Buying a Home


The Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

The Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

Every buyer, especially first time home buyers, want to make a great deal and get as much value for their purchase as possible. If that is you, the best thing you can do when you begin your home search is NEVER CALL THE REALTOR ON THE SIGN. Your driving down a beautiful neighborhood and you […]

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Listing Price vs. Selling Price – What to Expect

Listing Price vs. Selling Price - What to Expect

What is a fair listing price? What is a fair selling price? Weather a REALTOR sells four homes a year or four hundred homes the rule of thumb for establishing a listing price for a homeowner or making an initial offer for a buyer is always the same. Statistics show that in a market where […]

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Recent Unemployment Spike vs Real Estate Markets

The Effect of COVID-19 On Real Estate Markets

In a recent post I indicated that because of the excessive number of unemployed people there could be an increase in short sales and foreclosures in greater numbers than we saw in 2008. This would also result in a decrease in property values. Recent economic activity seems to indicate that this hit to real estate […]

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Why Your Zip Code Matters to Contractors

Why Your Zip Code Matters to Contractors

Let’s explore how your zip code could be impacting the price you pay for home remodeling services. First time home buyers, who are purchasing an older home, get overwhelmed when they realize that in order to maintain their dream they might have to replace or update things like the roof, mechanical equipment, hot water tank, […]

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A Silver Lining for Home Buyers and Sellers

A Silver Lining for Home Buyers and Sellers

There is a silver lining for home buyers and sellers during the COVID-19 crisis. Not with standing the seriousness of the coronavirus and everyone’s effort to mitigate the consequences, if you are able to slow down, step back and look at the big picture you might realize a great opportunity awaits you for buying or […]

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Spring Market Buyer Beware

Spring Market Buyers Beware

If you are a buyer contemplating the purchase of your next home, there are a few things to remember to put things into perspective when beginning your search. First is to have a lot of patience. The spring market usually begins the week after the Super Bowl. The weather begins to turn nice and people […]

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Buyers Can Level the Playing Field in a Sellers Market

Buyers Can Level the Playing Field in a Sellers Market

The recent trend in the real estate market has given a slight advantage to the sellers. This situation…

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Eric’s Room By Room Review

We have created a handy document that will allow you to prep your home for resale. Just click the link below to download our Room-By-Room Review and make your home resale-ready.

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How Sellers Price Their Homes

Clients often ask, “How much under the listing price should we offer?” The best way to understand market value is through comparative research. Professional real estate consultants review and study at least 40 to 60 listings, visit 10 to 20, and inspect 5 to10 properties to develop a sense of relative worth for properties in […]

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How to Stop Spending Money on Rent and Own a Home Instead

If you’ve always rented a place to live, buying a home can seem like a monumental undertaking. This report breaks down this home buying process into clear steps. Seven Steps to Transition from Renter to Homeowner Step One: Identify Your Needs and Wants Begin your search by considering the kind of home you need and […]

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