Ever had an agent deny to show you a home because you weren’t pre-approved for a mortgage? It’s not because they’re mean, or they don’t value your business… it’s actually because they’re looking out for your best interests.


Let’s face it, shopping for a home before getting pre-approved for a mortgage is like walking into a grocery store without a wallet. You may have the desire to buy, but you lack the ability. Let’s cover some basics…


What is a mortgage pre-approval?


In a nutshell, a mortgage pre-approval is written assurance from a lender or broker that you’re able to borrow money to purchase a home up to a certain amount. It’s based on the income, employment and asset documentation you supply at the time of application, in conjunction with your credit history. So let’s look at the 6 reasons you should get pre-approved.


1. It carries more weight than a “pre-qualification”.


A pre-approval differs...

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Each fall, decorators begin to share the interior design trends we can expect to see in the new year. Looking ahead to 2019, bold colors, metallics, and statement ceilings take center stage.If you’re planning to put your place on the market and want it to appear like the freshest spot on the block, you need to know what’s hot and what’s not.


1. Wallpaper stages a comeback


Put down that paint brush! If you’re looking to add a splash of color or geometric flair to your rooms, wallpaper is a fashionable alternative that adds instant personality to any area. But if you’re picturing your Great Aunt Polly’s overwhelming floral patterns or you’ve heard horror stories about wallpaper removal, those days are over. Easy-to-remove papers come in an array of colors and designs that range from subtle to seriously jaw-dropping. Prepare to see plenty of wallpaper in 2019.


2. Making the most of the ceiling


Ceilings are often considered a room’s fifth wall,...

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We can’t help who we fall in love with, and even more frustratingly, who falls in love with us. It’s simply one of life’s mysteries. And we might not know exactly why we fell in love with real estate, but we probably have our suspicions. Here are six reasons why I fell in love with real estate:


1. The people


You have to enjoy working with people in order to be a successful real estate agent. Coworkers, clients, baristas who recognize you as you bring in a gallon-sized travel mug for your daily caffeine dose — you’re always around people. It would be dishonest to say that it always goes smoothly, but the relationships and interactions are a huge part of the overall experience, and allow you to connect with people in a way you don’t get to in many other careers.


2. No two days are ever the same


If the drudgery of five days a week at the same office, with the same snack machine, and the same coworkers telling the same lame jokes kills your spirits, then the...

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With the Chinese New Years on February 5th, comes the talk of traditions, and the potential warming of spring. In its best application feng shui is a powerful tool to improve the energy of any home or space. It’s not about superstitious beliefs but about bring all the good feels to your home, work, and people in your life. Your local realtor can help to improve your home energy.  (Best day to shop for Real Estat)


There are many aspects to fung shui, and comes into play with real estate quite often.  But we're going to focus on the use of smart feng shui decorating to attract the energy of wealth into your space. And this can mean wealth in all it’s forms; quality of life, improve health, more harmony to relationships, build a successful career, etc. 


Starting any Feng shui home decorating, the first step no matter what the goal is to create a clear, open space. Don’t get overwhelmed, sometimes we try to do too much all at once and then we quite.  Start...

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