The Term “Sellers Property Disclosure” Explained

The Term “Sellers Property Disclosure” Explained

You’re buying a house… Hooray! Now that you’ve found the house, put in an offer, and it’s been accepted the real fun begins. The Listing Agent should give your agent (called the Buyer’s Agent in Arkansas) a Seller’s Property Disclosure (SPD). Once you have reviewed...
The Term “Settlement Statement” Explained

The Term “Settlement Statement” Explained

If you’ve ever bought or sold a home you may have come across an ALTA Settlement Statement. Sounds a little intimidating, doesn’t it? I assure you it is nothing to be afraid of. As a Buyer or Seller there are so many boxes to check in the purchase process and there...
3 Things to Know About Buying Your First Home

3 Things to Know About Buying Your First Home

I love working with first-time home buyers. Helping you find your first home, learn the home buying process, and guiding you from house-hunting to move-in day gives me the warm fuzzies. Here are three things you should know before you start looking. Work with one real...
5 Reasons Why Fall Is A Great Time to Sell Your House

5 Reasons Why Fall Is A Great Time to Sell Your House

Thanking about selling your home but not sure if the fall is the right time of year? It’s actually a great time to put your home on the market. Here are some of the benefits of listing your home in the fall. There is Less Competition. Typically spring and summer are...
The Term “Survey” Explained

The Term “Survey” Explained

You’ve probably been asked to take a survey from time to time. Whether it was about a product, a service, or an experience, we’ve all been prompted to take at least one. So are you ready to take another one now? Just kidding!  The kind of “Survey” we’re discussing...
The Term “Termite Report” Explained

The Term “Termite Report” Explained

Ewwww. That’s how I feel about termites, anyway. They are those little tiny critters that eat wood.  Have you ever seen a termite? Termites are particularly good at keeping to themselves, mainly where their food source is. Every now and again, termites manage to ruin...
The Term “Title Company” Explained

The Term “Title Company” Explained

There are A LOT of moving pieces when it comes to buying or selling real estate.  Let’s look at buying or selling Real Estate as one big puzzle. You must have all of your pieces if you want to complete the puzzle. One of these pieces is a place we call the Title...
The Term “Title Insurance” Explained

The Term “Title Insurance” Explained

You’ve seen the commercials and we all have our favorite one. Whether it is Flo from Progressive or the Geico Gecko, we’ve all seen what they’re advertising.  Insurance for your home, for your car, for your boat, for your motorcycle…the list goes on and on. But did...
The Term “Under Contract” Explained

The Term “Under Contract” Explained

REAL ESTATE DICTIONARY: “Under Contract” These two little words (also known as “Pending”) can bring butterflies to you no matter which side of the transaction you’re on. But what does it mean to go under contract? To explain, we will highlight a few scenarios from...
PreQUALIFIED versus PreAPPROVED

PreQUALIFIED versus PreAPPROVED

PreQUALIFIED versus PreAPPROVED… do you know the difference?   A prequalification is a quick estimate of how much home one can afford.  To get prequalified a mortgage lender would take a little bit of information and provide a quick estimate of how much you can...