Tag: buying


What are the expectations of an offer right now?

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The Inspection Dilemma  The two-story, colonial a few doors down from ours went on the market last Tuesday, and after 23 showings in a single day, the “sold” shingle was swaying in the wind by the next morning. While the interest resulted in a windfall for my neighbors, the sellers, I can’t help but wonder [...]

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Why do you need an appraisal to buy a home?

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Unless you are a cash buyer, settling on the amount you will pay for a home isn’t always as simple as agreeing to pay the listing price. If you are applying for a home loan, you have to get an appraisal. So what is an appraisal for? When do you have to get an appraisal? [...]

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Pre-qualification, pre-approval, fully underwritten pre-approval: What are the differences?

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Pre-qualification, pre-approval, fully underwritten pre-approval: What are the differences? Are all of them necessary or just some? While aspects of pre-qualifications and pre-approvals are similar, there are some key differences. Pre-Qualification This is just an estimate to get an idea of what mortgage you can probably afford. A mortgage pre-qualification is generally quick to get, [...]

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Why You Should Use an Agent When Building A Home

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Real estate agents aren’t helpful just for buying previously owned homes. They’re also a valuable asset if you’re looking to build new. Beth explains why in this short video. Find more New Construction Tips here. [...]

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Questions You Should Ask Any Agent

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Looking for an agent who can help you buy or sell? So many people use the first realtor they talk to, never asking for information to determine whether or not the relationship will be a good fit. Take our advice and ask the questions below to give you insight about an agent’s qualifications and to [...]

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What is capital gains tax?

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What is capital gains tax, and do you need to worry about it? Beth has the answer. Watch and learn! Find more Pro Tips here. [...]

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