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Why You Shouldn't Look at Homes Outside Your Price Range
I'm working with a lovely young couple. They did what most buyers do before they sign up with a real estate agent. They did their research on the Internet and then they went to Open Houses. They even got a pre-approval letter before coming to me. They did everything right, except one thing. They went to an Open House outside their price range. And, they fell in love with the home. They asked me to go see it with them today.
The husband said, this is exactly what we are looking for, except in a different price range. Uh oh! The wife is very specific about the location she wants. It's an excellent location with good resale value. It has the school system they want. This ideal home is in that area. So if we can't go to a less expensive area, how can I help them find a home just like this one for less? I explained the dilemma to them.
To complicate things, it is a home of amazing quality, craftmanship, and unique charm. A high end builder built this custom home using the touches he uses on homes twice as expensive.
I feel bad for them, because ... more
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