Thank you to HomeBridge Financial Service and Branch Manager, Brandon Ehrlich, for providing this easy-to-understand capsule on Flood Insurance.
Whether buying or selling a home, reaching mutual agreement is an exciting moment. While this feels like a victory, there’s an important final sprint to contend with and it takes place accompanied by experienced title and escrow partners. It is their job to carry out the transaction, per the terms of the agreement, doing their very best to ensure that the transaction closes without a hitch.
Experienced buyers and sellers know that an appraisal has the power to make or break a real estate transaction. In this short video, mortgage lending expert Carese Busby shares why high-quality appraisers are critical to successful outcomes and how that should influence your lender selection.
St Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands! This month’s contribution comes from Vanessa “Ness” Fennessey, who descends from a line of London-based realtors dating back to 1804. If you like to watch HGTV’s House Hunters International, you may have seen her in not-one-but-two episodes that feature the popular island. Like many before her, Ness visited St. Croix in 2001 and fell in love with all the island offers. Plan a visit and connect with Ness for some sage guidance. She would be delighted share with you the virtues and secrets of island living, followed perhaps with a tour of available properties.
We want to let you know about some changes directed by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS) regarding how those selling office commissions are determined. The intention is that sellers will have a greater degree of choice on what commission, if any, they offer to the brokerage representing the buyer. These changes will have implications for sellers and buyers in real estate transactions as well as Appraisers and Lenders.
JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING! Jill Sassi has been selling real estate in Jackson Hole since 1999. Moving to the mountains was always a dream for the east coast transplant.