April 2024

There are 3 blog entries for April 2024.

April 2024 - Jean-Luc Andriot - RE Terms Assumable Mortgage for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 041124

Mortgage rates have remained stubbornly high.

But did you know that homebuyers can take over certain types of mortgages from the seller—at their original interest rates?

These loans, called assumable mortgages, may include U.S. government-backed FHA, VA, and USDA loans when certain criteria are met.

If you have an assumable loan with a low interest rate, it could be an important selling point for your home.

Reach out for a free consultation to learn more!

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Mad for Metal Chrome Makes A Cozy Comeback for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 040424

Is chrome finally making a comeback? Writer Emma Apple Chozick describes seeing chrome accents everywhere on a recent trip to Scandinavia.
But how do you take this industrial metal and soften it up for a modern look?
Architectural Digest has the answers.

Read on

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6 Strategies to Save on Home Insurance Premiums for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 040224

From wildfires to floods, the past few years have brought a historic number of devastating climate and weather events to the United States. In 2023 alone, there were 28 individual weather-related disasters that caused at least $1 billion in damages each.1

These events triggered a huge influx of home insurance claims, and analysts expect the increase in both catastrophes and claims to continue. Adding to the problem, construction labor and supply costs have risen, making it more expensive to repair affected homes. Consequently, home insurance rates have surged: In 2024, Bankrate reports, premiums are already up an average of 23%, following double-digit increases the previous year.2,3

In disaster-prone regions, the situation is even more

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