The Buying Process

How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to Understand

This summer, many buyers are getting ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to buy. The truth is, many potential buyers continue to dream longer than they need to, simply because they’re confused about the homebuying process. Thankfully, working with a trusted real estate professional can help ease …

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Pre-Approved? You May Need a Second Opinion

Have you already been pre-approved for a mortgage?  If I were, you, I’d call for a “second opinion.” If you have already been pre-approved or pre-qualified for a mortgage on your next home, are you absolutely sure you are getting the best deal? I’m not talking about interest rate either. I’m talking about the structure …

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Getting Ready for Closing and Finalizing The Deal

Pre-Closing Preparation As the date of the closing draws near, you will need to make contact with the closing attorney and your mortgage lender to ensure that all the necessary documents are being prepared. A few days before the closing on your new home, you will need to contact your utility services such as electricity, …

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When Do I Need a Home Inspection?

So your offer has been accepted! Now it’s time for the property to be inspected.  A property inspection,  HVAC inspection and environmental (asbestos, mold, radon) test should be completed to ensure that the property meets or exceeds the standards as stated in the Purchase and Sale Contract. If there are issues or discrepancies exposed, you …

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Real Estate Agents | What Are Their Obligations

About Real Estate Agency One of the most common misconceptions that is shared by a large number of home buyers is that when working with a Real Estate Agent, he or she will “automatically” represent you as a buyer. As we will discuss, unless this is specifically disclosed in writing, in all probability the Agent …

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Using A Realtor vs. Finding A Home On Your Own

Advantages of Using a Real Estate Agent When you start to consider whether to purchase your first home, one of the first questions that comes to mind is, should I use a Real Estate Agent? Although it is certainly possible to do it on your own, there are several more compelling reasons to use an …

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