Buyers

Oct 02

Buy or Rent? (Video)

Buying not for everyone!    *    Which month is the best to list your home for sale?

Jun 30

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers fear they won’t qualify for a mortgage to the point that they don’t even try.” Myth #1:  “I Need a 20% Down Payment” Buyers overestimate the down payment funds needed to …

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Jun 19

For Sale: Lakehills 3-Bed 2-Bath Rambler

Virtual Tour Updated Lake Hills rambler, light-filled with vaulted ceilings, new hardwoods, new tile and fresh paint. 3 beds, 2 full baths, 1320 s/ft, with large new Trex deck plus a level backyard with garden space. New cabinets in kitchen and laundry area. Breakfast bar, new gas fireplace insert and low maintenance yard. Perfect location …

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Apr 22

8 Earnest-Money Deposit Mistakes Home Buyers Live to Regret

Once a buyer settles on a home, they often show their commitment with an earnest-money deposit. But if they’re not careful, they could lose thousands of dollars. When home buyers find a home they love, they declare their commitment to the seller with a sizable chunk of change known as an earnest-money deposit. Yes, it sounds …

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Sep 15

What time of day to visit the home you want to buy

Visit a home you like at these times…       A neighborhood during midday can look and sound drastically different in the evening. Home buyers should spend more time scouting out the house they’re interested in at various hours of the day and night to determine if the home truly is a good fit. The …

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Sep 04

Homebuying Step 3: The Search

STEP 3 The Search You’re really doing it! You know what you can afford and you’ve got your pre-approval letter. But before you buy the home of your dreams, you’ve gotta find it first. Don’ts – Don’t worry about color. It can be changed. It will be changed. Assume you will have to paint when moving …

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Aug 26

3 (of 6) Important Things You Should Consider Before Buying An Income Property

3 Important Things You Should Consider Before Buying An Income Property Over the past few years, an increasing number of buyers have become interested in purchasing real estate specifically as a way to help make money. Last year, investment-home sales reached an estimated 1.09 million, a 7% jump over 2014 figures, according to a survey from the …

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Jun 30

Home shoppers! Here are 6 tips to help save for your new home

In recognition of American Housing Month, Housing Wire reports on the American Bankers Association Foundation  six tips to help consumers cut costs and start saving. 1. Develop a budget and timeline Start by determining how much you’ll need for a down payment. Create a budget and calculate how much you can realistically save each month – that …

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Jun 08

Bidding Wars: Homebuyers fight to pay more for homes

​ Bidding wars: Homebuyers fight to pay more for Seattle homes Across the Seattle metro area, about 75% of home sellers have received multiple offers so far this year as reported by The Seattle Times.​ That’s pushed the majority of homes to sell above their list price, and has left many buyers frustrated and shellshocked by …

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May 04

Your buyer ‘cheat sheet’ for today’s seller’s market

In a seller’s market, home buyers need to be willing and able to act fast to snag the home they want. This spring, areas across the country are facing a limited number of homes for sale. Realtor.com® offers up a cheat sheet for surviving a seller’s market. Check out the seller’s market survival tips below to …

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