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Smart About Money: She did everything right – it is possible!

A customer recently made an appointment to speak with me. A woman in her 70s, she had a home equity line with a big national bank and she’d used it wisely for many years.

Her home equity line was coming up for renewal in 2019 and the interest rate was going to be increasing quite a bit. That concerned her. She had done some research and her grasp of both her situation and her options was excellent.

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Homebuyers: How considering the seller’s perspective can help you buy a home

Basically, all home sellers want three things: 1) A great offer, 2) From a qualified buyer and 3) A deal that will close quickly with no headaches.

That’s the perfect scenario. But price is not always the most important of the three. Because a “great offer” that falls through at some point before the closing is a significant hassle that sellers want to avoid if at all possible.

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