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Monthly Archives: February 2014

    No Spring Slowdown for New-Home Sales

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | February 28, 2014

    Is it time for you to sell your house? Well, according to Realtor Magazine, new-home sales hit a surge in January and continue to stay steady. Find out more information on new-home sales here!   Read More

    Turning your Property into an Investment and the Healthy Economy Ahead

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | February 25, 2014

    This week we were joined by Deb Newell from Real-Time Leasing and Jennifer Dierkhising from Wells Fargo.  The first topic of discussion was alternative solutions for putting your home up for sale.  An obvious alternative would be turning it into an investment property.  Leasing your property instead of selling is a great way to build... Read More

    Buying an Investment Property

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | February 21, 2014

    When you think about buying an investment property you probably wonder where you even start.  Below are some major questions to ask yourself before diving into the investment property industry. What are the benefits of buying an investment property? What should I consider before buying an investment property? Can I use my current home’s equity... Read More

    Dealing with Encroachments and Easements and Financing Your Home

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | February 19, 2014

    This past Saturday we had Randy Johnson from Liberty Title on the show to talk about encroachments and easements.  First things first, let’s define each.  An encroachment is an intrusion onto a property of another and an easement is the answer to that, where you get the privilege or right to use the property where... Read More

    Mortgage Rates Creep down Toward 4%

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | February 14, 2014

    Find out what has been happening to mortgage rates since the beginning of 2014 with this CNN article. Read More

    Changes with Conventional Loans and the HARP Extension

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | February 11, 2014

    This week we had Alissa Csiki on from Cambria Mortgage to talk about the new changes in conventional financing and the HARP extension.  Something that is new and exciting about conventional financing is that about a month ago the 5% minimum down payment can now come fully from a gift.  If someone wants to buy... Read More

    Protecting Yourself from Radon

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | February 7, 2014

    Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths and the scariest part about it is that it goes undetected if you do not test for it.    Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that can be found all over the U.S. so testing for it is the only way to find out if your... Read More

    The Moving Process and FHA Back to Work Program

    By Chris Rooney Home Experts | February 4, 2014

    This past Saturday’s show had a major focus on the planning that goes into moving.  We had Mia Erickson and Kevin Quagliano from Alexander’s Mobility on to talk moving with us.  There are so many things that you need to consider when you decide to put your house up for sale and planning for the... Read More