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House to Home Chronicles: Purchasing a Home in One Weekend

Posted by Karen Kitzmiller on 11/29/2018 10:15 AM

On a mission to relocate from Florida to the Charlotte area, Kristen and Colin partnered with Karen to find a Queen City home. With only one weekend to look at potential homes, Karen provided resources and expertise beforehand, so Kristen and Colin could narrow their search before ever stepping foot in a Charlotte home.

During their weekend of viewing homes, Kristen and Colin's search took an unexpected turn. With Karen's help, the couple was able to shift directions, and discover a home in Ballantyne - an area they never expected to live in.

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Topics: Buying a Home, Buying

8 Ways to Battle Rising Mortgage Rates

Posted by Karen Kitzmiller on 11/17/2018 8:59 AM

An improving housing market is great for the economy but not necessarily for first-time homebuyers. According to HSH.com, mortgage rates rose from 4.4 percent in April up to 4.90 percent in October.

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Topics: Buying a Home, Buying

House to Home Chronicles: Transitioning from Renting to Owning

Posted by Karen Kitzmiller on 10/25/2018 4:02 PM

Zilvinas and Vita Markauskas had a dream to own a home in the Carolinas. With her knowledge and attention to detail, Karen helped make the Markauskas' dream a reality. They are now proud owners of an Indian Trail home. 

Zilvinas and Vita were so pleased with their experience with Karen, they recommended her to Vita's parents, who closed on a home this month.

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Topics: Buying a Home, Buying

10 Basic Home Insurance Facts

Posted by Karen Kitzmiller on 10/17/2018 12:41 PM

Home insurance may not be the first thing you think of when you start shopping for a mortgage loan, but the two are related. Are you wondering, "Is home insurance important?" A mortgage lender requires you to carry home insurance in order to protect their loan collateral -- and you should be equally eager to find home insurance that protects your investment.

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Topics: Buying a Home, Buying

Mortgage Points Explained: How To Know If They're Worth It

Posted by Karen Kitzmiller on 10/1/2018 9:17 AM

Buying a house requires months of endless decision-making. Where do you want to live for the next several years? Whom will you hire as an agent? Which bank will get your business?

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Topics: home buyers, Buying a Home, home value

House to Home Chronicles: Finding the Perfect Home

Posted by Karen Kitzmiller on 9/6/2018 4:00 PM

When Kit and Jeremy relocated from Colorado to Charlotte, they had a limited time to find their perfect home. After 24 showings in three days, Karen helped this couple find a house that checked all their boxes.

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Topics: home buyers, Buying a Home, Buying, Relocation