• John DeFoor Receives the Platinum Level Stellar Award

    By Christie DeFoor on March 21, 2024

    You may have seen our posts on social media about John DeFoor winning the Platinum Level award from the Home Builders Association. While we all are very excited about this, you may be asking yourself, what is a Stellar Award and what does that mean? The Stellar Awards are presented by the Home Builders Association […]

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  • Navigate the Paperwork Maze:Essential Steps for Home Transactions

    By Christie DeFoor on March 14, 2024

    The path to selling or purchasing a property marks the beginning of a thrilling adventure that involves a significant amount of paperwork. From the initialcontracts to the closing tax forms, the plethora of documents required can seem daunting. However, with meticulous organization and an eye for detail, you cansimplify the procedure, ensuring a seamless and […]

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  • Avoiding Financial Stress

    By Christie DeFoor on December 18, 2023

    By asking the right questions, and knowing exactly what your needs are, you can find the right loan for you. There are certain approaches that you can take while mortgage shopping that can cost or save you money. It is still true that the better qualifications you have, the lower your interest rate will be. […]

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  • Learn What to Look For in Your New Home Warranty Plan

    By Christie DeFoor on December 13, 2023

    When it comes to the financial responsibility of owning a home, unexpected repairs can bea major risk. While a home warranty can help to mitigate these risks, choosing the right onecan be overwhelming. Here, DeFoor Realty presents some things you should know andconsider when shopping for a home warranty. Evaluate Current WarrantiesBefore investing in a […]

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  • For Sale by Owner. Is It A Good Idea?

    By Christie DeFoor on December 6, 2023

    FSBO (pronounced fizz-bo), or For Sale By Owner, is a way of selling your home without the use of a professional real estate agent or broker. The idea behind FSBO is that by selling your home yourself, you save the approximate 6% that would be the agents’ commission. 6% may not sound like a lot, […]

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  • The No-Cost 30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage

    By Christie DeFoor on November 27, 2023

    There really is no such thing as a no-cost mortgage loan. There are always costs, such as appraisal fees, escrow fees, title insurance fees, document fees, processing fees, flood certification fees, recording fees, notary fees, tax service fees, wire fees, and so on, depending on whether the loan is a purchase or a refinance. The […]

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  • Making A Good First Impression

    By Christie DeFoor on November 8, 2023

    If you want buyers to be interested in your home, you need to show it in its best light. A good first impression can influence a buyer both emotionally and visually, thus prompting them to make an offer. In addition, what the buyer first sees is what they think of when they consider the asking […]

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  • Build a Plan of Action and Get Ready

    By Christie DeFoor on October 12, 2023

    Buying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make. Being organized and in control will contribute significantly to getting the best home deal possible with the least amount of stress. It’s important to anticipate the steps required to successfully achieve your housing goal and to build a plan of action that gets you there.

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  • Setting the Price

    By Christie DeFoor on September 27, 2023

    The price is the first thing buyers notice about your property. If you set your price too high, then the chance of alienating buyers is higher. You want your house to be taken seriously, and the asking price reflects how serious you are about selling your home. Several factors will contribute to your final decision. […]

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  • Why It’s Important to Have an Inspection.

    By Christie DeFoor on August 24, 2023

    As a buyer, you are entitled to know exactly what you are getting. Don’t take anything for granted, not even what you see or what the seller or listing agent tell you. A professional home inspection is something you MUST do, whether you are buying an existing home or a new one. An inspection is […]

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