first time home buyer: Buyer Agency Agreements: So, ummm.....You Wanna Go Out? - 08/06/10 02:58 AM
Back in the day, buyers used to go to Open Houses or call agents from newspaper ads or signs advertising homes to find their new place. That agent would then write up the offer, present it to the seller, and a deal would be struck. Done and done.
Sounds like a pretty easy transaction, right? Well, in some ways it was. In other ways, it put the buyer at a disadvantage, because (and what many buyers didn't fully realize) the agent was only representing the seller.┬áThat is, the agent was fully on the side of the seller, and was always going … (0 comments)

first time home buyer: Why It is STILL Great to Be a First Time Home Buyer - 08/02/10 02:11 AM
Tax Credit Expiration = Great Time to Be a First Time Home Buyer! With tons of houses on the market, it just seems logical that you would be able to find the home of your dreams, at or below your price range, in your ideal neighborhood.....and all with just going to a couple of Open Houses. Two weeks max, and you would be at the closing table, ready to accept the keys to your first home!Yeah, right. On average, it takes first time home buyers 18 weeks to find a home, as opposed to 10 weeks that repeat home buyers take … (4 comments)

Heidi Tiefenthaler (Restaino & Associates)

Heidi Tiefenthaler

Madison, WI

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