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In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have in your new home. Many new homebuyers fantasize about the amenities that they see on television or Pinterest, and start looking at the countless homes listed for sale through rose-color... read more
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Homeownership Offers Stability & Wealth Creation

Posted by Rick Thompson on February 07, 2017 in  Buyer Resources
The most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home instead of renting are: They want the opportunity to build equity. They want a stable and safe environment. Building Equity In a recent article by The Mortgage Reports, they report that “buying and owning a home is the essence of ‘The American Dream.’ Each month, your housing payments go toward owning... read more
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5 Reasons Homeowners Throw Better Super Bowl Parties!

Posted by Rick Thompson on February 03, 2017 in  Buyer Resources  Renting
About Rick Thompson Rick Thompson s a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Premier Realty and specializes in listing, marketing and selling homes in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada.  Rick has a reputation for friendliness, honesty and a strong work ethic and is committed to achieving his clients' real estate goals.  If you are looking to buy or sell a home,  please call 702-755-6032 or email  Rick.Thompson@cbvegas.com.Infographic courtesy of Keeping Current Matters ... read more
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So you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found one! The price is right, and in such a competitive market that you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee your dream of making this house yours comes true! Freddie Mac covered “4 Tips for Making an Offer” in their latest Executive Perspective. Here are the 4 Tips they covered along with some additional information for your consideration:... read more
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Understanding PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance)

Posted by Rick Thompson on January 18, 2017 in  Buyer Resources
When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase a home with a down payment below 20%, you can never have Too Much Information (TMI) about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)? Freddie Mac defines PMI as: “An insurance policy that protects the lender if you are unable to pay your mortgage. It's a monthl... read more
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