Category: Buyers

Ten Reasons to Buy Your Home

Still wondering if it’s wise to buy your own home?  Quality of life – a home provides stability and security for you and your loved ones, and membership within a community of neighbors. Pride of home ownership – a home is a personal haven, a place that you can decorate, shape, and share over time …

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‘Seller Secrets’ Video

Just being on the market is not the same as being in the market. Check this video for tips about the most important factor for selling your home (surprise, surprise)… price. Learn how potential Buyers search on the web for their new home and interesting stats about home buying. You can’t afford to not check this …

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5 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Buying a first home can be a scary, confusing and stressful process. Many would-be buyers are understandably nervous at the prospect of making the largest purchase of their lives. Rather than diving in and hoping for the best, It’s wise to prepare carefully before you begin the house search. Following are some useful tips will …

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Buying a home not for the timid

He who hesitates is lost. Q:   What’s worse than seeing a great property online, only to have it sell before you are able to view it in person? A:   Seeing a home you like go into contract after you view it, but before you make your own offer. When the market is hot, often Buyers …

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First-time homebuyer video

Here’s a quick video designed to take the mystery out of the home buying process and detail some of the services you can expect from your REALTOR®.

How the Serenity Prayer Applies to Real Estate

You may be wary of either buying or selling a home in today’s market… You may feel powerless to the process. How could YOU possibly know whether the current good news about housing will continue? While there is no doubt that today’s real estate market is difficult to navigate, remember that thousands of homes sold yesterday, …

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The true cost of buying a foreclosed home: your foreclosure calculator

Homebuilders are working harder to tell their story The cost of a new home from a builder is all built into the price. Compare that with a foreclosure that sells ‘as is,’ but may wind up costing more than a new home because of the ‘fixes’. Online Truth Squad In Phoenix, one large builder, Fulton …

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What if…

What if there was a shoe store that had: – An unparalleled selection of shoes of every size, color, and price range – The shoes were discounted 30% or more – You had a credit card that would finance the shoes for 30 years at 4.5% How many shoes would you buy? My bet is …

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Now, what do we think about home as an ‘investment’?

Our Home as an Investment Though most people purchase a home for non-financial reasons, everyone realizes there is a money component to homeownership. Here is what people said on this issue in Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey for the second quarter of 2011: 65% of the general population (and 67% of homeowners) believe that homeownership …

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HOMES: the PRICE Is the Same, But the COST Is Less

There is more and more research coming out showing that it makes great financial sense to purchase a home today. Purchasing a home right now is a bargain compared to historic norms whether it be rent vs. buy ratios, income-to-price ratios or income-to-mortgage payment ratios. In addition to these benchmarks, it is interesting to look at the COST of a …

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