5 Home Buying Tips from Realtors

Five Home Buying Tips from Realtors via A1 Mortgage

Before you make the big leap and start to look for your new home, there are some secrets your realtor would like to let you in on to make your home buying experience go as smoothly as possible. Here are five tips to ensure you are happy in your new home.

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You finally found the perfect home for your family, but unfortunately you don’t have the 20 percent down payment that your lender requires to finance your loan. Qualifying for a home loan can be difficult sometimes, especially if you have less than perfect credit or other risk factors that a lender might see. Don’t fret […]

Quarterly Taxes for Real Estate Agents

Tax Tips for Realtors from A1 Mortgage

As a real estate agent, you work hard for your money and are always on the clock. You are showing houses night and day and have to be ready to answer the phone  every time a client calls. For better or for worse, you are considered self-employed by the government. It can be easy to […]

Exterior Home Staging

Home Staging Tips from A1 Mortgage Kansas City

Staging your home is common when selling your house. Have you thought about staging the outside though? It’s a simple but often overlooked thing that can make the difference between selling your home quickly and having it sit on the market for weeks.

Renovate vs Moving – Which is right for you?


The time has come that you have outgrown your home. Before you decide to put in on the market, weigh the pros and cons of renovating verses moving. Could a renovation solve the issue that makes you want to move? Would moving make the most sense and be a good fit for your family? There […]

How To Babyproof Your Home


Is your family expanding by two feet? Whether you’re newly pregnant or due any moment, now is the time to get started on baby proofing your home. While it may seem early, babies start exploring and touching everything as soon as they can. You want your home all ready to go when that happens. How […]

How to be a Courteous Neighbor


No wonder Mr. Rogers was the best neighbor in the neighborhood. He was friendly, warm, and very welcoming of people new to the neighborhood. Being a good neighbor shouldn’t be hard; all you have to do is be considerate of your neighbors and know good neighbor etiquette. Review these tips below to ensure that you’re […]

Winter Boat Storage


With all of the great local Kansas City lakes, more and more people are purchasing boats. The only downside to owning a boat in Kansas City, is the unavoidable winter weather. And it’s about that time again. Summer is slowly winding down now and unfortunately that means that’s it’s about time to retire your boat […]

How to Increase the Value of your Home


Have you been thinking about selling your home lately? Are you worried your home isn’t going to sell for what it’s worth? The key to getting the most value out of your home is to make your house inviting to potential buyers. Increasing your home value can be hassle-free if you follow some tips. 

Home Buying Tips


You are finally ready to purchase that house you’ve been dreaming of.  Before you jump into house hunting, there are some things you can do to be prepared for what you’re about to undertake. Here are some tips to ensure that your home buying experience goes smoothly and you find your dream home.