How does a real estate referral work?

By Darin Windham Realtor Key Finders Group RE/Max AllianceHow does a real estate referral work? We hear this question from so many people. Every day, in every US market, real estate recommendations are transmitted from agent to agent.Referrals are a vital lead source for agents when they adequately get targeted, so they want a consistent … Continue reading How does a real estate referral work?

Yes…It’s Still A Good Time To Buy A Home Regardless of Mortgage Rates

By Darin Windham, RealtorKeyfinders Group RE/Max Alliance With mortgage rates beginning to go up, is it still a good time to purchase a home? And the answer is absolutely yes! Read on for some background on rates and the influence you can have on your mortgage rate! How mortgage rates have changed over timeToday’s mortgage … Continue reading Yes…It’s Still A Good Time To Buy A Home Regardless of Mortgage Rates

Should You Waive A Home Inspection In A Hot Real Estate Market?

By Darin Windham, RealtorKey Finders Group RE/Max Alliance Home inspections can make or break the decision to buy a house. They can unearth structural and equipment problems, roof issues, faulty mechanical systems and other serious defects.Yet a hot real estate market, particularly a seller’s market, has left many prospective home buyers passing up the opportunity to … Continue reading Should You Waive A Home Inspection In A Hot Real Estate Market?

Quick Tips to Boost The Appeal Of Your Home

By Darin Windham, RealtorKey Finders Group RE/Max Alliance Embarking on the home-selling journey is very exciting but it can also be very intimidating especially if you are a first-time seller. Many sellers get anxious about this because they immediately think that they need to spend a lot of money to make their home seem amazing. … Continue reading Quick Tips to Boost The Appeal Of Your Home

When Is The Best Time To Put Your Home On The Market?

By Darin Windham, RealtorKey Finders Group RE/Max Alliance The busiest four months (May, June, July, and August) make up 40% of annual home sales volume, according to data from the National Association of Realtors. But we are currently in a Seller’s Market in our area. The volume of homes for sale is down, and the … Continue reading When Is The Best Time To Put Your Home On The Market?

The Final Walkthrough – Don’t be Nervous!

By Darin Windham, RealtorKey Finders Group RE/Max Alliance Does the final walkthrough before closing on your new home make you feel nervous or anxious?  Read on to ensure a smooth process. What Is A Final Walkthrough? The final walkthrough before closing on a house is one of the last steps to buying a home. The … Continue reading The Final Walkthrough – Don’t be Nervous!

There Is A Question Every Home Buyer Should Have The Answer To:

By Darin Windham- Realtor-Key Finders Group RE/Max Alliance Short Answer: YES! It is in your best interest as a home buyer (especially in a competitive market) to work with a *local* lender! Long Answer: Let us explain.. 1. Face to Face - Choosing your lender is just as important as choosing your real estate agent. … Continue reading There Is A Question Every Home Buyer Should Have The Answer To:

Stop Here If You Hate Your Bathroom

By Darin Windham- Realtor-Key Finders Group RE/Max Alliance Hate is a strong word, but you know the feeling you get when you go to a hotel and the bathroom is dingy, small, and filled with fluorescent lighting? It has certainly seen better days. And it doesn't make you want to soak in the tub, let's … Continue reading Stop Here If You Hate Your Bathroom

What Is a VA Loan?

By Darin WindhamRealtorKey Finders Group RE/Max Alliance November reminds us of the beginnings of cold weather, football, hot drinks by the fire, and of course Thanksgiving and Black Friday. And it’s also the month we celebrate Veteran’s Day. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of … Continue reading What Is a VA Loan?