What This Listing Agent Does To Sell Your Home

Hint: It's More Than Just Planting A Sign In Your Yard! There is a common myth out there that a listing agent is over-compensated for listing and selling homes based on a misperception of what it takes to sell your home - even in a strong sellers market. The Sharyn Younger Team recently sold a home in 2 days. What has to happen in order for that result, particularly in a $700,000 price point which garners less demand? Here's what this listing agent does to sell your home: Pricing … [Read more...]

What does an appraiser do in a home purchase?

We've been talking about the "team" you will have at your side when you purchase a home. Your Realtor is your coach and gets you on the field by helping you find the right home and negotiating an accepted purchase contract; then monitors performance to make sure everyone is playing their position to their full potential (and obligation). Your teammates will be the title/escrow officer, your lender (if you're financing), your home inspectors(s), and the appraiser. Many people get the home … [Read more...]

How Increased Mortgage Interest Rates Affect You

There is SO MUCH in the news about rising mortgage interest rates lately. It seems like just a moment ago we were seeing mortgage rates hovering around 3.75%. Those days are very likely behind us as we approach 5% and beyond on a more regular basis. While this might seem catastrophic to some, the reality is that rates below 5% are NOT the norm. The average interest rate over the last 50 years is somewhere between 8% and 9%. Regardless of that fact, increased mortgage interest rates will affect … [Read more...]

Millennials Building Wealth

Last fall, 15 future financially secure millennials (and a few parents) came together to learn about the various ways of starting a wealth building plan. Each of the participants moved through a fun exercise designed to identify values and priorities. The purpose was to help each individual find their "why". Saving money and building wealth means making tough choices. And if you don't have an awfully good reason for doing it, it's tough to stay motivated. So what did participants learn in … [Read more...]

Trust Your Realtor® To Refer A Mortgage Lender

Wouldn't it be great if we had a money tree we could go to when wanting to purchase a home? The 18 inch high stack of paperwork to sign before closing would be reduced to a few pages. It might take a week  for the sale to finalize instead of the 30-45 day close of escrow that is required when financing a transaction. Most of us don't have the resources to pay cash for a home and a mortgage lender is a large part of a successful home purchase. Read on to find out why you should trust your … [Read more...]