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How to Shop for a Mortgage

How to Shop for a Mortgage

  When you’re making a big purchase, like a car or a new computer, you tend to shop around for the best deal, right? While you may not realize it, you should do the same for a mortgage. After all,…

Housing Trends for 2017

Housing Trends for 2017

  If you’re considering buying or selling a home in 2017, it’s advisable to know what to expect as you dive into the market. Here’s a look at what some experts are predicting for the coming year. Mortgage rates are…

10 Anti-Burglary Tips for Your Sellers

10 Anti-Burglary Tips for Your Sellers

After Christmas, many people put the empty boxes their expensive gifts came in out on the curb. What do you think that says to potential burglars? It screams, “I just got a brand-new TV! Come and rob me!” That’s just…

New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

  What’s your New Year’s resolution for this coming year? Instead of making the same pact year after year to lose weight or eat healthy, why not make a resolution you can live with? If you’re a property owner, consider…

Dress Up That Unused Fireplace

Dress Up That Unused Fireplace

Nothing beats a warm, toasty fire on a cold, snowy day. But what if your fireplace is not working or not used? No problem! There are many creative ways to put that otherwise unused space to work for you. Here’s…

Big Luxury on a Small Budget

Big Luxury on a Small Budget

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

If you’re thinking about selling your home, chances are you’ve been told that the end of the year is a terrible time to do it. You’ve likely heard two main reasons to back up this assertion: the holidays are too…

Holiday Houseguest Checklist

Holiday Houseguest Checklist

  ‘Tis t he season for out-of-town guests, whether they’re staying overnight or for an entire week. While you’re making preparations for all the upcoming festivities, don’t forget to prep the house for all these guests. Use this simple checklist…

Credit Score No-Nos

Credit Score No-Nos

An important part of buying a house is getting your financial life in order. One reason is that the higher your credit score, the better rate you’ll secure for your mortgage. Mortgage lenders look at your credit score to determine…

What Is Escrow?

What Is Escrow?

If you’re buying a home, you are going to come across this word many times during the process – escrow. If you’re a first time home buyer, you may have no idea what it means. Even if you have bought…

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

                                                      Carol and Patti  love Jackson Hole (a.k.a. Jackson)!  Among the most scenic areas in the United States, we think you'll love it too! Known for its majestic mountains, wildlife, and year 'round outdoor recreation opportunities, Jackson boasts some of the most exclusive ranches,…

Real Estate Terminology: Abatement, First in a Series

Real Estate Terminology: Abatement, First in a Series

  Just like in the equestrian world, every industry has its own vocabulary, and real estate is no exception. If you are searching for a horse property, you may find yourself stumped by the lingo, acronyms, abbreviations, and jargon commonly…

Real Estate Terminology: Appraisal vs. Assessment vs. Market Value; Second in a Series

Real Estate Terminology: Appraisal vs. Assessment vs. Market Valu

In the vocabulary of real estate, there are three terms that indicate a properties valuation: the Appraised Value, the Assessed Value and the Market Value. Rarely are these three values the same amount, so it is easy to confuse them…

Real Estate Terminology: Ratios; Third in a Series

Real Estate Terminology: Ratios; Third in a Series

  Debt-to-Income Ratio (DTI) The most important ratio to homebuyers is the debt-to-income ratio. Also called the debt-service ratio, it expresses the relationship between how much money a borrower makes monthly and his monthly long-term debt obligations. Lenders use these…

Real Estate Terminology: Closing Costs; Fourth in a Series

Real Estate Terminology: Closing Costs; Fourth in a Series

Closing costs include all of the fees and costs associated with completing the sale or purchase of a home using a mortgage, that are in addition to the actual cost of the property itself. These costs are due at the…

Real Estate Terminology: Loan Types; Fifth in a Series

Real Estate Terminology: Loan Types; Fifth in a Series

  When it comes to real estate loans, you'll find that there are many options. Figuring out which loan or loans are best for your new property purchase can be confusing, but we can help. Here are some types of…

Choose the Perfect Equestrian Property

Choose the Perfect Equestrian Property

If you’re in the market for a horse property, part of choosing the perfect equestrian property is finding the right area. How do you do that? Start by asking yourself the right questions. What are you looking for? Any equestrian…

Affording an Equestrian Ranch or Home

Affording an Equestrian Ranch or Home

  Buying an Equestrian Property is exciting.  If you're at some other life change (marriage,  empty-nester) the idea of a larger (or smaller) space of your own gets those possibility juices flowing. But… in the heady rush into property ownership,…

Understanding Easements

Understanding Easements

Are you considering purchasing an equestrian property that has an easement, but you’re not sure how it will affect you? Are you worried that it’s something that could cause you problems down the line? Are you confused about what an…

Wild West Casino Night a Step Back in Time

Wild West Casino Night a Step Back in Time

Authentic! That word perfectly describes the old-time atmosphere during the Wild West Casino Night at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society, resplendent in their gorgeous 1880s costumes along with their equally stylish…