first time home buyer: Contract to Close- A First Time Home Story Unfolds - 05/02/17 07:32 PM
Do you remember your first home purchase?
 I can remember my first home purchase was in 1983 in Lake Charles, LA where I started my family. It felt so  rich not to be renting anymore and to own a 3 bedroom 2 bath brick home on a slab with a backyard, in a neighborhood with sidewalks!!!
There are always sweet memories associated with the first home you settle into. This is the story my personal experience assisting Lake Charles First Time Home Buyers who are pretty special to me....my daughter and son-in-law. After renting a house for several years, like many other young … (1 comments)

first time home buyer: When Parents Get Involved in Your Home Purchase - 04/10/15 05:55 AM
Is it a good idea or a bad idea to include your parents in your home buying process?
RealtyTimes recently wrote an article addressing juggling the complexities of buying your dream home, and   keeping both your emotions and your parents' in check,
 
 We all love and respect our parents, after all they have guided and supported us sharing wisdom.  
 
Whenever a buyer decides they are ready to take the plunge into home ownership  Mom and Dad may want to weigh in on your decision.  Sometimes your opinions vs. their opinions will collide and add frustration to the home search process.  Mom and Dad … (1 comments)

first time home buyer: no Pie For Me--Just a Thanksgiving Closing! - 11/25/12 06:50 AM
It’s that time of year when we count our blessings!  While many were home chopping ingredients and prepping for Thanksgiving dinner and planning Black Friday shopping strategy, I had the pleasure of being at the closing table with first time home buyers!  I will gladly skip making pumpkin pie to attend a closing!  
Seeing first time home owners obtain their first home,  is what I call the biggest blessing of the season!!
2627 Addison Loop in Lake Charles just SOLD!

This 3 year old home located in Southeast Lake Charles brought smiles to everyone’s faces!  What more appropriate closing gift … (25 comments)

first time home buyer: I Closed on a Lake Charles Condo and My Buyer is so Happy! - 06/01/11 05:13 PM
Earlier this spring I began to work with a Lake Charles first time home buyer who visited my Lake Charles Real Estate website.  
Christy is at that stage in her young professional life where she was ready to take the  next step and own a home of her own.  As a  first time home buyer and she was so excited to begin the journey of viewing homes.  It was a challenge to find just the right home for Christy. As a first time home buyer she wanted something of her own that would not require alot of maintenance or yard. … (9 comments)

first time home buyer: Renting Vs. Owning a Home in Lake Charles, LA - 02/17/11 06:12 PM
Renting vs. Owning in Lake Charles, LA
Are you a young professional living in Lake Charles, LA?
Tired of paying rent and increases?
If you have been on the fence considering purchasing a home in Lake Charles, LA, now is the time to make your move! The financing industry continues to implement changes, many will go into effect in April.  Interest rates have been at historical lows and we can expect more changes.  This is a great time to begin looking at property and get under contract and take advantage of rates before they rise later in the year.
Are you … (7 comments)

first time home buyer: Just SOLD Another First Time Home Buyer in Sulphur, LA - 02/07/11 05:48 AM

Some things are just meant to be, and that is how it was with this First Time Home Purchase in Sulphur, LA. 
Last Fall I was contacted by someone who heard I had sold the home of a co-worker to First Time Home Buyers.  He asked me if I would help someone he worked with who was a First Time Home Buyer find a home and of course I said YES! This is how referrals work...  I begin to send listings to the Buyer Prospect and after Christmas we finally met to view homes.  The Buyer also shared with me … (6 comments)

first time home buyer: We May Live in Louisiana But We are Not Backwards! - 01/31/11 01:26 PM

When a Seller Presents an Offer to Buyer
In Southwest Louisiana common practice when moving forward with the purchasing a home is the Buyer presents the Seller with a contract.
License Law requires the listing agent to present Buyer's offer to Sellers.  Seller will either accept, reject or counter Buyer's offer. 
That is normal protocol.  Today I received a contract from the listing agent---Seller's wanted to present Buyer with a offer which is out of the ordinary for our Louisiana market--not normal protocol. It is going in the opposite direction!
True, my Buyer's did view the property on two occasions … (8 comments)

first time home buyer: Pay It Forward: Merry Christmas to All the New Homeowners - 12/03/10 06:31 PM
I always enjoy putting up the Christmas tree and making our home look festive for the holidays.  Part of the enjoyment of home ownership are the memories that you make in your home.  The holidays are times that we  enjoy gathering in our homes for annual family traditions, warm fireplaces, hosting parties and so much more.
As I was putting the finishing touches on my own festive home decorations this week, I paused to recall all the new Southwest Louisiana homeowners I assisted this year and imagined them doing the same thing.
This Christmas Card is dedicated to ALL the new … (5 comments)

first time home buyer: Wordless Wednesday: A Thanksgiving Eve Closing - 11/24/10 03:38 PM

I am thankful for a Thanksgiving Eve Closing! 
This is the joy of real estate when you get to  hand over the keys to that very first home! 
Congratulations Martin!
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