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OPEN HOUSE – 1357 VENETIAN BAY DR

Join us this weekend on Sunday, April 26th from 1-4pm at 1357 Venetian Bay Dr. In Valparaiso, IN for an open house! This beautiful 1 1/2 story home is located in the sought after Tuscany Subdivision in Valparaiso, IN. It features handscraped hardwood floors, custom light fixtures, and crown molding. The impressive 2 story stone fireplace [...]

WHAT IS AN APPRAISAL?

A property appraisal is an estimate of a property’s value. Property value is based on such factors as location, amenities, structural condition and recent sales of similar local properties. A home appraiser conducts the process.  Appraisers are third-party licensed contractors hired by your lender. They are knowledgeable in real estate and are required to know [...]

WHAT IS A HOME INSPECTION?

A Home Inspection is a thorough examination of a property completed by a licensed professional. They will go through the entire property, inside and out, to identity any issues or defects that may be present. What does a home inspection cover? A home inspector’s report will review the condition of the home’s heating system, central [...]

WHAT DOES MAKING AN OFFER MEAN?

Once you’ve found the right home and you’re ready to make an offer, it’s time to discuss price, possession terms and conditions such as inspections and home warranty. When writing an offer, we fill out a form called the Purchase Agreement that outlines the details of the offer and will become a binding sales contract. [...]

HOW TO GET PRE-APPROVED

We’ve already mentioned how important getting pre-approved is… So, how do you get started? It’s a fairly simple process that can make a world of difference when searching for your next home. It’s best to contact a mortgage professional as your first step in beginning the process. A lender will start by asking for some [...]

WHY GET PREAPPROVED

When beginning your home search, the very first step you should take is acquiring a “pre-approval” from a mortgage professional. Don’t confuse a pre-qualification with a pre-approval. A pre-qualification is only based on a casual conversation with a lender and does not hold much weight. A pre-approval letter from a lender is a much more thorough process that [...]