June is National Homeownership Month and there will be thousands of closings around the country. Excited buyers and sellers will be meeting around the closing table exchanging stories, keys, photos and well wishes. That is – if they ever get to the closing table. … More Avoiding This Scam in Real Estate
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Making the decision to purchase a home is huge and most buyers have no idea where to begin. Check back every Tuesday for Stress Less! Buyer Tips … More Stress Less! Buyer Tip 20: Putting Your Money on the Line
I taught a homebuyer class last week and at the end I opened the floor for final questions. One gentleman very politely thanked me for my time and expertise and then proceeded to ask ‘why he needed a Realtor?’ He said that everything he needed for the homebuying process was on-line and he could just … More Can I “Google” my way to buying a home?
The Buyer’s Home Inspection is Tomorrow – How do I Prepare? One of the most pivotal points in the sale of a home is the buyers’ home inspection. While there aren’t many things that a seller can do at the last minute to prepare, here are a few simple ways to avoid needless issues. 1. … More The Buyers’ Home Inspection is Tomorrow – How Do I Prepare?
If you’re not a designer/decorating guru, you probably find the actual act of decorating a bit daunting and slightly overwhelming. How will you ever begin the intimidating task of making your house your home? I could advise you on the major do’s and don’ts of decorating or explain the differences between the countless design styles … More I have purchased my new house and need helping making it my home – where do I start?
According to the National Association of Realtor, over 90% of buyers begin their home search on-line. The most popular sites are Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com with individual brokerage sites such as Keller Williams Realty, Re/Max and others coming in a distant second. All of the outside companies work with the various Realtor Multiple Listing Services … More Listings at your Fingertips
Searching for a home can be a very exciting time for a buyer but if not done properly it can also be a source of stress and frustration. As a Realtor, here are a few tips that I use to make the search process flow a little smoother. 1. Schedule all showings the evening before … More Making the Best of the Home Search
Wondering what exactly the due diligence period is? … More Can you explain the ‘due diligence’ period?
You’ve been pre-approved for a mortgage, congratulations! What other costs come with purchasing a home? … More I have been pre-approved for a mortgage and am ready to buy a home; how much money will I need to start?