Having heard many rumors circulating on the internet, and conflicting information from loan officers and servicing companies, including one angry viral rant about balloon payments on facebook, I decided it was imperative to find out the truth behind what the CARES Act stimulus package affords borrowers on the mortgage front, and the protections that lie... Continue Reading →
The Real Estate Diva’s Top 10 Rules of Short Sales
If real estate were a three-ring circus – and let's face it, most of the time it is – short sales would be the main attraction. And what is a short sale? That is a question that I get asked often by buyers who see the bold “SHORT SALE” words in all caps in the... Continue Reading →
The Final Walk-through: Here’s What You Need To Know
Whether buying or selling, the penultimate step in the transaction is the "walk-through," and for some, it can bring a host of drama to the closing table if all does not go smoothly. Here I will lay out what you should look for and expect as a buyer, and how to prepare as a seller.... Continue Reading →
Think Your Property Taxes Will Go Up? Here’s What You Need to Know
This week we will be exploring the intricate and ever evolving multi-verse of property taxation. I have included a brief 12 minute video tutorial, in which I will walk you through the process of calculating property taxes for yourself, the method used to do it, and the websites needed to access the data. I will also show you how to translate that oft confusing assessment into the full market value per the town.
How to Calculate Seller Net Proceeds
The biggest question sellers will have is how much they will net in their sale after all fees are paid out. So let's get right down to it and break down seller closing costs.