Mortgage Broker or Bank? (The Pete De Jong Show)

2020-03-17T09:19:44-06:00March 17th, 2020|Interviews|

Before you go shopping for a house it's important to get pre-approved for the right mortgage. Today I’m gonna be talking to Scott Grubbe of Kardia Mortgages about, how to do that. Pete: Hey Scott. Scott, you've been a mortgage broker for how long? Scott: I've been a mortgage broker for six years and I [...]

Dealing with Friends. The Straight Talk.

2013-11-25T21:39:18-07:00November 25th, 2013|Real Estate tips!|

If your uncle, your brother, or your buddy is a Realtor, should you use them? It's a tougher question for some people than others, depending on how close you are. It can also be a tough one for Realtors. I sometimes come across agents that are just livid with a friend who didn't use them. [...]

Location, location, location. The Straight Talk.

2013-11-02T05:30:36-06:00November 2nd, 2013|Real Estate tips!|

"Location, location, location. It's everything in Real Estate." Everyone says it. But is it true? Not too long ago, one of my favourite past clients sent me a note on Facebook. She had apparently come across a home that looked perfect for her and her family from every perspective. ...except one. It was next to [...]

How to find an agent that doesn’t suck.

2013-08-07T22:37:28-06:00August 7th, 2013|Real Estate tips!|

Many people tell me that they want to sell their house and confess that they don't really know where to start. Here are the straight simple goods on finding the right agent. First talk to your friends and colleagues and collect a few names of people that they recommend. Ask them why they are recommending [...]

Home inspections – Some Straight Talk

2013-05-16T23:18:49-06:00May 15th, 2013|Real Estate tips!|

Are home inspections a waste of time and money? Not with the right inspector. Let me explain. Getting your home inspected by a professional home inspector is a pretty normal part of the process when you are buying a home. I recommend getting one every time. Yes, even on a new home. But there are [...]

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