Author: Lee Riley

One-button Pricing?

Better Homeowners One-button Pricing?  An Automated Valuation Model, AVM, is a computer approach that looks at public records to make a determination based on square footage, comparable sales and other elements. It is as easy as putting your address in a blank but unfortunately, AVM results may only be accurate about 20% of the time. A […]

Resource Central

Better Homeowners Resource Central  Homeowners should recognize that the same trusted professional who helped them buy or sell their home can be a valuable resource while they own their home too. Think of your REALTOR® as an indispensable homeowner’s resource who can make recommendations about a variety of services that homeowners will use throughout the […]

At least consider a shorter one

Better Homeowners At least consider a shorter one  Affordability and stability are reasons homebuyers choose a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. It makes the payment lower than a 15-year mortgage and the principal and interest portion of the payment will be constant for 30 years. A common belief among homeowners for decades was that they would always […]

Discussion with your Insurance Agent

Better Homeowners Discussion with your Insurance Agent  Insurance and homeowners go together like peanut butter and jelly. Lenders require fire insurance at a minimum for homes with a mortgage but many owners opt for a more comprehensive coverage with a homeowner’s policy. However, comprehensive doesn’t mean that everything is covered. Filing a claim is not […]

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