Buying a home

Why You Need a Pre-Listing Inspection Before You Sell

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / September 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Every week, the detail-oriented folks at Green Scene Home Inspections will give CandysDirt.com readers an education in inspection. Want to see what they see? Tune in for “Upon Closer Inspection.” Most people think about getting a home inspection when they’re buying a home. A buyer’s inspection helps you learn about the home so you can negotiate […]

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Title Tip: What Happens When You Rescind an Offer to Purchase?

By Lydia Blair / August 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Shopping for a home is a bit like dating. Buyers, like daters, are looking for that perfect match. But just because you fall in love doesn’t mean they’ll love you back. Getting down the aisle to happily ever after can take some effort. And you may have to kiss a few frogs in search of […]

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Title Tip: Should You Duke it Out Over Earnest Money?

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / November 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Business conflicts always seem to revolve around money. It’s no surprise that some of the worst disputes we see at title companies are over earnest money: Who wants it. Who is entitled to it. Who thinks they’re entitled to it. Etcetera. It can get uglier than avocado appliances and shag carpet. […]

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Suzanne Felber: Why I Might Buy My Next Home on Amazon

By Lifestylist® Suzanne Felber / October 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

Just when you think you have your life under control, things change. After attending the Les Dames d’Escoffier International Conference in Seattle last week, this Lifestylist® realized that lifestyles and trends are changing faster than I thought. Being in the city where Amazon morphed from a dream to a company that has changed the way […]

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BobMortgage Zone: It’s Fall, Our Favorite Season!

By Joanna England / September 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s fall, and it finally feels like we’re getting closer to #sweaterweather. As Bob Johnson (AKA BobMortgage) points out, school is in full swing, pumpkin spice lattes are in every coffee shop, and it’s football season, too! But do you know what it’s also time for? According to Bob, the senior mortgage adviser at the […]

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What is a Debt-to-Income Ratio and How Does it Affect Your Mortgage?

By Joanna England / August 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

There’s a lot of mystery wrapped up in how you get pre-approved for a mortgage. Part of that lies in the debt-to-income ratio, which is part of the alchemy mortgage companies use to see how much you can borrow for your home. But how do they calculate it, and what’s behind the numbers? In this week’s […]

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