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Every Monday Morning at 8:15am, join me on my Facebook page as I sit down with a local lender, and do a live interview and talk about a Mortgage Tip that may help YOU with your next Real Estate Purchase. 

This morning I sat down with Stacy Himley from Guaranteed Rate.  In this episode, Stacy explained why it's important to speak with a lender before buying a home. You can reach Stacy at 605.605.690.2305 or Stacy.Himley@rate.com  Her office is located at 304 4th St Brookings SD, 57006 or on the web at www.Rate.com/StacyHimley

 

 

The Importance of Speaking with A Lender Before Buying a Home

 

- - Hey, good morning everybody. Shane here from the Brookings Home Team and Stacy from Guaranteed Rate. We're actually in her new office here

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When buying or selling a house, there are a few things called contingencies that you should be aware of. I'd like to share five different contingencies to keep in mind when going through the home buying and selling process. But first, let me explain what a contingency is - these are provisions that must be met for the transaction to go through. If they aren't met, a buyer has the right to walk away from the deal and will keep any money they put down in earnest. Here are some of the most common contingencies.

  1. Home inspection contingency: This gives the buyer the right to have the home professionally inspected and request repairs by a certain date — typically within five to seven days of the purchase agreement being signed. You may be required

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 Every Monday Morning at 8:15am, join me on my Facebook page as I sit down with a local lender, and do a live interview and talk about a Mortgage Tip that may help YOU with your next Real Estate Purchase. 

This morning I sat down with Justin Froiland from Fairway Mortgage, and discussed how to lock in your interest rate for your mortgage during the closing process. You can reach Justin at 605.695.1429 or justin.froiland@fairwaymc.com.  His office is located at 412 5th St., Brookings SD 57006 or on the web at www.BrookingsMortgage.com 

 

 How to Lock in Your Interest Rate

 

 

- Hey, good morning everybody. Shane here from Brookings Home Team powered by Century 21. Justin here from Fairway Mortgage. It is a holiday, but Justin has

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Last month, I attended the 2018 REALTOR Convention of the Dakotas. Hosted by the Minot Board of Realtors, I spent September 12th through 14th at the Grand Hotel in Minot, North Dakota. This is an annual event where like-minded realtors can network and learn from Realtors outside of their area. Information is exchanged about new and changing trends in the real estate industry while adding skills to continue helping customers on a daily basis. Vendors have products and are available to talk to about their application as well. 

To kick off the first day of the convention, I took a Code of Ethics class required for Realtors to take every two years. In this curriculum, 17 Code of Ethics rules are covered and explained. These are basic "dos and don'ts"

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Every Monday Morning at 8:15am, join me on my Facebook page as I sit down with a local lender, and do a live interview and talk about a Mortgage Tip that may help YOU with your next Real Estate Purchase. 

This morning I sat down with Andrew Jallo from Dacotah Bank. Andrew explained a few new changes that you could benefit from if you're in the process of buying a new home.  You can reach Andrew at 605.692.8600 or Andrew.Jallo@dacotahbank.com.  His office is located at 1441 6th St., Brookings SD 57006 or on the web at www.dacotahbank.com.

 

 Day One Certainty in a Standard Conventional Mortgage

 

 - Hey, good morning everybody. Shane here, from the Brookings Home Team, powered by Century 21, and it is 8:15 on the dot. No technical

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Did you know that when the leaves start changing color in the fall is the most crucial time of the year for your lawn? Although spring lawn care gets all the attention, fall lawn care is most important for your grass. So, here are four step to take right now to ensure your lawn looks amazing next spring. 

1. Aerate

Performing this step gives new grass room to spread without competition from spring weeds. Aeration tools pull up plugs of grass and soil, breaking up compacted turf. This means water, oxygen and nutrients can easier reach roots while giving seeds room to grow. The activity level of your yard is something to consider when determining how often to aerate. Do you have kids that play on your grass when the weather is nice? Or is your

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Every Monday Morning at 8:15am, join me on my Facebook page as I sit down with a local lender, and do a live interview and talk about a Mortgage Tip that may help YOU with your next Real Estate Purchase. 

This morning I sat down with Barb Adelaine from BankStar. Listen to Barb explain the difference between adjustable, fixed, and balloon rates.  You can reach Barb at 605.696.8562 or barb.adelaine@bankstar.com.  Her office is located at 1301 6th St., Brookings SD 57006 or on the web at www.ebankstar.com 

 

 

The Difference Between Fixed, Adjustable, and Balloon Rates

- Hey, everybody, good mornin'. Shane here, from the Brookings Home Team, powered by Century 21, and I've got Barb here from Bank Star this morning. And this gorgeous

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Everyone would like to add value to their home. As summer winds down and autumn prepares to enter the Midwest, it is also the perfect time to plant trees. Adding trees to your property will increase your home value by providing shaded areas and greenery to your landscaping. They not only improve the visual aspect of your property, trees can also grow to provide shade to your house to lower your cooling bills during the summer months. To get a jump on the growing process, give your trees the best start by planting them at the right time. 

The Brookings area is located in Zone 4 of the United States Department of Agriculture's Plant Hardiness Zone Map. This map is generally used to determine ideal locations for certain plants and trees. It is based

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Every Monday Morning at 8:15am, join me on my Facebook page as I sit down with a local lender, and do a live interview and talk about a Mortgage Tip that may help YOU with your next Real Estate Purchase. 

This morning I sat down with Danielle Engels from Dakotaland FCU. Today, she talked about the Closing Disclosure given to buyers at the end of the closing process.  You can reach Danielle at 605.697.5922 or daniellee@dakotalandfcu.com  Her office is located at 2423 6th St., Brookings SD 57006 or on the web at www.DakotalandFCU.com

 

What is the Closing Document?

 

- Hey, good morning everybody. How ya doing? Thanks for tuning in. This is Shane Andersen with the Brookings Home Team, powered by Century 21. I got Dani here from--

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