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    Buying or Selling in Lexington? How Our Experienced Team Will Impress You

    By Nick Ratliff | September 30, 2014

    Whether you’re buying a new home in the Lexington area or you’ve decided it’s time to sell and move on, the Nick Ratliff Realty Team is here to ensure that your real estate transaction is a success. As lifelong Kentucky residents, we’re confident that our combination of deep local knowledge, personalized service and powerful technology... Read More

    How to Fine Tune Your Home Search by Using Our Website

    By Nick Ratliff | September 16, 2014

    Did you know that more than 70 percent of today’s home buyers and sellers begin their transaction on a real estate website like ours? In today’s blog post we’ll share a few ways that our website and powerful search technology can assist you with your next home purchase or sale. Homebuyers: Search for Homes by... Read More

    How to Bridge the Buying and Selling Gap

    By Nick Ratliff | August 19, 2014

    If you’re thinking of buying a new house or piece of real estate in Lexington you might be wondering how you’ll manage things if your current home doesn’t sell before you close on your new one. In this blog post we’ll share a few tips for managing the gap between purchasing your new home and... Read More

    How to Buy the Lifestyle

    By Nick Ratliff | July 26, 2014

    Whether you’re making the move to Lexington for the first time or you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade to a community like Chevy Chase, the quality of life you desire should be a major influence in the location and type of real estate you buy. In this article we’ll share why moving to Lexington doesn’t... Read More

    Great Reasons to Move to Lexington!

    By Nick Ratliff | January 29, 2014

    Located in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass region, Lexington is known as the “Horse Capital of the World.” Despite the Kentucky education stigma, nearly 40 percent of Lexington residents have their bachelor’s degree, and according to the Census Bureau Lexington is the tenth most educated city in the nation. With a median household income... Read More

    Closing Cost Basics | Lexington Real Estate

    By Nick Ratliff | January 23, 2014

    So you’ve done all the hard work and saved a sizable down payment, and now you’re ready to buy your new home. Along with choosing a lender to secure a mortgage loan, you will also have to take into account closing costs, which can be considerable. See below for a full list of closing costs... Read More

    How Much Home Can You Afford in Lexington, KY

    By Nick Ratliff | January 21, 2014

    Buying a home is one of the American Dreams we all strive for. For many of us hunting for the our next home in Lexington, we often forget the costs that come with buying a home. Such a large undertaking requires careful consideration and planning before we carry out the transaction. Often, we have one... Read More

    Mortgage Pre-Approval Basics | Lexington Real Estate

    By Nick Ratliff | January 14, 2014

    Owning a home is the dream of many people, but it’s a complicated process. There are many steps in buying a home in Lexington, Kentucky. Although many people think the first steps are to hire a real estate broker and start looking at houses, this is not the best way to start your search. One... Read More

    5 Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid in Lexington, KY

    By Nick Ratliff | January 9, 2014

    As long as someone goes about it the right way, buying a home is a smart investment. Going about it the wrong way, however, can lead to much stress as well as financial devastation. For those looking for a home in the Lexington, KY area, take comfort in knowing the real estate market is booming... Read More

    What Not to Do During the Mortgage Application Process

    By Nick Ratliff | November 24, 2013

    Now that you have found the home that you wish to purchase, the home buying processes begin. Receiving an approval for a mortgage can be very tricky, especially since the meltdown of the mortgage market a few years ago. However, tricky does not mean impossible. Most people can still get approved for a mortgage if... Read More

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