home buyer information: Mistakes to AVOID When Buying A Home - 09/23/12 02:05 AM
Mistakes to AVOID When Buying A Home
As we are moving ever closer to a seasonal slowdown for listings there are going to be more home buyers competing for fewer homes available for purchase. With that being said the home buyer will need to be ready to move on the home that meets most of their needs and wants.   There are several big mistakes that one could or WILL make in their haste to purchase the home of their dreams. And quite possibly loose out on the home that is singing to them.   So what's a buyer to do? … (10 comments)

home buyer information: A 3 Step Approach To Selecting The Right Property - 09/19/12 10:02 PM
A 3 Step Approach To Selecting The Right Property   
Home buying does not have to be complicated and stressing. However, selecting your new home can be without a plan or approach. So to help in reducing the stress and uncertainty, that may arise, let me offer this 3 step approach to selecting your next home:             STEP 1 - Approach the home buying process objectively.... Remember there is no "Perfect" home, remember the 85% Rule The good homes that are price right go QUICK Avoid the "Second Guessing Syndrome"....I call it "Buyers Remorse", if you feel this … (8 comments)

home buyer information: Truths About Today's Marketplace That Will Help Any Buyer - 09/19/12 04:13 AM
Has the home buying process become a real hassle for you? Are you about ready to throw up your hands and say "Forget about it"? Have you placed offer to seller's and they don't accept your offer? Can't seem to find the "PERFECT" home?  Haven't seen all of the inventory in the marketplace yet? Well maybe I can help!! Become a realistic buyer in today's marketplace.
In working with home-buyers on a regular basis I have come up with a list that may help you in your home search. There is no "PERFECT" home......When you find a house/property that is consistent with your … (7 comments)

home buyer information: Home Buying Can Be Stressful Being Realistic Can Make It Stress Less!! - 03/20/11 02:07 AM
The home buying process can and at times may be stressful.  Why?  Think about it, you are about to make the biggest single purchase of your life.As an educated and well informed home buyer you can make the process stress less.  Yes I did say the process can become stress less NOT stress free.  By following the steps below the home buying process can become stress less.Step #6 ----- Don’t be surprised if and when you get buyer’s remorse…You know that uneasy feeling about your buying decision.  Many people question their decision to purchase at some point during the process.  Talking … (5 comments)

home buyer information: THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HOME INSPECTOR AND A "COUNTY BUILDING INSPECTOR". - 07/29/10 03:15 AM
This post has so much truth to it.  I think that our buyers, especially of, new construction should have an independent building inspection of the home.  In OFallon Missouri you have time to get a building inspection and any other inspection, at you expense, that you want.  I suggest that you take advantage of this clause in the contract.
Thanks Lenn for this important reminder.

THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HOME INSPECTOR AND A "COUNTY BUILDING INSPECTOR".
MISLEADING HEADLINES SHOW NEWSPAPER IGNORANCE OF THE HOUSING INDUSTRY!
A staff writer for THE DENVER POST, has a very misleading headline to … (3 comments)

home buyer information: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory! Fear can often lead to a missed opportunity. - 06/27/10 02:19 AM
My good friend Richard Weisser has made some really good points about buying now.  Don't miss out on the home of your dreams by hesitating.

Sometimes, it is human nature to second guess ourselves. After all, we have all made mistakes, and hopefully, we have learned from them.
But sometimes, NOT following through on a major decision might be an even bigger mistake. Not all choices are wrong, and sometimes the upside potential far exceeds potential risks.
Many potential homebuyers have been frightened out of the market by doom and gloom prognosticators that insist that purchasing real estate is a … (4 comments)

home buyer information: Every Home Buyer Should Know These "Don'ts"......REALLY!! - 03/12/10 09:37 AM
Every Home Buyer Should Know These "Don'ts"......REALLY!!
When it comes to buying a home there are many, many misconceptions on what to do and when to do it.  The items here are to help the first time home buyer and the buyer that hasn't been in the market for a while.  For the buyer that bought 5 years ago things have changed, things are not the same.  Let's take a look at twelve of the things that you may not know or haven't been told by friends, relatives or even your agent.
Don't wait for the perfect house...there isn't one.  Compromise … (31 comments)

home buyer information: Another Mortgage Crisis on the Way - 07/14/09 03:12 PM
JL,
Has brought up a very important issue and one that home buyers should be reading.
Thank you sir.

 Many of us have seen an increase in traffic from first time home buyers looking to cash in on the $8,000 tax credit. As time draws closer and closer for the credit to slip back into the abyss, we now have rumors of more credits, extending the current credit, and we have first time home buyers in a race to pick up their new home. This is of course an effort not to miss out on the tax credit, which at … (4 comments)

home buyer information: O Fallon MO Home Buyers Do You Want To Know How To Select The RIGHT HOME!! - 04/13/09 01:34 PM
O Fallon MO Home Buyers Do You Want To Know How To Select The RIGHT HOME!!
That's right, whether you are in O Fallon, Missouri or Kalamazoo MI, Dade County FL or somewhere really cold in the winter I have a plan to assist you in selecting the "RIGHT HOME".  There are several assumptions that are in play though before we get started.  I am assuming that you have done a self-evaluation and you have found yourself not to be out of shape as a home buyer.  This moves me to my next assumptions, that you are a smart and realistic … (13 comments)

home buyer information: Buyers Are You Hearing Voices? - 04/11/09 02:59 PM
Buyers Are You Hearing Voices?
Guess what you might even be a home seller hearing voices, too.  These voices start about the time you begin to talk about buying or selling a home.  So, where are these voices coming from and, what are are they saying?
Mom & Dad Siblings Friends (BFF's) Grandparents Distant Relatives Peers Neighbors One of the biggest things that these voices are saying is something on the line of, Boy oh Boy I remember the first house that I ever bought what an ordeal that was.  Or they could be saying, I wouldn't pay that much for … (38 comments)

home buyer information: Steps Most Buyers Will Take To Buy Their Home....... - 04/11/09 05:44 AM
Steps Most Buyers Will Take To Buy Their Home.......
Buying a home can be made less stressful if we follow a few simple steps.  It is a little like baking a cake, if you don't follow the recipe or steps the cake will not be a tasty treat.  While I am thinking about it, remember what they say about too many cooks in the kitchen!!
 
So to keep you on track in the home buying process here are some helpful steps for you.
Look for an agent to help you through the home buying maze.  Remember you are about to … (12 comments)

home buyer information: "Don’ts" Every Home Buyer Should Know…… - 04/08/09 09:17 AM
Don'ts Every Home Buyer Should Know......
When we were growing up our parents used to tell us DON'T do this and DON'T do that.  Pretty soon we knew what the don'ts were and so, if we were smart, we wouldn't do the don'ts.  You know things like don't talk to strangers or don't run with a sharp object in your hand or don't touch that it's hot.  Then as we grew older we would do some of the don'ts because we thought we could.  Then we found out why we should not do the don'ts.
So now you are looking to … (30 comments)

home buyer information: So you want to buy a foreclosure property, Right? - 04/03/09 02:11 AM
So you want to buy a foreclosure property, Right?
Why would you want a foreclosure property in O Fallon Mo.?  Yes there are plenty of distressed properties in the area and you can probably get one for a good price.  There are a few things that you may want to know before you start your search.
Just because a property has been on the market for ever and a day, doesn't mean that the seller would be willing to take a lowball offer.  Nor will take an offer that has a lot of give backs in it even if it is … (6 comments)

home buyer information: Why should I buy a home now? - 03/06/09 12:44 PM
Why should I buy a home now?
The reasons are as numerous as there are homeowners.  And I am equally sure that you will have some of your own.  So let me add just a couple more to your list.
1.   You are busting at the seams in your current home.
2.   Homes are cheaper today than they were a couple of years ago.  This is true but this will not continue to happen at some point they will begin to rise.
3.   Homes are a safer investment than the stock market.  I know, I know, home prices have dropped … (8 comments)

home buyer information: First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit…… - 02/24/09 08:07 AM

First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit…….
As a home buyer in O’Fallon MO I am sure that you have heard a lot about the first time homebuyer tax credit and may have questions about what may be available to you.
This tax credit for first-time home buyers was modified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009.  The table below shows the modifications/changes* that were made to the original act of April 9, 2008.
 
Major modifications are Shaded  
In addition to the above tax credit the state of Missouri … (12 comments)

home buyer information: O Fallon MO and St. Charles County MO Did You Know? - 02/20/09 10:03 AM
O Fallon MO and St. Charles County MO Did You Know?
F & M Bank and Trust Co. will be presenting a program titled "The Road to Home Ownership".  The program is scheduled for Saturday February 28th from 10am to 11:30am and will be held at the Residence Inn by Marriott located at 101 Progress Point.  The presentation will cover topics ranging from determining if you can afford to buy a home to the loan closing.  The purchase process will be addressed as well as what lenders need to see from you and how to obtain your credit report.  They will … (4 comments)

home buyer information: Top Reasons For Using A Professional Real Estate Agent.......... - 01/30/09 05:24 AM
Top Reasons For Using A Professional Real Estate Agent..........
Working with a real estate professional can save you time and stress.  It is of utmost importance that you feel comfortable with your REALTOR® and that you can communicate effectively with them.  A relationship that is built on open and honest communication can assist your REALTOR® in finding the right home for you and in your timeframe.
Here are some of the services that your REALTOR® will provide........
Work with you to find properties that meet your specific requirements such as location, price and amenities. Arrange for appointments and show you the … (10 comments)

home buyer information: Do I need an agent when buying a home? - 01/30/09 12:08 AM
Do I need an agent when buying a home?
If you ask any REALTOR® that question they will tell you YES without even batting an eye.  Now me on the other hand will ask you 9 questions and then answer the question.  You see there are several items that a professional real estate salesperson can provide to you while in pursuit of your new home.  So ask yourself these questions if you are considering going it alone in your purchase of a new home without the assistance of a real estate professional.
Do I have time to research the residential housing … (14 comments)

home buyer information: Are you a realistic O'Fallon MO homebuyer in today's marketplace? - 01/24/09 11:05 AM
Are you a realistic O'Fallon MO homebuyer in today's marketplace?
Homebuyers in OFallon MO as well as St Charles County MO should be realistic in today's market.  When there are realistic expectations the end result will be favorable, there will be a closing, and everyone involved in the process are all smiling long after the close. So, to help you in this process, here are a few points to ponder before starting and during your home buying process.
There is no perfect house.....when you find a house/property that is consistent with your top few priorities-consider writing an offer.  Seldom does a … (2 comments)

home buyer information: Are you looking to buy a new O'Fallon MO home in the New Year? - 01/04/09 09:53 AM
Are you looking to buy a new O'Fallon MO home in the New Year?
As we move into the new year I am sure that there will be many who will be looking to purchase a new home in O'Fallon MO soon.  There may even be some that have been looking for some time and haven't gone any further than just looking.  There have been missed opportunities in 2008 but there are still plenty of homes to choose from throughout OFallon MO and St. Charles County MO. 
2008 may not have been the right time, but if you are still looking, … (12 comments)

 
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