Category: Education

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Episode #170 – Should I Attend a BRRRR (Buy, Renovate, Rent, Refinance) Seminar?

On this week’s episode of “Open House with Team Reba”, we discuss the recent trend of BRRRR seminars–the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. BRRRR stands for “buy, renovate, rent, refinance”, and is the new “flip-it and get rich” system being touted online and in ads. We discuss this...

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Episode #160 – PMI Tax Deductions, Local Market Snapshots, Refinancing, and DADUs

On this past weekend’s episode of “Open House with Team Reba”, Reba and Eric covered a number of really great topics, including PMI tax deductions, local market snapshots, refinancing, and detached additional dwelling units (DADUs). First up, PMI Tax Credits: Congress actually did a good thing, can you believe it!?...

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Mike Olden: VP Sales & Education at the American Reporting Company

This Week on ‘Open House’, Reba and Eric welcomed Mike Olden, Vice President of Sales and Education for the American Reporting Company. They provide credit reporting and settlement services to the mortgage lending communities. Together they covered topics including: Credit reporting updates that affect consumers and lenders. Are all credit scores...

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Is This Your Situation: Prepping Your Home for Sale

As you prepare to put your home on the market, consider prioritizing the tasks that will make your house sale-ready on a budget: Clean and declutter your house. Empty spaces encourage potential buyers to imagine themselves living there and a clean house looks well cared for. Remove clothes from your closet...

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Is This Your Situation: How Much Money Should I Put Down on a Home?

If you’re shopping for a mortgage right now, chances are you’ve heard a lot of opinions about how much you should spend on a down payment. Many people think that the more you can spend on a down payment the better, but there are some factors at play that may...

Reba Haas and Eric Aasness

Episode #158 – Pre-Approvals, BRRR Seminars, and Turning a 30-Year Mortgage Into 18

On this episode of “Open House with Team Reba”, we welcome Reba back from her trip to Bali. She’s all refreshed and amped up for our upcoming first-time homebuyer class on Feb 29th, leap day, from 9:30am-1:30pm. If you or someone you know wants to leap into homeownership, this class...