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home buying guide: Home Buying Guide Part 6: Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood - 06/23/09 07:34 PM
Your neighborhood has a big impact on your lifestyle. Follow these steps to find the perfect community to call home. 1.) Is it close to your favorite spots? Make a list of all the activities - movies, health club, church etc. - you engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See how far you would have to drive to travel from each neighborhood you're considering to engage in your most common activities. 2.) Check out the School District. This is especially important if you have children, but it also can affect re-sale value. The Department of Education in your town (0 comments)
home buying guide: Home Buying Guide Part 5: 5 Common First Time Home Buyer Mistakes - 06/23/09 07:21 PM
5 COMMON FIRST TIME HOME BUYER MISTAKES! 1.) They don't ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the deal. 2.) They don't act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house. 3.) They don't find the right agent who's willing to help them through the home buying process. 4.) They don't do enough to make their offer look appealing to the seller. 5.) They don't think about resale before they buy. The average first time buyer only stays in a home for four years. I know I made a few (most) of (0 comments)
home buying guide: Home Buying Guide Part 4: Taking the STRESS out of home buying - 06/23/09 07:15 PM
TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF BUYING A HOME! 1.) Find a real estate agent who you connect with. Home buying is not only s big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It's critical that the REALTOR you choose is both highly skilled and a good fit with your personality. 2.) Remember, there's no "right" time to buy, just as there's no "perfect" time to sell. If you find a home now, don't try to second guess interest rates or the housing market by waiting longer- you risk losing out on the home of your dreams. The housing market usually doesn't (0 comments)
home buying guide: Home Buying Guide Part 1 - 06/09/09 05:58 PM
I have had the opportunity to work with several first time home buyers, and I really enjoy it. I think sometimes we are so used to how everything is supposed to work, that maybe we don't do a good enough, or thorough enough job educating our buyers on what THEY need to know and understand. And, I guess, this will go for any home buyer. SO, I am sharing with you today, a little information that I pass along to all of my buyers and future buyers. This information is retrieved from a pamphlet offered by the National Association of Realtors. 10 (0 comments)
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