First Time Buyers

March 30, 2021

What It Means To Be in a Sellers’ Market

 


Butch and Debbie worked with us to sell & buy at the same time

 

If you’ve given even a casual thought to selling your house in the near future, this is the time to really think seriously about making a move. Here’s why this season is the ultimate sellers’ ...

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Feb. 22, 2021

Title Insurance vs Homeowner's Insurance: What's the Deal?

As soon as you go under contract for a property, a lot of questions will be thrown at you very quickly.  Understand part of the process beforehand can make you better equipped to move towards closing less stressed and better informed.

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Nov. 19, 2020

What’s Your Home Buying Power?

 

If you’re in the market for a new home, piece of land or investment property, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is, “What can we afford?” Many buyers become so caught up in how much they can afford that they don’t realize their total buying power ...

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Sept. 30, 2020

Buyer Survival Kit: Seller's Market Hacks for Buyers

How to get your offer accepted in a seller's market

Within the past several months, nearly every property I've put an offer in for a buyer has had multiple offers.  But we were the winning bid on every single one of them!  How did this happen?  By using ...

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Sept. 29, 2020

Move-Up Home vs. Second Home: Which One Is The Right Way To Go?

The pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have greatly impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home.

 

According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll, 75% of respondents who have begun working remotely would like to continue ...

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Feb. 19, 2020

Don’t Get Burned – Get a Home Inspection to Save Money on Your Next Purchase

Okay, you made one of the most important decisions in your life: you’re buying a home! You found your ideal home. It’s in your desired neighborhood, close to everything you love, you dig its design and feel, and you’re ready to finalize the deal.

But, whoa … wait a minute ...

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Feb. 9, 2020

Understanding Residential Appraisals

The appraisal.  

Everyone waits for it to arrive on the lender's desk.  As days tick by, a slight sense of dread covers the land.  It's hard to put a finger on why, because there is so much mystery and uncertainty around the appraisal process.  ...

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Sept. 16, 2019

Things to Avoid *AFTER* Applying for a Mortgage

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer – someone who will be ...

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Sept. 14, 2019

What Is the Probability That Home Values Sink?

With the current uncertainty about the economy triggered by a potential trade war, some people are telling themselves to wait to purchase their first home or move-up to their dream house because they think or hope home prices will drop over the next few years. However, the experts disagree with ...

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April 2, 2019

Early Spring Real Estate Update

Back in November, which means before the extreme cold snap and mountains of snow descended on us, I wrote a post explaining what was going on in the market.  There was a strange doomsday rumor circulating, that everything was going to crash, and there would be deals galore.   ...

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