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FHA Creating Opportunity for More Homeowners in 2017

Starting January 27, 2017,  FHA will reduce the annual mortgage insurance premium by a quarter of a percentage point. The current rate of 0.85 will be reduced to 0.6 percent. This reduction is estimated to save Buyers approximately $500 annually.   Although $500 doesn’t seem like a lot, when qualifying for a loan it can really […]

5 Tips to Get Your Home Sold Fast

Create Curb Appeal: Besides location, one of the most important things in real estate is curb appeal. If your home doesn’t look inviting to a Buyer, they won’t want to walk in the door.  Start by cleaning up the yard, plant some flowers, add some fresh bark to the flower beds, patch any dry-rot or […]

10 Fun Things to Do Around Visalia

10 Fun Things to Do Around Visalia

Kaweah Oaks Preserve: Take a hike! If you are looking to get outside with the family or just enjoy a quiet hike outdoors, head out to Kaweah Oaks Preserve.  Kaweah Oaks is a 344-acre nature preserve, it’s open year-round to the public (sunrise to sunset), and there are four maintained trails to explore.  Make sure to […]

Comparing Three Offers

This is an article I wrote a few months back, but it’s worth repeating… We listed a home on Thursday afternoon and by Thursday evening I had three offers in hand, all over asking price. When I listed the home we listed it about $5000 over what other homes in the neighborhood had been going […]