Chip Parmelly Blog

What Is Equity and Why Is It Important?

Have you heard that owning a home helps ‘build equity’ but still not sure what that means?
Posted by Natalie Arnold on June 26, 2017 in No Category
You’ve probably heard people throw around the word “equity” when they’re talking about homeownership. You might have heard someone say that owning a home helps you “build equity” or perhaps you heard someone talk about “borrowing against equity.” But what exactly is equity? And why does it matter? What Is Equity?Equity is what you own, minus what you owe. It’s the percentage of your home value that belongs to you free and clear. If your home is wort... read more
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Seniors Buying a Home: Is a Traditional Mortgage the Right Move?

Written by Jim Vogel
Posted by Natalie Arnold on June 15, 2017 in No Category
Written by Jim Vogel:There are many great reasons a senior would want to move from their long-term home. Maybe they want to downsize, as the upkeep on their family home is becoming too much of a burden. Maybe they want to move closer to family. Maybe they just want a change of scenery. Whatever the reason, many seniors will look to secure a traditional home loan for the new purchase. Here are some things to think about before you do.   Are you even qualified right now? It may have been a very long... read more
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6 Ways to Be the Best Buyer in a Competitive Market

Here are a few ways to be a better buyer than the rest in a competitive real estate market.
Posted by Natalie Arnold on June 06, 2017 in No Category
If you’re trying to purchase a home in a competitive market, you need to be able to prove to the seller that you are the right buyer for their home. The housing market in DFW has seen steady growth over the past few years. The demand for housing is high, but a lack of inventory has created an environment where there are too many buyers for the number of available homes. For sellers, this often leads to multiple offers for higher prices, but buyers are discovering that homes only stay on the mar... read more
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A Memorial Day Tribute

Vietnam Vet & Manager at Coldwell Banker Hunter Realty, in Medina, OH, sheds light on what Memorial Day is truly all about.
Posted by Natalie Arnold on May 27, 2017 in No Category
The United States Army. The Marine Corps. The Navy. The Coast Guard. The Air Force. These five branches of the military are comprised of courageous men and women who serve our country daily. They could be your son/daughter, sister/brother, a parent/grandparent, a neighbor, or a complete stranger. Regardless, they are the individuals who take an oath to protect us, our homes, and the lives we have grown accustomed to, while sometimes giving up their own. Each year, we honor these fallen men and women on Me... read more
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Who is the Most Visited Real Estate Brand Online?

Hint: It starts out “Cold” but heats up with “well Banker”
Posted by Natalie Arnold on May 26, 2017 in No Category
According to the 2016 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the average home buyers visits at least 7 different websites to look for a home. That’s a lot of browsing and if you’re selling your home it’s not enough to just have your home featured on 100 different real estate sites. You want to make sure your real estate agent has them posted on the sites that get seen. Coldwell Banker® is the most visited national real estate b... read more
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