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Buyer Videos

Here are some short videos to help you better understand certain parts of the buying process and how to be more successful when buying.

Closing Costs Explained Visually

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Purchasing a home is exciting. Once escrow begins, the excitement can change to frustration, particularly if you are not ready for the closing costs that quickly accumulate. Closing costs simply refer to the fees associated with various things associated with the escrow process in a real estate transaction. In the excitement of having an offer accepted for your dream home, […]

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Title Insurance Explained Visually

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What is title insurance and why should any buyer get it when purchasing a home (single family, townhouse, condo, apartment, or whatever format your home purchase takes)? Doesn’t the attorney or settlement company handling the closing see to it that you have a clear title? Isn’t this just another way for someone to siphon a few coins off a […]

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How Do I Determine The Initial Offer?

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As you’ll see in this video, unless you have a buyer’s agent remember that the agent works for the seller. Make a point of asking him or her to keep your discussions and information confidential. Listen to your real estate agent’s advice but follow your own reason on deciding a fair price. Calculating your offer […]

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How Do I Make An Offer?

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Watch this video and it’ll make sense. Your real estate agent will assist you in making an offer which will include the following information: The Complete legal description of the property The Amount of earnest money The Down payment and financing details The Proposed move-in date The Price you are offering The Proposed closing date […]

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What Are “Home Warranties”, And Should I Consider Them?

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You’ll see some pictures in this video to help you remember later, but essentially, home warranties offer you protection for a specific period of time, such as one year, against potentially costly problems like unexpected repairs on appliances or home systems which are not covered by homeowner’s insurance. Warranties are becoming more popular because they […]

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What Is An Inspection Clause?

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Remember these pointers from the video: you may want to include an inspection clause in the offer when negotiating for a home. An inspection clause gives you an “out” on buying the house if serious problems are found or gives you the ability to renegotiate the purchase price if repairs are needed. An inspection clause […]

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Do I Need To Be There For The Inspection?

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It’s not required, but it’s a good idea.  As this story shows, let the inspector do their job while you take notes and pictures. Following the inspection the home inspector will be able to answer questions about the report and any problem areas. This is also an opportunity to hear an objective opinion on the […]

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Do I Need A Lawyer To Buy A Home?

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As we show you in this video, laws vary by state. Some states require a lawyer to assist in several aspects of the home buying process while other states do not as long as a qualified real estate professional is involved. Even if your state doesn’t require one you may want to hire a lawyer […]

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