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02/15/19 by Muriel Palmgren

How to Find the Best Mortgage Rates

Comparing Mortgage Rates A major concern when buying a house is getting the best mortgage rate so that your payments will be the lowest possible.  Even the government suggests shopping for the best rate.  But what do you compare – Interest Rates – APR?  What’s the difference between Interest Rates and APR? The Interest Rate is the portion of... More >

05/12/18 by Muriel Palmgren

What Kind of Gutter to Install

Your choice of gutters depends on many factors - cost, durability, aesthetic appeal, etc.  In this article , several of these factors are discussed.   More >

04/30/18 by Muriel Palmgren

Saving for a Down Payment?

The down payment for a home is a stumbling block for many people who want to buy a home.  Have you ever wondered how long it would take to save enough for a down payment?  Here is an article  that has calculated just that.  They are using the average home price in different cities and assuming you want to put down 20% of the purchase price as a down payment.  While... More >

03/15/18 by Muriel Palmgren

Is It Last Call for Low Mortgage Rates? Why Home Buyers Should Act Now

There are a lot of mixed messages in the media about buying a house. Should you do it? Should you rent forever? But it’s a seller’s market! Well, truth be told, mortgage rates are low right now, so if you are thinking about buying a home,  now is the time ! I am an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) and would love to help.   More >

10/26/17 by Muriel Palmgren

Real Estate "Lingo" Unmasked

REAL ESTATE TERMINOLOGY 101: TERMS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN BUYING A HOUSE If you’ve ever felt confused or overwhelmed by all of the strange terms and acronyms associated with real estate, I completely understand!  I am an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), and would love to help you decipher the paperwork, and get you into your dream home.  More >

05/09/16 by Muriel Palmgren

Mortgage tips

Getting ready to buy a home means applying for and getting a loan.  What can you do to improve your chances of getting approved?  What if you are rejected by the mortgage lender?  Here are six tips to get loan approval ! More >

04/11/16 by Muriel Palmgren

Spring Festivals

April and May bring fine weather and wonderful festivals and events.  Many provide an opportunity to get outside to soak up the sun.  Music abounds. Golf is on a pro level. Fund raising features great food and drink with entertainment, a raffle, and a silent auction. A few are listed below for you to explore. April 19              ... More >

03/07/16 by Muriel Palmgren

Cut $225 Off Your Flood Insurance

Flood insurance rates are constantly rising.  Here’s an opportunity to reduce your flood insurance premium.  On April 15, 2015, the Flood Insurance Program added a new annual surcharge to each policy.  According to page 4 on “ A ddendum 2 to the April 1, 2015 Program ” the surcharge is either $25 or $250.  (See the description copied  below.)... More >

02/18/16 by Muriel Palmgren

Garden District Magnolia Mansion for Sale

Do you have $4.9 million to purchase a classic Southern Plantation style 15-bedroom family ho me ?  This mansion at 2127 Prytania Street is currently a Bed and Breakfast Resort. It was designed for the cotton broker Alexander Harris  by James H. Calrow in 1857 . (Calrow designed another mansion, the Brevard House at 1239 First Street before... More >

02/07/16 by Muriel Palmgren

Places to enjoy life in Mid-City/Bayou St. John area

  If you like this – SHARE IT, BOOKMARK IT, or PRINT IT, but most of all ENJOY IT! Exploring Mid-City We are so lucky to live in such a great culinary city!  New Orleanians LOVE to eat!  Neighborhood places offer such a variety of styles and flavors. Here is a list of a few for you to try.  Go explore the treasures in the Mid-City/Bayou St. John... More >

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