Category: Buyers


Questions to Ask Your Lender

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What music are you into?  Do you have a nickname?  What’s your sign?  These are questions you may be interested in, but this is not speed dating.  Given that, developing a relationship with a lender prior to house shopping is something you definitely should do.  Experienced REALTORS® can point you in the right direction as [...]

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Places to Find Down Payment Money

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If you’re thinking of purchasing a home, chances are you’re aware of what you’ll need to do in general to get financially prepared. If applicable, promptly paying off any minor lingering debts would be helpful. You’ll want to refrain from purchasing any big-ticket items that involve a loan or having your credit checked to avoid [...]

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Final Walkthroughs | What Are They and What to Look For?

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A final walkthrough determines that the property is substantially in the same condition as when the offer was written.  That’s it.  Pretty cut and dry, right?  As we explore this in more detail, I want to emphasize the word substantially.  At the final walkthrough, we will indeed look at everything, but the main purpose of [...]

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Consumer Thoughts on Home Buying

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Some of life’s questions are impossible to answer: When is the right time to get married? To become a parent? To change careers? To buy a house?  Buying a house, though scary, doesn’t have to be one of those challenging life questions. Basically, the right time is now. And now. Annnnnnnnd…now.  I know what you’re [...]

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Condominium vs Townhouse vs Single Family Home

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If a condo, a townhouse, and a single family home were to enter a metaphorical boxing ring, perception is the single family home would leave holding the belt every time. So what gives? What makes buyers fearful of the condo and townhome world? Some buyers would say condos and townhomes are harder to sell, especially [...]

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The Transitional Housing Market: Where Are We Now?

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New agents and customers often ask me about the changes that happen in the late summer and early fall housing market. Right now, the market is in a place where, unlike the last two years, sellers might get a handful of showings and no offers, even when a house is competitively priced. Buyers might actually [...]

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