Town and Country Blog

What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?

Posted by Brooke Price on March 29, 2021 in  uncategorized
According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans reached 753 in February. As lending standards have tightened recently, many are concerned over whether or not their credit score is strong enough to qualify for a mortgage. While stricter lending standards could be a challenge for some, many buyers may be surprised by the options that are still available for borrowers with lower credit scores.  T... read more

How to Make a Winning Offer on a Home

Posted by Brooke Price on March 26, 2021 in  uncategorized
Today’s homebuyers are faced with a strong sellers' market, which means there are a lot of active buyers competing for a relatively low number of available homes. As a result, it’s essential to understand how to make a confident and competitive offer on your dream home. Here are five tips for success in this critical stage of the homebuying process. 1. Listen to Your Real Estate Advisor An article from Freddie Mac gives direction on making an offer on a home. From the start, it empha... read more
Expect tranquil muted blues, happy shades of yellow, and even bold doses of black in the coming year. By Cyndy Aldred  January 07, 2021It's that time again when paint manufacturers release their predictions for the colors that will be most popular in the year ahead. After a tumultuous year, hues that soothe and lift our spirits are expected to be the biggest paint color trends as we say hello to 2021. Whether you prefer muted blues and greens, happy shades of yellow, or rich, moo... read more
There’s nothing quite like realizing you’re ready to pop the question: “Will you accept this offer?” Yes, just like in romance, many homeowners fondly can recall the special moment when they decided a house was “the one.” Whether it’s a hard-to-find feature or a home that stands out by checking nearly every item on a wish list, it’s exciting when you can begin picturing life playing out in a specific home. For Bryan and Casey Morgan of Kansas, this process began by pl... read more

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Spring

Posted by Brooke Price on March 18, 2021 in  uncategorized
When selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting for the best time to win as a seller, the market is calling your name this spring. Here are five reasons why this is the perfect time to sell your house if you’re ready. 1. There’s high demand from homebuyers. Buyer demand is strong right now, and buyers are active in the market. ShowingTime, which tracks the average number of buyer showings on... read more