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What Buyers Have to Choose From Now

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With a very, very low inventory of homes for sale, especially in higher demand areas, it is important for buyers to have a good understanding of the current market in order to have any chance at succeeding in the buying process right now. I’ve been telling the buyers that I’m working with that there are […]

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Are You Getting the Whole Truth?

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It’s great to be a seller in a seller’s market and you can pretty much get whatever you want when you sell your house, right? As I described in the previous post, you need to have all the information to understand where your local market is to make the right decisions and part of that […]

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The Six Basic Home-Buying Steps

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In any residential purchase there will be six steps you will always go through and this applies whether you are a first-time homebuyer or you are an experienced purchaser. Each step will vary in how long it takes and how complicated it is from deal to deal. But the basic overall procedure will essentially remain […]

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Protecting Yourself When Buying a Home

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Whether you are buying your first home or you’re buying your 10th, you need to make sure you and your agent take the right actions to protect you on one of the largest purchases you will make in your life. The 3 areas in which you will want to have the proper level of protection have […]

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The Top Priority: What Do You Need and Want?

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Whether you’re buying or selling a home, condo or townhouse you have some kind of goals in mind. Those should be first things to determine before even starting on any actions in buying or selling. I have learned over the last decade of working with both buyers and sellers that success only can happen if […]

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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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