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Friday, February 18, 2022   /   by Capprice Kitchen

Property Liens That Can Stop The Sale

One of the most common reasons for a home sale to fall through is the presence of property liens. Often the sellers are not even aware they have a lien on their home and the delay caused by having them removed can cause a qualified buyer to look elsewhere.
Along with other pre-listing tasks, such as repairs and curb appeal projects, sellers should order a title search to determine if any liens are on the property. Some liens are expected, such as the mortgage lien which ensures any home loan is paid off at the time of close, but others might come as a surprise. Here are a few liens which can derail your closing.
· Mechanics Lien – A contractor may place a mechanics lien on your home to make sure they are paid after a home project.

· Divorce Lien – Even if you and your spouse have agreed on the sale of the home, the court may need to approve the sale before the lien can be removed.

· Homeowner’s Association – Past due HOA payments. ...

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Monday, October 4, 2021   /   by Capprice Kitchen


Buying a home ‘As Is’ can be a great way to save money! If you’re okay with doing a few fixes or renovations, buying a home “As Is” can be cheaper than buying one that’s in perfect condition!

Often, the home is in very decent condition and current owners simply don’t know the state of the property which is why they’re listing it “As Is”. 

Simply because I house is listed “As Is” does not mean there is anything wrong w/ the property.  More than likely any repairs that may be required are minimal and the Seller has already incorporated that into the listing price. Or, for convenience sake, the Seller simply doesn’t want to negotiate repairs for the purpose of a cleaner contract.  

Particularly in today’s market, with it being a Seller’s Market, we’re seeing more and more “As Is” sales because it speeds up the negotiating process to place the property under c; ...

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Thursday, September 30, 2021   /   by Capprice Kitchen

Maxing Out Your Home Buying Budget

Maxing out your home buying budget can be tempting especially after pre-approval, but it can also cause plenty of financial risk down the road. Making sure you leave yourself enough room for other financial goals can help you rather than hurt you in the long term.

A rule of thumb to keep in mind when purchasing your home is not to max out your budget!

Remember, the bank will review your financial portfolio to determine the mortgage amount you qualify for. Do not use your entire life savings when purchasing a home. Put some money aside to cover potential closing costs, taxes, insurance repairs, and monthly bills.

Unsure of your options? Reach out to me with your questions - I’m here and happy to help! ...

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Sunday, August 8, 2021   /   by Capprice Kitchen

Make Your Home Show Ready!

Everyone dreams of living in a model home – a beautiful modern room with the perfect vase of flowers sitting decoratively on a glass side table. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always work this way. Our homes tend to look more “lived in” with a pile of shoes by the front door, school books on the kitchen table, and cat hair on the sofa.
If you have your home listed for sale, then you also know the stress of looking around your home after a phone call requesting a showing with a few minutes’ notice. You want your home to show well so the buyers can see the beauty of the home you love, but with such short notice, how can you convert the lived-in look to a show-ready property?
Fortunately, there are a few tricks for helping you keep your home show-ready at any time.

Plan in Advance – Before you even list your house, consider the adjustment you’ll need to make in your lifestyle. Move non-essential items to a storage unit, to not only creat ...

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