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    How Much Should You Saved To Buy A Home?

    By Kortnie Brey | March 9, 2023

    Gonna buy? But how much money do you need? There are some extra costs involved to buy a home other then the downpayment most people consider. Let’s use $400,000 as an example. You’ll want include your downpayment as well as costs for inspections on the home and closing costs which include your title and escrow... Read More

    Let’s Talk Interest Rates With A Lender

    By Kortnie Brey | March 7, 2023

    New Podcast Episode! @bodieloans is back for another episode! How do you buy down an interest rate? Why are interest rates so volatile? What is an ARM and what do you do when the 5-10 years are up? All answered in todays episode of Real Talk With Realtors, available on Spotify, YouTube, and Apply Podcasts. Link in... Read More

    Beat The Rush, Sell Your Home Now

    By Kortnie Brey | March 6, 2023

    Spring may be around the corner, but don’t wait to sell your home! Beat the rush and list now to attract motivated buyers and stand out in a less crowded market. The majority of homes come on the market in late spring/early summer. Does that mean it’s the best time for YOU to put your... Read More

    New Chico Restaurant

    By Kortnie Brey | March 3, 2023

    Check out this new restaurant in downtown Chico! A cute Brazilian Bistro on Broadway! We found a variety of delicious and flavorful dishes for anyone! Cute and yummy treats, and a comfortable place to hangout and enjoy your meal. CHECK THEM OUT! @lilisbrazilianbistro@keysfromkelsey@kbproductions_video #realtor#chicoeats#chicorestaurants#downtownchico#brazilianfood#chicoca#laffinsteamchico#video#food Read More

    How Does A Lender Calculate Income | Real Talk With Realtors

    By Kortnie Brey | February 28, 2023

    You’re going to want to listen to this episode! Brandi and Kelsey sit down with @bodieloans to get all your loan questions answered! Bodie goes through all the steps of the lending process so you first time home buyers can be ready! And if you are not a first time buyer then this will clear up a... Read More

    Should You Buy In 2023? | Honest Opinions

    By Kortnie Brey | February 27, 2023

    Should you buy right now in 2023? If you have considered buying, you may or may not be wondering if you should buy now or wait. Well you should definitely be financially comfortable with what you are buying. Historically homes have increased in equity within a 3-5 year timespan. If you plan on staying on... Read More

    Do You Have To Do a Final Walkthrough?

    By Kortnie Brey | February 23, 2023

    Do you have to do a final walk through? What if you’re out of the area? The simple answer is yes. You should always do a final walk through. This way you can confirm that the house is in the same state as it was when you made the offer and all the features that... Read More

    How Much Home Can You Afford?

    By Kortnie Brey | February 22, 2023

    How much home you can afford COULD be different than home much home you want to afford. You might be surprised and be able to afford more home than you thought orrr it could go the other way and the home you want might be farther out than you think. So what can you do... Read More

    Spring Market Update | Real Talk With Realtors

    By Kortnie Brey | February 21, 2023

    What have we seen in this market since the beginning of the year? What houses are getting multiple offers and selling quickly and what house are sitting? You might actually be surprised. Check out the details in our newest episode of Real Talk With Realtors. Available of Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube. #realtalk#realtors#marketupdate # housing market #chicoca#chicocalifornia#chicohousingmarket Read More

    Can You Back Out of Buying a House?

    By Kortnie Brey | February 16, 2023

    Can you, as a buyer, back out of buying a house after getting the offer accepted? The answer is yes, however there are contingencies put in place to protect you if someone did need to back out. Your offer, inspections, and deposit will determine how much money you may or may not loose if you... Read More