, Townhouse – Site Condo’s and Free Standing Condo’s

    By Michelle Gordon | April 8, 2016

    Condo’s seem to be a bit confusing for many relocation clients as well to our clients moving outside of the city.The biggest confusion is the Site Condo – so we will start with this.  What it is and why. A site condominium is defined as a single family totally detached dwelling (no shared garages or... Read More