buying a house in Edwardsville

Pre-qualify vs Pre-approve

Pre-qualify, Pre-approve – What’s The Difference?

Some mortgage terms can be confusing, none more so than the similarities and differences between prequalification and preapproval. The two terms are often used interchangeably, but they mean very different things to lenders, real estate professionals and home sellers. Prequalifying is a rough-idea process that tells you how much money you’ll likely be able to …

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What Happens During a Closing?

“Sandie’s Two Cents:” What Happens During a Closing?

The home search is over! You have finally found the perfect home in the ideal location, negotiated the price, had your offer accepted, and are ready to make the big move. After the walk-through, appraisal, and some constructive “back-and-forth” with the agents, family members, and friends, the next step is finally here: it’s closing time! …

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Fall In Love With Edwardsville

So Many Reasons To Fall In Love With Edwardsville/Glen Carbon

For those of us that live and work in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon, we know how important community spirit can be when cultivating a hometown. Winston Churchill once said “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon community is proud of it’s altruistic …

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