Sharone Ferrell's Blog

Dealing with Financing

Here are a few tips for dealing with the dollar signs so that you can take down that for sale sign on your new home.

5 Tips for Buying a Home

Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.

How Rising Interest Rates Affect Purchasing Power

You probably instinctively realize that rising interest rates will affect home buyers. The interest rate you pay can make a big difference in the size of the home loan you will qualify for as well as the price of the home you’ll be able to buy. Mortgage brokers use the monthly mortgage payment...

The Difference Between Pre-Qualification & Pre-Approval

There are plenty of real estate terms used in transactions. Both buyers and sellers find terms like “pre-qualification” and “pre-approval” used interchangeably.  Is there a difference?

Preparing Your Home to Sell

Selling your home doesn?t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.

Advantages of Selling a Home This Winter

Home sellers fear the winter months because it seems like a poor time to list. The truth is that winter can be a great time to list your home for sale

Home Buying Advice

Buying a home can be a simple and stress-free transaction, if home buyers follow a few simple tips. 

Streamlining the Lending Process

If you are starting a search for a new home, most likely you’ll need to get a home loan. The process might seem overwhelming if you haven’t obtained a loan in a long time; even more so for first time home buyers. The lending process doesn’t need to be difficult and by being prepared,...

What is a Home Warranty?

The purpose of the home warranty is to ensure that you are not met with unexpected repairs or system failures while owning your home.

7 Tips for Choosing a Neighborhood

Choosing the best neighborhood for you and your family can affect your lifestyle in many different ways.

Selling During the Holidays

The holiday season has arrived and many home sellers are concerned it’s the wrong time to list their homes.

Build Your New Home or Buy A Resale

There are benefits and drawbacks for both new construction and buying a resale home. 

Tips for Buying a House in the Fall

Is fall a great time to buy a home? Surprisingly, fall is a great time to buy a home.

The Worst Mistakes You Can Make As a Homebuyer

These are some of the most common, and worst, mistakes you can make when buying a home.

Tips to Raise Your Credit Score

Buying a new home is an exciting time. It can also be stressful if you are unsure about your credit.

How Do You Know if You've Outgrown Your Home?

Have you outgrown your home? Here's a great read to help you decide.

How Appraisers Determine Value

Once a buyer and seller agree on a sales price, the contract is then sent to the lender for the loan approval process.