First, you’ll want to step back…like WAY back …..because the worms are going to come squirming out of that particular can when you open it. Because state and national real … Continue reading What Should I Expect From An Agent?
If you have a particular move in date, pay close attention to this one. The settlement process (even for cash) is fairly involved and has a ton of moving parts. … Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Buy A House?
It always surprises me how often people put off something as exciting as the purchase of their next home because they’re trying to perfectly time the market. If this sounds … Continue reading Is Now The Best Time To Buy?
Without fail, when a client wants to buy a house that has multi-buyer interest on it, they always ask “How much do I have to pay without paying too much?” … Continue reading Win the Bid Without Giving Away The Farm
So what’s normal when it comes to home inspections? Are there things that come up on every one? Things that you should never see on a report? Things that … Continue reading What To Expect When You’re Inspecting
You throw your hands up in frustration as you get off the phone with yet another friend who just got a fantastic home under contract and set merrily about the … Continue reading Secret Stash Of Hot Properties
From time to time we run into a situation where a buyer will approach us directly asking if they can get a better deal on the home if they work … Continue reading Can I get a better deal working through the listing agent?
Would you believe that when a consumer asks “how’s the neighborhood?” agents are legally limited on their potential replies? Virtually everything we do is closely regulated, and if we were … Continue reading So how’s the neighborhood?
Homeownership is an amazing thing. There are few things more gratifying than waking up in the morning with the ability to act on the urge to paint a room or … Continue reading 3 Things To Avoid When Buying A Home
I wish I could say there was a hard and fast rule on this. Candidly, I wish there were a law requiring a pre-approval before setting foot in a … Continue reading Should You Get A Pre-Approval Up Front?
The negotiation of a deal is more art than science. Many factors come into play when determining how to structure a bid to make sure you actually get your … Continue reading How Much Should You Expect To Get Off The Price?
There are a ton of ways to answer this question. There’s also some SHOCKINGLY misleading information floating around on the Internet about how much money is required to buy a … Continue reading How Much Down Money Do You Need Do Buy A Home?