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Category Archives: Home Buying Tips



Tips on How to Win in a Bidding War

Things That Could Help You Win a Bidding War on a Home With a limited number of homes for sale today and so many buyers looking to make a purchase before mortgage rates rise further, bidding wars are common. According to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), nationwide, homes are getting an average of 4.8 offers per sale. Here’s a look […]


Myths About Today’s Real Estate Market

Myths About Today’s Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights If you’re planning to buy or sell a home today, it’s important to be aware of common misconceptions. Whether it’s timing your purchase as a buyer based on home prices and mortgage rates or knowing what to upgrade or repair before listing your house as a seller, it takes a professional to guide you through those decisions. Let’s connect so you […]



Understanding Closing Costs

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard by Closing Costs As a homebuyer, it’s important to have a good understanding of closing costs as you plan and budget for the expenses you’ll encounter when you purchase a home. While most people understand the need to save for a down payment, a recent survey found 41% of homebuyers were surprised by […]



How to Win as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market

How To Win as a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights Even in today’s sellers’ market, there are still ways for buyers to win big. Build a team of trusted professionals and make strategic plays as you budget and pick your desired neighborhoods. Then, be ready for the competition by getting a pre-approval letter and leaning on your […]



Why a Home Inspection Matters

Things to Consider Buying a home and wondering if your inspection is necessary? While some buyers may decide to waive their inspection, it’s risky decision. Your home inspection is a crucial step in the homebuying process. It assesses the condition of the home you plan to purchase, so you can avoid costly surprises down the road. Over the last 18 years we have personally […]





Options for First-Time Homebuyers

We know searching for a home can be very frustrating. You might be feeling that options for first-time homebuyers don’t even exist in this current real estate market. Our message to you is don’t give up! Having spent over 18 years in helping homebuyers we’ve seen a thing or two and have coached a lot […]




What is an Appraisal Gap and How it Can Impact a Home Purchase

What to Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow In today’s real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the listing price, based on the latest Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Shawn Telford, Chief Appraiser at CoreLogic, elaborates: “The frequency of buyers being willing to pay more […]