4 Tips for Buying a House in a Buyer’s Market

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Now is a great time to buy a house. Prices are falling, and so are mortgage rates.  Millions of houses are for sale, and sellers are getting anxious. That's one way of looking at it.  Alternatively, you could say: This is a bad time to buy a house. Prices might be lower in a few months. Same with mortgage rates. With more than 4 million houses on the market nationally, and more being added daily, sellers are bound to become desperate. Why not wait them out? In many places, it's a buyer's market in real estate, with sellers outnumbering … [Read more...]

10 Home Buying Tips For First Time Home Buyers

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First-time home buyers often approach buying with trepidation. Questions can be answered and concerns addressed with just a little research and help from a qualified Realtor and a knowledgeable mortgage representative. Options are available that can help buyers with limited funds to enjoy the benefits of home ownership. I'll let you in on a little secret. I generally know which home a buyer is going to choose, and I suspect most other agents operate the same way. It's an intuition. But I make it a practice not to steer buyers, and I … [Read more...]

Considering Making a Move? Information for First Time Home Buyers

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When you're thinking about making a move, the first steps in the home buying process are: Deciding when you want to make your move Considering how much money you would like to spend Thinking about what type of home you would like Deciding where you would like to live The next step is usually finding out how much loan you can qualify for and deciding the type of financing will work best for you. If you're in the "thinking about it" stage, you will want to speak with a lender about receiving pre-qualification. If you choose to … [Read more...]