Atlas Premier Realty

Home Insurance [Guest Blog]

When Atlas Premier Realty asked me to write a blog about home insurance I thought it would be a great opportunity to help people understand a very important part of their financial plan.  Specifically asset protection.  As an insurance agent with 12 years of professional experience I talk about the importance of the Homeowners insurance […]

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Who is that Guy on Zillow?

When a beautiful home catches your eye on Zillow (or Trulia) you may want to find out more information and you see a box that states “CONTACT AGENT” with several pictures or perhaps just one picture.  Who exactly are those people? Unfortunately, Zillow doesn’t give a great explanation as to who those people are or […]

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How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing

During the last nine years that I’ve been in the real estate industry I’ve witnessed some crazy market swings. I entered the market as an industry professional as the market was peaking in 2007 and have worked through the lows that followed. During each of the phases of the market during my tenure there has […]

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What Exactly Are Short Sales?

If you have been home searching at any point during the last  ten years, there is a good chance you’ve come across a home listed as a “Short Sale” or “Potential Short Sale.”  Over ten years ago, it would have just been called “upside down” or “selling short” in conversation.  These expressions may still be […]

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The Cost of Buying a House

In my experience, one of the least talked about hurdles to homeownership is the actual upfront cash needed to purchase a home.  Even if you are asking for closing help (which the environment in our area currently supports) or even if you are using a 0% down loan, such as a VA loan, you will […]

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Are you Ready for the Spring Market?

Getting your home ready to sell is something most people do not look forward to doing. There is usually a large “to-do” list involved; from simple decluttering to full on renovations. And that list may be the one you’ve assigned to yourself.  Let’s take a moment and be honest. Your home is more than just […]

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The Pitfalls of For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

I’m sure all of you were very concerned that our monthly blog did not happen in September.  This is because my licensed assistant was in the middle of buying her own home. Against her better judgement she found a place that was being sold without an agent. I’ll let her tell you the rest…   […]

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Need a Contractor? Call Atlas First.

How many homes do you plan on owning in your lifetime?  I’m 32 and I’m on my third house. While I do not plan on continuing buying homes at this rate, it is approximately two (2) per decade.  However, as a Realtor I can touch two (2) transactions per week. Why does this matter to […]

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Why Rent to Own is a Good Option for Buyers and Sellers

Many people are repairing their credit, waiting on short sales to fall off their credit history, or worse a foreclosure or bankruptcy. All of these events will impact a person’s ability to purchase for up to 7 years. Rent to Own (RTO) is a broadly used term that refers to a few options for getting […]

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Title Company IAQ (Infrequently Asked Questions)

Everyone has heard of  Closing Costs, but how many really understand what we are paying for?  Title companies are part of those costs, so if you are in the market, pay attention so you know what you are getting! What does a Title company do? The most visual job of the title company is to […]

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