Cora's Properties

It’s a Question of Insurance

Newsletter Cover Stories It’s a Question of Insurance Let’s face it…. insurance is pretty boring!  I mean really, the only thing fun about insurance is their commercials!  Geiko, State Farm and even Farmers insurance have done a pretty good job with their advertisements of late.  But as boring and uninteresting as it might be, it […]

Should you allow a buyer to move in your home early?

Ask Cora Should you allow a buyer to move in your home early? Hey Cora, I live out of state and have sold my house. The buyers haven’t closed yet, but they want to rent my house before they close. This makes me nervous, with this COVID thing and they cannot be evicted, what happens […]

Home Buyers: 10 Answers to 10 Questions

Ask Cora Home Buyers: 10 Answers to 10 Buyers Hey Cora, I am thinking about buying a home, but I have 10 questions!  I am hoping you can answer them: Signed Little Miss Quizzical! Dear Quizzical, Thanks for the questions, I am hoping that these answers will help you. Should I buy or rent a […]

Should I do a kitchen remodel?

Ask Cora Should I do a kitchen remodel? Hey Cora, I am thinking about doing a kitchen remodel before I sell my home. What should I do and not do? Signed Kitchen Queen Dear Ms. Queen, Well, let’s be super careful here because kitchen remodels can get really spendy really quickly. I’ll give you 5 […]

Why do I have to pay closing costs AND a downpayment?

Ask Cora Why do I have to pay closing costs AND a downpayment? Hey Cora, What are closing costs? I heard that if I am buying a home and I put a percentage down on said home, then I still have to pay closing costs. Someone said that could be as much as 3% of […]

Should I sign a one time listing agreement?

Ask Cora Should I sign a one time listing agreement? Hey Cora, A realtor called me and said they have a buyer for my property, and I didn’t even have it for saIe! The realtor said that they would like me to sign a one-time listing agreement with them. What does this mean and what […]

Seller Step 15 – Leaving keys and recording

Seller Step 15 – Leaving keys and recording Key things to note: Leave all keys in the house or with the title company Leave all garage door openers in the home Leave any keys to pad locks, sheds etc in the home Leave any mail keys, or let us know how you receive mail As […]

Seller Step 14 – Preparing for closing and signing

Seller Step 14 – Preparing for closing and signing Key things to note: All parties on the contract must be recent at closing unless you have a Power of Attorney (POA) We will know the exact amount of your proceeds before you arrive at closing You will have your proceeds the following business day after […]

Seller Step 13 – Amendments and extensions

Seller Step 13 – Amendments and extensions Amendments and extension to the contracts are typical and quite normal. Things change. It can be as simple as a name change – Sometimes, buyers need to change the names on the contract to maybe just one buyer, or from one to two buyers. Sometimes there is clarification […]