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Mary Dykstra is a REALTOR® and REALTOR®r and Partner-Owner with MKB REALTORS® in Roanoke, Virginia. Mary has been helping buyers and sellers for 30 years – and is the past president of the Virginia Association of REALTORS®. She is also NAR’s 2017 Regional Vice President for the Mid-Atlantic states.
We’re taking a quick look at what could be, and maybe should be a New Year’s Resolution, for all of us. And that is – starting the new year – and maybe every new year – by locking your front door – to bag guys.
It can be tough, especially for young people hoping to own a home of their own. Our national correspondent, Meg McCluskey, joins us now with more the downpayment, and how people are paying it down.
Mike Dawson is Vice President of Single-Family Strategy & Policy. At Freddie Mac. Freddie Mac of course, is the government sponsored enterprise which keeps the money flowing in mortgage markets all across America.
So – here we are in a brand new year! Let me ask you – have you made any resolutions? And – have you already broken any? Well, hope not!
But as we wrap up the first hour of today’s show, we wanted to leave you with a few – New Year’s Resolutions – designed to help you get ready – to buy that home of your own, in 2017. And you never know – they might be even easier – than dropping 5 pounds! So let’s run down the list – half now – and half at the end of our next hour.
Continue reading “Buyer Resolutions – Part 1” »
Andres Carbacho-Burgos is an economist at Moody’s Analytics. Andres covers the U.S. housing market, residential construction, and U.S. regional economies.
Mary Dykstra is a REALTOR® and Partner-Owner with MKB REALTORS® in Roanoke, Virginia. Mary has been helping buyers and sellers for 30 years – and is the past president of the Virginia Association of REALTORS®. She is also NAR’s 2017 Regional Vice President for the Mid-Atlantic states.
We’re looking at Credit, with a national Expert! Geri Detweiler is the director of market education at ‘NAV,’ which helps consumers AND business owners manage their credit. Gerri is a national credit authority. Gerri has worked for decades educating consumers about credit.
Frank Lesh is the executive director of the American Society of Home Inspectors, known as ASHI. ASHI is the oldest professional organization of home inspectors in North America and is celebrating its 41st anniversary this year. And Frank has been an ASHI certified home inspector for over 25 years.
Rodrigo Sermeño is business writer with The Kiplinger Letter. Rodrigo covers real estate and other financial areas for Kiplinger’s…the nation’s leading source of financial information for consumers and business owner all across America.
Right now we’re continuing our list – of 2017 New Year’s Resolutions – for Buyers! All the things you really need to commit to – if you’re going to buy a house this year.
Let’s start by recapping the resolutions we talked about earlier….
Number One – I will start saving for the Down Payment.
Number Two – I will fix my credit
Number Three – I will find a Realtor I like
Number Four – I will get pre-approved for a mortgage
And Number Five – I will not go on a spending spree – and possibly sink my mortgage.
Continue reading “Buyer Resolutions – Part 2” »
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