Jeni VanOrnum's Blog Posts

Science says listening to this song lowers your stress!

I saw this article about a song that is proven by neuroscience research to reduce stress for everyone who listens! You read that right, researchers in the UK found that this 6-minute song,

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Priced to Sell! Discounted Homes Ready for Holiday Shoppers

It's the season of sharing, caring—and scoring deeply discounted deals.The final month of the year is chock-a-block with price cuts, on everything from gloves and games to TVs and

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Questions to Ask your Real Estate Agent

Just like you interviewed lenders, you should interview potential real estate agents.  How many clients are you currently working with that are looking for homes?  What is your

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Real Estate 101 part 2

Finding your Real Estate Agent!*Word of Mouth!  Ask for good referrals from your friends or family that have purchased in the same area.*Places to check for licensed real estate agents:  

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Real Estate 101 Part 1

Step 1:  Selecting a Real Estate AgentBuyer’s Agent = Buyer’s Coach          *Must disclose all material facts about the property to     

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What does Working By Referral Mean?

Most people spend the majority of their time and resources prospecting for new business— things like: cold calling, door knocking, advertising, direct mail, etc…  I devote myself

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Key Players in the Home Buying Process

Mortgage Lender - Finds the best loans to fit YOUR needs.Real Estate Agent - Assists you in house hunting & with the purchase contractInspector - Identifies both current and potential issues

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Steps to Homeownership

1 -Financial Preparation*preparing a monthly spending plan*Reviewing your credit rpeort and score*Determine what you can afford*Save for the down payment2 -Contacting a Mortgage loan officer3

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What is the true cost of Home-ownership?

As a homeowner you will have to make your mortgage payments, which include more than just the principal and interest on the loan.  PI - Principal and InterestTI - Taxes and InsuranceMI -

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Investment opportunity!

Do you have a desire to build your wealth with real estate?  Here  is a perfect property to do just that!!This 3 bedroom 1 Bath home is a perfect investment property!  This

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Is Home-ownership For Me?

Everyone says Home-ownership is the American dream...but is it right for you?Pros of Renting*More mobility*Not responsible for most maintenance*Overall costs may be lowerCons of Renting*Repairs may

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