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5 Questions for Prospective Mortgage Lenders

Selecting the Right Mortgage Lender is Essential
Posted by Margaret Jones on August 12, 2020 in  Northfield Real Estate
When it's time to buy a home, you will likely be eager to lock in with a mortgage lender. But before you make a commitment, it's essential that you find the right lender for you. There can be big differences between prospective lenders, and not all of them great: from unexpected fees to unfavorable terms and the types of loans offered. And with the number of online options available these days, it's definitely a world of borrower beware. Settle on the wrong lender or loan, and you could feel financially trapped in ... read more

7 Ways to Get a Mental Escape

Posted by Teri Krueger on May 21, 2020 in  Helpful Info

A Housing Crisis?

Think Again.
Posted by Teri Krueger on May 12, 2020 in  uncategorized
The economic turmoil surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic causes concern that an impending recession would also result in a housing crisis. Fear that we are heading for another 2008 grows with every headline mentioning recession. However, the real estate market conditions today are nothing like they were before the crash. Low inventory, more equity, and higher mortgage standards are among the reasons experts believe the housing market will recover. Let’s look at five things we know about today’s housing ma... read more

Our Community in Action

What our community is doing and how you can help
Posted by Teri Krueger on April 16, 2020 in  uncategorized
If you've ever wondered why so many families want to live here in Northfield, take a look at some of the ways our community has rallied together to support each other during the Covid-19 pandemic. Come to a Virtual Concert #LiveFromHome with Katy Vernon on Saturday, May 2nd, presented by The Northfield Arts Guild.Originally scheduled to headline at the Guild Theater, this 411 Concert Series performance will now be presented live on Facebook with audiences able to watch and listen from home. Viewers wishing to ... read more

Protocol for Home Showings during 'Shelter in Place' Order

For Buyer's and Seller's Agents
Posted by Teri Krueger on April 14, 2020 in  uncategorized
COVID-19 SHOWING PROTOCOLListing Agent Before a Showing: Double check with Seller prior to showing to ensure no one is sick in the home and to go over all protocols and ensure they are being followed by Seller; taking note of anything unusual that needs to be conveyed to Seller or Buyer’s Agent. Document. Seller Instructions Prior to Showing:  Turn on all lights. Open all interior doors. Seller Instructions After a Showing:  Communicate with your agent BEFORE re-entering the ho... read more
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