• Emotional Equity Among Buyer Benefits

      93% of Americans surveyed would rather make a mortgage payment than pay monthly rent.  They believe that owning a home makes them happier than being a tenant and they now have an emotional attachment to their home with an improved lifestyle and in...
      Written by InTouch
    • Help or Do No Harm

      "Either help or do no harm" is advice found in the Epidemics, Book 1 of the Hippocratic school.  It's good advice for all professionals who represent the interests of others.  While REALTORS® do not protect their customers' lives directly...
      Written by InTouch
    • VA Funding Fee Going Up

      The cost of a VA home loan is going up beginning January 1, 2020 when the funding fee is being increased from 2.15% to 2.3% for first time use.  The amount increases to 3.6% for subsequent zero-down payment loans.  Reservists and national gua...
      Written by InTouch
    • Interior Condensation Solutions

      Condensation occurs when the air has too much moisture in it which is felt as high humidity.  The water deposits on various surfaces that are cooler than the air itself.  Several things can contribute to the high humidity such as cooking, dis...
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    • Selecting an agent

      When a whole lobster was presented at the table of a restaurant, the customer noticed there was only one claw on it.  He asked what happened to the lobster and the waiter said, maybe he lost a fight with another lobster.  The customer replied...
      Written by InTouch

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