Category Archives: Buyers

Step-by-Step Series #1: Financing Your New Home Purchase – Purchase Your Home Faster with Mortgage Pre-Approval

You’ve scouted the neighborhoods and scanned the MLS. It’s time to make an offer on that new home you have your eyes on, right? Not so fast. “Before you start looking at houses, the first thing you need to do is get pre-approved,” says John West, Director of Retail Loans at Direct Lenders LLC in Kennesaw, Ga. “Realtors want to... Read More »


Step-by-Step Series #1: Financing Your New Home Purchase – Are You Financially Fit?

More than half of homebuyers borrow money to make their purchase. If you are considering a new home purchase, one of the first steps is a careful evaluation of your financial fitness. Lenders determine loan amounts and interest rates based on a borrower’s FICO® scores. Everyone has three FICO® scores, one for each of the three credit bureaus—Equifax, Experian, and... Read More »


Take Your Real Estate Transaction Step-by-Step With Duffey Realty

Are you in the market for a new home? If so, public opinion says you are about to make a solid investment in your financial future. An April 2015 Gallup poll showed that 31 percent of Americans named real estate as the best long-term investment, followed by stocks, gold, and bank savings accounts.  The results suggest that the housing market... Read More »


First Home Purchase? Don’t Miss These 3 Tips from Duffey Realty Sales Associates

Real Estate transactions can be complex, which is why working with a REALTOR® can save you time and money. Duffey Realty loves helping first time home buyers find the right home for their family at the right price for their budget. If you are a first-time home buyer, chances are you’ve done your research online. However, there’s nothing like consulting... Read More »


Now is a Great Time To Purchase or Refinance

If you are considering a new home purchase or a refinance of your existing home, now may be a great time since mortgage rates continue to hover at all-time lows. “With interest rates still at historically low levels, this is a great time to be a home buyer,” says Duffey Realty’s Britt Duffey. “Not only do lower interest rates stimulate... Read More »