Avoid These 5 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

August 29, 2014

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According to the dictionary, a mistake is an error resulting from deficient knowledge or carelessness. While we can’t do anything about carelessness, when it comes to counseling first-time homebuyers, it’s up to the real estate agent to cure any deficiency in knowledge. That homebuyers lack knowledge about the process only makes sense when you understand [...]

Should You Skip the Home Inspection for a Better Deal?

April 11, 2014

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When real estate markets are moving quickly, sellers sometimes become uncompromising. Why make concessions if your home is leading the neighborhood’s Ms. Popularity contest? This may lead buyers, caught in the frenzy of a bidding war, to become reckless, yielding one of the most important aspects of the purchase process: the home inspection.   What [...]

Tips for a Successful Walk-Through

August 23, 2013

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After the inspections, the appraisal, the negotiations over repairs and other items, it’s tempting to coast down the rest of the road to closing on the purchase of your new home. You have one final duty, however, and it’s important: the final walk-through. This walk-through happens shortly before closing – the timing is typically dependent [...]

The Real Estate Transaction: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

December 14, 2012

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“Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” While Edward Murphy was referring to the use of new measurement devices, his rule can be aptly applied to the real estate transaction without a hiccup. From the very first step – getting preapproved for a mortgage – to choosing a real estate agent to the close [...]

Energy Inspections for Home Sales

June 29, 2012

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The global conscience regarding the environment has rapidly shifted in recent years, and an interest in saving energy (and money!) is shared by many people in all demographics. Homebuyers in particular are making more energy efficient choices in the search for their next home. As a result, energy inspections for home sales are increasingly an [...]