Dianna Howell

Lifestyle

Tips for Spring Home Maintenance

Gone are the coldest days, and we no longer need our heaviest coats. Now we can look forward to spring flowers, breezes, baseball, and more daylight. Studies show we use 0.5% less energy for each day of daylight savings time, so we save money on our energy bills.  Since spring has sprung, here are four

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Buying

How to Buy and Sell Simultaneously

Here’s how we recommend buying and selling a home simultaneously. How can you buy and sell a home simultaneously? Most sellers want to go out and find that perfect new house first, but the issue right now is that we’re in a very competitive seller’s market. So your offer that’s contingent upon selling your home

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What Happens When My File Goes to Underwriting?

Here’s what happens when a home purchase contract goes to underwriting. Today I’m joined by Zell Railey of Bank of England Mortgage. We’re here to discuss the underwriting process and how it affects homebuyers. Once you go under contract to buy a home, there is a flurry of activity for 10-15 days, then things go

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Should You Sell During the Holidays?

If you’re considering selling your house, here are four reasons selling soon may be a great idea Most people put their homes on the market in the spring, but there are still buyers needing to purchase from Thanksgiving until the new year and through the rest of winter. If you’re considering selling your house, here

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Q: What’s Going on in the Birmingham Housing Market?

The numbers for the September 2020 Birmingham metro are in. Take a look. As we head toward the end of the year, demand still outpaces supply—our inventory is very tight right now and sellers are getting record prices for their homes with very few concessions. The home sales rose by 3.2% between August and September.

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Buying

THE MORTGAGE PROCESS – BUYING A HOME FROM A LENDING OFFICER’S PERSPECTIVE

In this post we are going to cover how to begin the process of buying your first home as well as some different mortgage options available to you during this difficult time. I took the time to sit with Zell Railey, a Loan Officer with Weber Mortgage in the Birmingham, Alabama area to pick his brain about ways that first time homebuyers can make the homebuying process easier. This post is a great source of information for first time home buyers as Zell covers a lot of great topics and shares information that buyers need to be aware about.

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