Jim Swanson

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How much should I offer for the home I want?

April 1st, 2014 by Jim Swanson

It is a common question for a buyer to ask and agent.  Everyone wants to cut their best deal, but as markets change, buyers need to know the reality of the market and then act according to the market if they are going to be successful. As a Realtor, I meet with clients and we […]

Is it more affordable to Rent instead of Buying?

February 21st, 2014 by Jim Swanson

A Recent Article in DS News asks this question and cites some pretty staggering increases in monthly payments for purchasing homes.  This is all about affordability.  There comes a point where a budget will only allow so much money to be available to cover a mortgage or the rent. A few years ago the news […]

Loan Modification as an Option?

February 14th, 2014 by Jim Swanson

HOPE NOW Completes 768,000 Modifications Author: Colin Robins February 13, 2014 0: This is from DSNews.com HOPE NOW, a voluntary, private sector alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, mortgage insurers, and non-profit counselors, released a press release Thursday outlining its loan modification data from 2013. In total, 768,000 homeowners received loan modifications from HOPE NOW in […]


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Jim is an oustanding agent, he was always there for us and guiding us along the way to buying our first home. If you are looking for an Agent that cares that you get what you want and for the price that you want then Jim is the guy for you. No matter what... (more)


I worked with Jim over the last 6 months. His knowledge of the area and expertise in the closing process and helped me find the absolute most for my budget. During the long and tedious process of my short sale, Jim was a huge help with explaining the process... (more)


We Recently bought our second home and used Jim Swanson as our agent. Not only was he knowledgable and fun to work with he was able to negotate with the seller to get a great buy. I have heard Horror stories about friends and their recent home purchases,... (more)

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