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How Should I Prepare For Internet Showing?

  Today, your first “showing” will be on the Internet – you’re watching this on the Internet, right? Perhaps your Realtor will ask you to consider professional staging advice or help. Prep for photos and video just as carefully as real visits. Photos...

How Do I Make A Home Ready To Sell?

  As we show you in this video, start several months before the property is made available. Look through the eyes of a buyer When thinking of selling a home, give yourself plenty of lead time – and always get help from a real estate agent ahead of time....

Why Use A REALTOR®

  A state license is required to sell real estate. But roughly half of those licensed take the additional step of becoming a REALTOR®. As we show you in this video, only members of the National Association of Realtors – NAR – are entitled to use that...

What Is A Mortgage?

  The original phrase “mortgage” translates as “death pledge”! But as this video explains, a mortgage is a loan obtained to purchase real estate. The “mortgage” itself is a lien – a legal claim on the home or property that secures the promise to...

What Is A Qualified Mortgage?

  As this video explains,  Federal laws put into effect in 2014 and  supervised by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau define lending practices and loan terms for a new category called “Qualified Mortgages.” They provide stable loan features for...

What Are VA Home Loans?

  What Are VA Loans? As the video says, the name is misleading – they’re not loans FROM the VA. The VA – short for “US Department of Veterans Affairs” – is the Federal military veteran benefit system. The VA administers benefits and services for...

What Are The Major Types Of VA Loans?

  What Are The Major Types Of VA Loans? Major Veterans Affairs loan programs described in this video include: 1) Purchase Loans. These help eligible parties buy a home at competitive interest rates with little to no down payment and little or no private mortgage...

What Is A Certificate of Eligibility, or COE?

  What Is A Certificate of Eligibility, or COE? The COE is the key document that verifies to lenders that someone is eligible for a VA-backed loan. Servicemembers, Veterans and National Guard and Reserve members may apply online or through their lender; most...

What Is A Rate Lock?

  Mortgage rates change constantly through an unpredictable combination of government policies and economic conditions. This video explains the common term ‘rate lock.’ A “Rate Lock” is a guarantee that a lender will honor a specific combination of...