Monday, January 16, 2017 / by Barb Schlinker
Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step
In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search.
Even if you are in a market that is not as competitive, knowing your budget will give you the confidence of knowing if your dream home is within your reach.
Freddie Mac lays out the advantages of pre-approval in the My Home section of their website:
"It's highly recommended that you work with your lender to get pre-approved before you begin house hunting. Pre-approval will tell you how much home you can afford and can help you move faster, and with greater confidence, in competitive markets."
One of the many advantages of working with a local real estate profe ...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 / by Barb Schlinker
The 20 Hottest U.S. Real Estate Markets for November 2016
By Cicely Wedgeworth | Nov 23, 2016
San Diego: Orjan F. Ellingvag/Getty Images
While the nation is getting ready to digest massive amounts of turkey, the economic team at realtor.com® has digested a ton of data from our site for November. And though we’re a few days from the end of the month, we can go out on a limb and say it’ll be yet another month of record-low levels of housing supply, strong demand, and (not coincidentally) record-high prices.
The median list price looks to remain at $250,000 for a fourth straight month. That’s 9% higher than last year at this time, and sets a new record for November.
“After an eventful election, demand for real estate appears to be carrying momentum going into the holiday season,” says Javier Vivas, manager of economic research for realtor.com. “We expect that to be put to the test, as mortgage ...
Sunday, January 10, 2016 / by Barb Schlinker
Barb Schlinker of Parker St Claire Realty is interviewed by Richard Randall, popular talk show host at KVOR in Colorado Springs. Barb shares how she is able to sell homes fast, for top dollar and helps sellers prepare their homes to attract the highest sales price in the shortest amount of time. Buyers get insider access to the best deals before other buyers.
Monday, August 17, 2015 / by Barb Schlinker
With a few minor repairs, this is an awesome investment.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 / by Barb Schlinker
Barb Schlinker programs for buyers and seller with testimonials