Home Buying Tips

Oct. 14, 2021

TO-DOS FOR FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS

Are you becoming a first-time homeowner? First of all, congratulations! That is such a significant accomplishment! Yes, even just thinking about becoming a homeowner and beginning the search is something to be proud of.

The process can be overwhelming, but to get you started in organizing your search, use this ...

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Oct. 14, 2021

Risks of Removing Contingencies

Typical real estate offers include a wide variety of standard contingencies. These can include home inspections, appraisal, and loan approval. In a fast-moving, seller’s market, one of the ways to make an offer more appealing is to remove contingencies.

Real estate contingencies are intended to protect the buyer from unforeseen ...

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July 19, 2021

ADVICE FOR ALL OUR NEW HOMEOWNERS

Settling into a brand new neighborhood can be pretty overwhelming. After all, you just spent months or years getting to know the neighborhood you lived in previously, so it can feel like a daunting task to start that process all over again.That’s why we put together a list of ...

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May 17, 2021

DOWNSIZING MADE EASY

 

With the current seller’s market, we are seeing people taking advantage of the hot market and selling “the family home” to downsize into a smaller more manageable home for their current lifestyle. Deciding to shift to a more care-free dwelling is easy – determining where to begin is much ...

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May 7, 2021

Downsizing? What to Do with Your Stuff

Whether you call it downsizing or rightsizing, the bottom line is you’re moving into a smaller space and have no idea what to do with all the stuff you’ve collected over the years. Many people consider moving from a larger home to a smaller home at some point in their ...

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April 30, 2021

Understanding the Back-Up Offer

 

“When can I consider my home sold? This is one of the most common questions real estate agents are asked. While the laws vary in different states, generally the contract is binding once both parties sign the offer. At that time the closing process begins. This is also the ...

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Feb. 19, 2021

HOW TO GET YOUR OFFER ACCEPTED IN A SELLER'S MARKET?

The market is hot right now! The reason? A low number of properties are being listed for sale while a high number of homebuyers are looking to buy. More buyers means more sellers are getting multiple offers for their properties. So, how can you make your offer stand out and ...

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Jan. 7, 2021

Be Prepared for Closing Costs

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Saving for a down payment in preparation for buying a new home is pretty common knowledge. With the mortgage meltdown, most mortgages that allowed zero down payments disappeared. While FHA and VA loans still offer little to no money down, most potential homebuyers will need to save at least 5-20 ...
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Sept. 8, 2020

Getting Outbid? Make Your Offer Stand Out.

Getting outbid? make your offer stand out

 

Summer is traditionally a busy time for buyers and sellers. This year has been no exception—and with lower interest rates, many homebuyers are finding the competitive environment challenging. With multiple buyers competing for properties, even terrific offers are often being outbid. Fortunately, there are some things you can do ...

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