kari mccoy

The Real McCoy: Does agent still get paid even when not used?

Dear Kari, My husband and I had our home listed but it did not sell. The listing contract was over and we were thinking that we should just give ourselves a break. Then three we ...

The Real McCoy: How much does the homebuyer pay the agent?

Dear Kari, I am looking to buy my first house and I have all the information on the loan costs and fees. How much can I expect to pay a Realtor? Answer: This is a great ques ...

Editor's View: Blues riffs raise funds

It was quite a turnout Saturday evening for the El Dorado Hills Rotary Club’s Blues and Brews fundraiser. The group did a superb job putting on the shindig. For the full story, ...

The Real McCoy: What is ‘no-cost’ refinancing all about?

Dear Kari, I was talking with my neighbor and he said he just refinanced his home loan and it did not cost him anything. He suggested I do the same. Is that true? Answer: As t ...

The Real McCoy: Should I sign a buyer’s broker agreement?

Dear Kari, My wife and I have are finally going to buy a house. We have been going to lots of open houses on Sundays and this one Realtor asked us to sign a Buyer Broker Agreement ...

Lake views make home a hot commodity

There really is something to be said about having a view. And when it comes to El Dorado Hills, the best views in town involve Folsom Lake and the lights of Sacramento. There’s ...

The Real McCoy: What is the deal with home loan rates?

Dear Kari, My wife and I have been saving up for a long time to buy a house and we feel now is a good time to take that big step. We have $38,000 saved up for our down payment. W ...

The Real McCoy: What’s the difference between escrow and title?

Dear Kari, My Realtor said my offer was accepted and now the next step is this escrow thing. Since I have not purchased a home before, I really do not know what to expect. Can yo ...

The Real McCoy: What should you choose, lock or lose?

Dear Kari, My husband and I wanted to refinance our home. I called a referred loan company and I thought I heard the rate. When we got to the office, the rate was considerably hig ...

The Real McCoy: What exactly do you do in a walk-through?

Dear Kari, My wife and I bought a home and we have the loan and everything. But when we went to see the house on our “walk-though”, things did not look the same as we remember ...