Buying a Home with Others

Posted on Aug 08, 2022 in Buying

buying a home with others
You love hanging out with certain friends or have the perfect roommate in your current rental. You’ve got a great relationship with one of your siblings who lives nearby. You and your partner have been together for years and want something more permanent.
Should you buy a home with them?

It’s not uncommon for family members or unmarried, unrelated p...

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How An Appraisal Can Make or Break a Sale

Posted on Aug 01, 2022 in Buying

how an appraisal can make or break a sale

No home sale is every final until you get to settlement on possession day. That is a fact and explains why real estate signs say "Conditionally Sold" before being replaced with "Sold."

There's a lot that goes on after a buyer's offer is accepted by the seller. And a key factor in getting to closing day is the home appraisal by the lender.

When the a...

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Gift or Loan — How Family Money Can Help You Buy a Home

Posted on Jul 18, 2022 in Buying

If you’re a buyer on a tight budget, your family may be able or willing to help you with your down payment. If that’s the case, lucky you!

I know financial support from family is not an option for every buyer and I have many articles about other options on my website, but if you do fall into the category of getting downpayment money from your famil...

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Why Every Buyer Should Get a Home Inspection 

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Buying

This is a guide that can help you understand the benefits of choosing to have a home inspection on your next real estate purchase.

• The standard purchase contract, that Realtors® use, provides the buyer with the option of having a property inspection condition, with set parameters agreed upon at the time of negotiation between the seller and the b...

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What If I Buy Privately? Do I Even Need an Agent?

Posted on Oct 26, 2018 in Buying

I always encourage my clients to keep their eyes open for opportunities. I can’t be everywhere at once, so if you see a house that is being sold privately, it may be an option.

If you call the number, view the home or visit an open house, no big deal. But, if you are seriously considering the home, then I highly suggest you get a Realtor®. Selling a...

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My Step By Step Guide to Buying

Posted on Sep 24, 2018 in Buying

Step 1 - Get Educated

It is so important to get educated on the real estate process and industry. We are talking about one of the biggest investments of most people’s lives; a little time to empower yourself will go a very long way. There are several resources you can turn to for information.

The Internet - The internet is truly the information super...

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