1. Mortgage Payments

    A clear understanding of mortgage payments and refinancing methods is important to the life of a loan and the lender and borrower relationship. The basic life of a loan is made up of monthly mortgage payments and each payment can be broken up into four parts, known as PITI: Principal, Interest, Taxe…Read More

  2. Mortgage Definitions

    Mortgage Definitions: There are enough terms and other legalese to learn and memorize when taking on the task of securing a mortgage, buying a piece of real estate, or anything in regards to this subject. The following is a breakdown of the most basic mortgage subjects and their meanings (defined by…Read More

  3. Real Estate Lending: When Do you Need it?

    Real Estate Lending, when do you need it? When it comes to lending and borrowing, there seems to be a library of information and facts one needs to understand before even beginning the process. Broken down, however, this information is easily understood and categorized for clarity’s sake. In mortg…Read More

  4. Home Equity Loan

    What are Home Equity Loans you ask? Let’s start with the basics, With the value of homes and properties generally increasing in Colombia and, in most cases across the country. Homeowners can take advantage of home equity loans to finance large purchases that they might not otherwise be able to aff…Read More

  5. Pets & Moving

    Our pets can prove to be as important as family members in most pet-lovers’ lives. So when thinking about making the move, it is equally important to consider what your pet’s needs are, as much as your own. Pets can be sensitive to change, so you want to provide the smoothest transition possible…Read More

  6. Columbia’s Market: All You Need To Know For 2014

    Columbia, Missouri’s real estate market has been thriving this year in comparison to 2013 and it’s success is still on the rise. The cost of living is 2.7% lower than the rest of the state, and home prices are up 19% Enjoy the current market conditions and many more demographic statistics court…Read More

  7. Interior Paint Colors That Can Help Sell Your Home

    Interior paint colors can play a large role in selling your home. Almost 94% of all agents recommend a fresh coat of paint for their clients’ homes. So why is painting your house in order to sell so important? How about a major return on investment! The estimated average price to paint interior wa…Read More

  8. Historic Columbia, If Walls Could Talk

    Being a college town, many of our residents come and go without knowing much about the history of the city in which they reside. Columbia, as most of our more permanent residents will tell you, holds a rich historic value that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Buildings, landmarks, murals, tradit…Read More

  9. Are You Working With An Agent?

    When looking to find more information on a home, it is important to disclose certain info the the offices and people you speak with while on the hunt. “Are you working with an agent?” This is something an office or agent will want to know before trying to help you do your research to avoid stepp…Read More

  10. Working With A Realtor

    When the decision is made to buy a home or piece of property, one of the initial steps to take in the right direction is to use an experienced real estate broker to help in the search for the right buy. For the buyer, a realtor is absolutely the way to go, especially since they buyer pays nothing to…Read More