North Central Board of REALTORS

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What Exactly Do Closing Costs Cover?

By Heather Link | Jan 20, 2020 | Comments Off on What Exactly Do Closing Costs Cover?

When you buy a house, you pay more than just the sale price. You will have to pay closing costs which are between 2% and 5% of the purchase price. You should receive a Closing Disclosure from your lender at lease three business days before you close on your mortgage but you will need to…

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Affiliate Spotlight: Farmers & Merchants Bank

By Heather Link | Jan 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Affiliate Spotlight: Farmers & Merchants Bank

We are so happy to have Farmers and Merchants Bank as an Affiliate member. F&M was founded in 1945 in Stuttgart, Arkansas and they have never forgotten that the bank was started so working folks could borrow the money to run their farms, fund their businesses, and build their families’ futures.  Their tradition of community…

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January 2020 Home Survey

By Heather Link | Jan 17, 2020 | Comments Off on January 2020 Home Survey

Is it a good time to buy a home? A good time to sell? Check out the January 2020 Home Survey.

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Participate in the 2020 Census

By Heather Link | Jan 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Participate in the 2020 Census
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January is Radon Action Month

By Heather Link | Jan 14, 2020 | Comments Off on January is Radon Action Month

Radon is an oderless, tastes, colorless radioactive gas that can cause problems if it gets trapped in your house. January has been set aside as Radon Action month to help make the public aware of this problem that could potentially be lurking in their home. When you breathe in radon, you increase your chance of…

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30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages at 3 Month Low

By Heather Link | Jan 13, 2020 | Comments Off on 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages at 3 Month Low
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3 Reasons REALTORS® Are Better Than For Sale By Owner

By Heather Link | Jan 8, 2020 | Comments Off on 3 Reasons REALTORS® Are Better Than For Sale By Owner

So you think you want to sell your house and you’re examining your options. You start to think that if you list it yourself, For Sale By Owner, you’ll get to keep all of the profits instead of sharing them with a real estate agent. Wait! Not so fast, here’s the skinny on why using…

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10 Most Desirable Home Features

By Heather Link | Jan 7, 2020 | Comments Off on 10 Most Desirable Home Features

According to a new survey by Porch.com home buyers are willing to spend an extra $2,500 to $4,500 for a home with these features. How about you? Which features are most important to you when looking for a new house?

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Clean Your Lightbulbs?

By Heather Link | Dec 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Clean Your Lightbulbs?

We’re coming to the end of the year and the days are getting shorter. If you clean your lightbulbs, your house can be brighter and you can save money! Other tasks you can do to help you save some money going into the new year are evaluate your homeowner’s insurance, pack a home emergency kit,…

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Real Estate Wins in Government Spending Bills

By Heather Link | Dec 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Real Estate Wins in Government Spending Bills

The federal spending package for 2020 that passed the House on Tuesday, includes several high priority items for REALTORS® A five year re-authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program including reforms to improve flood mapping, enhance mitigation, and remove obstacles to private flood insurance. Extension of three tax provisions: The exclusion of forgiven mortgage debt…

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