Wednesday, January 19, 2022

2022 Real Estate Predictions for Aiken, SC


Wonder what the market is going to do in 2022? This week Vikki and Brandi are joined by a few other experts to predict how the real estate market will change or maybe stay the same... stay tuned to find out!


Brandi Cook and Vikki Crossland

Meybohm Real Estate


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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

New Year Hacks for Your Home


Ready to start FRESH in the new year? Check out some hacks from Brandi and Vikki on just how to get there.

Stay up to date on tips and trends for homeowners, sellers and buyers by subscribing to our YouTube Page https://www.youtube.com/user/aikenhomesteam and following us on Social Media!


Brandi Cook and Vikki Crossland

Meybohm Real Estate


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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

8 Reasons to Ditch Your Landlord


Still renting? Been contemplating buying a home? Join Vikki and Brandi this week as they give you 8 reasons to ditch renting (and your landlord) and become a homeowner! Want to know more? We're here to help!


Brandi Cook and Vikki Crossland

Meybohm Real Estate

803.645.3325 | 803.645.8008


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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Brandi and Vikki's 3rd Annual Blooper Reel


If you can't laugh at yourself (and your partner/mother/daughter combo) who can you laugh at?! We love to end the year with laughter and light heartedness! Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year full of love, friendship, kindness and laughter!


Vikki Crossland and Brandi Cook

Meybohm Real Estate


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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Will Soft Inquiries Hurt Your Credit Score?

 


Soft inquiries, sometimes known as a soft credit check or a soft credit pull, do not impact your credit scores because they are not attached to a specific application for credit.  They can occur when a credit card issuer or mortgage lender checks a person's credit for preapproval purposes.

Examples of soft inquiries are when you check your own credit or one of your current creditors checks your credit.  If you are concerned about the negative impact on your score, specify to the lender that you want a "soft pull" to see if you qualify for preapproval.

Soft inquiries may appear on your credit report but should not adversely affect your credit score.

Consumers are entitled to one free copy from each major credit bureau, Experian, Equifax and TransUnion, once every twelve months available at AnnualCreditReport.com. 

Hard inquiries occur when a borrower makes a new application for credit.  These will impact your credit score and will remain on your credit report for about two years.  The impact is usually minimal and scores tend to rebound within a few months if no new negative information appears.

Borrowers may be concerned about multiple inquiries when they are shopping for rates or even approvals.  Scoring models have algorithms to account for this situation if the inquires take place in a 14 to 45-day period. 

Even a hard inquiry should not necessarily concern you and probably, will only play a minor role in your score.  Soft inquiries, regardless of how many you may have will not impact your score.

Working with a trusted mortgage professional and sharing your concerns in advance of the "hard pull" is valuable.  This mortgage professional may even be able to advise you on some things that could improve your credit score which may actually improve your score which could result in qualifying for a lower rate that could save thousands and possibly, tens of thousands of dollars over the life of your mortgage.

Your real estate professional can recommend a trusted mortgage professional to you.





Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Merry Christmas from the Aiken Homes Team!


We are thankful, grateful and full of love as we celebrate this Christmas season... all because of YOU! Wishing our friends, clients, colleagues and families a Merry & Bright Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year,

Cheers Y'all!


Brandi Cook and Vikki Crossland

Meybohm Real Estate


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