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June 24, 2022

Lindsay Live On The Radio With Jon Duane


02:50 mark -- Lindsay Introduction 


3:40 mark -- Buyers Preapproval Letter 


05:00 mark --12:30 mark  -- Lindsay Speaks To Title Issues

What do you do when the neighbor is parking on your land and you go to sell? How this will affect your home sale legally. 


12:27 mark - 13:20 mark -- Lindsay's Formal Introduction


13:30 mark - 16:15 mark -- What Do You Do When You Find A Grave On The Property


16:10 mark - 20:10 mark --- When You Expect Your New Home To Be  "Broom Clean" Versus Reality.

Learn about what a final walkthrough is.

Lindsay explains what a final walk-through is and shares a recent experience of a final walkthrough of the home before first-time home buyers. 

When there are holes in the wall in the house you are just about to buy from a mount TVs and more.


21:29 mark - 24:33 mark --  Title Issues Continued

Parking, when someone dies and they are still on the deed, husband & wife own together 


24:43 mark - 26:15 mark -- Title Insurance - Do I need it for a newly built property? 


26:00 mark - Lindsay and Jon talk about where she grew up, her family, and working for Classified Realty Group. 


28:00 mark - 32:00 mark First-Time Home Buyers

Buyer frequently asked questions

Why Lindsay's buyers don't have "buyer fatigue"

Lindsay shares stories of buyers she's worked with and why cash isn't always king

First-time home buyer's misconceptions


32:00 - 33:40 mark - Jon talks about adjustable-rate mortgages (ARM)


33:45 mark - 37:30 mark -- Lindsay talks about how buying a house and all the mortgage language is scary and its intimidating to first-time home buyers. Jon talks about interest rates, and appreciation.


37:35 - 42:00 mark - How much do I even need to buy a house?

Lindsay explains what an FHA mortgage is and PMI means. 

You don't need to be an expert in all facets of real estate. Trust who you work with and the team they work with. 


42:10 42:48 -- Where's the mailbox? 


42:57 -- 44:13 - If you are planning on getting married and don't currently own, you should talk to a realtor before you start planning your wedding. 


44:55 - 47:35 -- Jon's talk about Father's Day and going to Maine


47:31 -- 49:39-- Lindsay talks about how social media/internet has affected real estate. Register for Lindsay's upcoming webinar for first-time home buyers is here. 


49:40 -- 51:05  Jon talks about the negative perception of VA loans


51:31 mark to 52:55 -- Letting A Seller Live In The Home You Purchased Until They Find A House

If you are still considering submitting an offer that says we'll allow the seller to stay after the closing or that you are flexible on the closing date, then let the lawyer puzzle out what that means in terms of purchase and sale. Make sure you understand the ramifications, obligations, and risks that go along with that, and one thing I will offer to new professionals out there the more terms in that "use and occupancy" that you can hammer out ahead of time and have a meeting of the minds between buyer and seller from the beginning, the smoother the transaction will go. 

Posted in Real Estate Tips
May 24, 2022

Why You NEED A Real Estate Broker To Sell Your House

Rick, Kathy, and Tony are joined by, Real Estate Broker, Maureen Giuliano and Realtor Lindsay Higgins from Classified Realty Group. Together they are discussing why hiring a broker to sell your house is going to get you the best results.

Real Estate Attorney Rick Carter, Paralegal Extraordinaire Kathy Holtshouser, and Comedian Tony V discuss a variety of topics including:

• Why shouldn’t you sell your house yourself?

• Why should you use a broker?

• What kinds of marketing do they use?

• Why is staging important?

• Should you fix up your house before putting it on the market?

• What other pitfalls could a sale by owner face?


Posted in Real Estate Tips
April 20, 2022

Painting To Prepare To Sell

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Posted in Real Estate Tips
April 20, 2022

If you are paying more than $1500 in rent, this video is for you.

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