What is title insurance? Do I need to have it? [Real Estate Insider]

May 23, 2020 7:17:06 PM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in home shopping, house hunting, title company, housing market, title, title insurance

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Things to Remember While Home-Shopping [Real Estate 2020]

May 18, 2020 9:14:49 AM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in home shopping, real estate, house hunting, touring homes, homebuyers, housing market, Zillow, housing demand, hometraq

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How do I tour homes while social distancing? [Real Estate 2020]

May 15, 2020 9:32:01 PM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in Home tour, home shopping, real estate, house hunting, touring homes, home tours, open house, homebuying, online home buying

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The Basic Outline of Buying Your First Home [Real Estate Insider]

May 13, 2020 7:27:53 PM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in home shopping, real estate, house hunting, touring homes, home search, online home buying, loan

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Buying a home can be a complicated process and it can really be difficult to decide where you start.  Have no fear! HomeTraq is here to help whenever possible!

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How to avoid COVID-19 in Real Estate

Mar 13, 2020 8:58:11 PM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in house hunting, home search, buying a home

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Like you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world.  We are closely following the  Centers for Disease Control's (CDC)  guidelines and recommendations on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the virus. Here are some highlights per CDC guidance:
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Real Estate Master Terms [Home-Buying Guide]

Mar 10, 2020 4:20:50 PM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in home shopping, real estate, house hunting, home purchase

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Mortgage Shopping List [Pro Edition]

Mar 3, 2020 5:38:21 PM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in Mortgage, Home Loan, house hunting, STL

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HomeTraq provides free resources, education, and training for home-buyers, home-sellers, realtors, and lenders. In this post we wanted to outline the must-know resources on your home-hunting journey. 

Below you will find all the relevant organizations and government websites that will greatly enhance your home-hunting experience.


va.gov:
The website for the Veterans Administration (VA) includes information and eligibility requirements for the agency’s loan programs.

hud.gov: The website for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides information on the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage product and extensive background material on the homebuying process.

rurdev.usda.gov/rhs: The site of the Rural Housing Services within the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides information on their mortgage loan programs.

ncsha.org: The website of the National Coalition of StateHousing Agencies provides a directory of State Housing Agencies.

mbaa.org: The Mortgage Bankers Association of America is the trade group
for mortgage bankers. Its site includes some basic consumer information on the mortgage process.

namb.org: The National Association of Mortgage Brokers is a trade group. Its site includes a search feature to locate members in your area.


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The Home-Buying Process: First Steps

Feb 24, 2020 1:08:33 PM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in Pre-Qualification, house hunting, home purchase, Credit, Credit Score, homebuying

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Congratulations! You've decided to begin your journey to becoming a homeowner.

HomeTraq has provided several key concepts that will provide you a foundation for your home-buying experience. For FREE, hands on help, Click Here

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Home Flipping Fundamentals

Feb 19, 2020 5:27:29 PM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in real estate, house hunting, STL

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5 steps to get ready for your home search

Sep 15, 2019 7:43:00 AM / by Brett O'Daniell posted in Pre-Approval, home shopping, house hunting, home search, homebuyers, housing market, step-by-step, Credit, first-time, homeownership, home tours, home ownership, financing, before you buy, buying a home, moving checklist, homebuying, boosting credit, loan

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In a competitive market where homes can fly off the market in a week or less, it’s essential that buyers come to the table prepared. Here’s a list of steps every home buyer should consider in their search.

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