How to Make Your Move Easier on Your Family

How to Make Your Move Easier on Your Family

People generally have two kinds of needs during a home purchase. First are the transactional needs, such as searching for a home, obtaining financing, negotiating the terms of purchase, completing paperwork and legal documents, and arranging the move. The second are...
Questions to Ask Your REALTOR®

Questions to Ask Your REALTOR®

Are you a full-time professional Realtor®? How long have you worked full time in real estate? How long have you been representing buyers? What professional designations do you have? Knowing whether or not your agent practices full time can help you determine potential...
10 Steps to Buying a Home

10 Steps to Buying a Home

STEP 1 – DEFINE NEEDS FOR YOUR NEW HOME Congratulations on your decision to purchase a new home! Your first step toward buying your new home will be to analyze your needs. Your real estate agent can help you determine exactly what you want your new home to look like...
Top 10 Signs That You Are Ready to Buy a Home

Top 10 Signs That You Are Ready to Buy a Home

1. You’re ready to stop paying your landlord’s mortgage payment, and start building wealth of your own. 2. You could use the property tax and mortgage interest deductions. 3. You want a vested interest in your community. 4. It’s mid-August and you can no longer...
Moving Tips

Moving Tips

Easing the Transition to Your New Home Use the right boxes, and pack them carefully. Professional moving companies use only sturdy, reinforced cartons. The boxes you can get at your neighborhood supermarket or liquor store might be free, but they are not nearly as...
Finding the Best Agent For You

Finding the Best Agent For You

Finding the right real estate professional requires doing a little research and asking a few questions. You need to know everything about the selling process. What is the marketing strategy? What kind of advertising will be done? Is the REALTOR® capable and willing to...
Top 10 Signs That You Are Ready to Buy a Home

A Few Points About Interest Rates

1. Less is more! If you’re new to investing or real estate and don’t know the first thing about interest rates, here’s a good tip: the higher the interest rate, the more expensive it’s going to be. High interest rates mean you will have to pay back more on the money...
5 Powerful Buying Strategies

5 Powerful Buying Strategies

1. Get “Pre-Approved” – Not “Pre-Qualified!” Do you want to get the best property you can for the least amount of money? Then make sure you are in the strongest negotiating position possible. Price is only one element in the negotiations, and not necessarily the most...

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