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Welcome to our Newly Constructed Website!

the word website being constructed with a craneWe've constructed a new website! If you’ve visited brwnstone.com in the past, you’ll notice we’ve done some remodeling. If this is your first time here, we’re happy to have you as our guest and hope you’ll come back again. Settle in, look around. We’ve added a lot of new bells and whistles.

Preparing Your Home to Sell

Nice kitchen settingMaking a first good impression is vital to your success.

There are five factors to selling your home. Location, financing, marketing, price and condition. You can't influence location or financing, marketing is your agent’s responsibility, and price is determined by the market. But condition is in your control.

Fast Fixes to Your Credit Score

Magnifying glass over the words credit scoreGetting the Best Rates Possible

In a previous post, I stated you needed a credit score between 640 and 680 to qualify for a mortgage. To get the best rates offered by a mortgage company, however, you should have a score in the 750 range. With this type of credit score you'll not only get the best mortgage rates, but also insurance rates. So, by improving your credit scores you improve your pocketbook.

From Search to Settlement


couple looking at homes on laptopLet’s talk home purchases. Whether you’re new to the field, upsizing or downsizing, there are several things you should know about purchasing a home.

The first step in the buying process is to obtain a pre-approval letter from your financial institution or mortgage company. This service should be provided free of charge and will allow you to set a limit on the price of your home. In order to qualify for a mortgage, your credit score should ideally be between 640 and 680.