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Buying a home can be a lengthy and strenuous process. Couple that with selling your current home at the same too. It can be rough. This blog is dedicated to

  • helping you through this process
  • make it as easy for you as possible
  • keep you up-to-date on the real estate knowledge you need to know
  • and more

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The appeal of new construction may seem obvious at first--who wouldn’t want to be the first to live in a new home? Where else will you find that pristine feeling that only comes with fresh paint, spotless floors, and walls with nary a finger print on them?

While the benefits may seem obvious, there is more to new construction than meets the eye. Read on for more reasons to consider purchasing a new construction for your next move.

Reasons to Purchase New Construction

  • NO SCARY SURPRISES Moving into a resale home always comes with an element of the unknown. Even if you got a home inspection, people make mistakes, and some issues don’t manifest until it’s too late.
  • THAT NEW HOME FEEL Taking those first steps into your new home after
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Imagine this: You’re ready to sell your home. Maybe your youngest just moved out for college, a great new school opened a couple counties over, or you simply need more space for your dog. You’re pre-approved and already have your eye on the perfect new home. Think you’re all set?

Think again! Pricing your home is the key factor in making sure that home gets sold. Choosing the right price could make or break your move, so here are the major factors that influence how a home gets priced.

Taking Control

There are a lot of factors in your home selling process that you don’t have control over. These include competition, whether we’re in a buyer or seller market, interest rates, and when the right buyer finds your home.

Price is one factor

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Over the next 12 weeks, this blog will focus in on the many parts of purchasing a home. We know that purchasing a home—whether it be your first or your fifteenth—can be stressful and confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be! We help people buy homes all the time! This series explores and explains the typical roadmap to purchasing a home. Some steps are more cumbersome than others, but if you know what to expect you won’t be taken off guard if (and when!) complications arise!

In this series we’ve covered a bird’s eye view of just about everything you need to know when you’re ready to purchase a home. From pre-approval to the home search process to the complications of closing, we hope that you feel more comfortable in your purchase despite how

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Over the next 12 weeks, this blog will focus in on the many parts of purchasing a home. We know that purchasing a home—whether it be your first or your fifteenth—can be stressful and confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be! We help people buy homes all the time! This series explores and explains the typical roadmap to purchasing a home. Some steps are more cumbersome than others, but if you know what to expect you won’t be taken off guard if (and when!) complications arise!

We’re entering the final stretch of this series with this post on closing! Congratulations! Your journey is nearly at an end, and you’re mere days away from calling a new house your home. It’s an exciting time, but don’t get too comfortable. There’s still some work to do, so

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Over the next 12 weeks, this blog will focus in on the many parts of purchasing a home. We know that purchasing a home—whether it be your first or your fifteenth—can be stressful and confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be! We help people buy homes all the time! This series explores and explains the typical roadmap to purchasing a home. Some steps are more cumbersome than others, but if you know what to expect you won’t be taken off guard if (and when!) complications arise!

Another element of the closing process is finance contingency, which is a protective contract clause stating that if the buyer is unable to secure financing for their home, the seller returns their earnest money. The purchase of the home is contingent on the buyer being able

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Over the next 12 weeks, this blog will focus in on the many parts of purchasing a home. We know that purchasing a home—whether it be your first or your fifteenth—can be stressful and confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be! We help people buy homes all the time! This series explores and explains the typical roadmap to purchasing a home. Some steps are more cumbersome than others, but if you know what to expect you won’t be taken off guard if (and when!) complications arise!

For this series’ seventh installment, we’re talking about appraisal! Once the due diligence period is complete (read all about due diligence here), appraisal is the next leg of your home-buying journey. Just like with due diligence, appraisal is paid for by the buyer.

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Over the next 12 weeks, this blog will focus in on the many parts of purchasing a home. We know that purchasing a home—whether it be your first or your fifteenth—can be stressful and confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be! We help people buy homes all the time! This series explores and explains the typical roadmap to purchasing a home. Some steps are more cumbersome than others, but if you know what to expect you won’t be taken off guard if (and when!) complications arise!

For the sixth part of this series, we'll be looking at due diligence, which covers a number of exciting activities like scheduling inspections!… writing amendments!…and much, much more!

At it’s core, due diligence is the period of time after your contract is binding

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Over the next 12 weeks, this blog will focus on on the many parts of purchasing a home. We know that purchasing a home—whether it be your first or your fifteenth—can be stressful and confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be! We help people buy homes all the time! This series explores and explains the typical roadmap to purchasing a home. Some steps are more cumbersome than others, but if you know what to expect you won’t be taken off guard if (and when!) complications arise!

For the third part of this series, we'll be covering the costs associated with buying a home.

Four main costs are associated with purchasing a home: earnest money, home inspection, appraisal, and closing costs. First, let’s talk about earnest money.

Basically, earnest

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Over the next 12 weeks, this blog will focus in on the many parts of purchasing a home. We know that purchasing a home—whether it be your first or your fifteenth—can be stressful and confusing.

But it doesn’t have to be! We help people buy homes all the time! These 11 blog posts explore and explain the typical roadmap to purchasing a home. Some steps are more cumbersome than others, but if you know what to expect you won’t be taken off guard if (and when!) complications arise!

First off, we’ll talk about getting pre-approved.

Before you even start the home search, we suggest you get a pre-approval letter from your lender. The pre-approval letter basically says that your lender (the financial institution that will loan you the money for your

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15 words to know

 

When you're buying and selling a home, it can feel like your realtor is speaking an alien language. No one likes being in the dark!


With us, education is the name of the game. Our agents know their stuff and will explain each step of the buying and selling process to you. Until you can meet with them, however, here is a tidy list of the 15 most important terms every buyer, seller, and eventual homeowner should know:

 

Buyer’s Agent

 A realtor who specializes in purchasing homes on behalf of the soon-to-be-homeowner. Buyer’s agents are generally paid commission from the home seller, and we've got three awesome buyers agents on our team.

Listing Agent

A realtor who specializes in selling homes on behalf of the homeowner. Listing

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