Feb. 11, 2021

The Hidden Costs of Buying a Home


Here are four things every homebuyer should budget for.


When you buy a home, all of your costs are disclosed to you in writing. However, you may not have budgeted for some of these “hidden costs,” so I’ll run through them with you today:


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Feb. 5, 2021

The Hidden Costs of Homeownership

        Here are five homeownership costs you might not know about.



Here are the five hidden costs of homeownership:


1. Mortgage payment. Your mortgage payment will include your principal and interest payments each month. A lot of times, they'll also include your homeowners insurance and property taxes ...

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Oct. 14, 2020

Q: Do You Know the Answers to These Homebuyer FAQs?



Here is some more helpful info about buying new construction homes.


We’re back with part two of our new home series to answer some more common questions we get from homebuyers who are considering a new construction home:


What are quick move-ins and spec homes?

These ...

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Oct. 6, 2020

Q: What Should I Know About New Home Construction?


Here’s some advice on what you should and shouldn’t upgrade through the builder.


Representing a buyer on a brand-new home purchase is always an exciting experience for me as an agent. It’s always fun to choose your own finishings, colors, hardware, etc. Customizing your home is really what ...

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Aug. 20, 2020

Q: How Can You Improve Your Financing & Contract Terms?

Here are four more tips for getting your offer accepted in a hot market.


In addition to adding the “human touch” to your offer, improving your financing and contract terms are key to getting it accepted in a hot market. Here are four tips that will help you do ...

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Aug. 10, 2020

Q: How Can You Add the “Human Touch” to Your Offer?

Here are some tips that will help you apply the “human touch” to your offer.


If you want to bolster your offer by adding the ‘human touch”’ to it, here are the three tips you must remember. 


First and foremost, write a personal letter to the seller ...

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June 26, 2020

Q: How Do Leasebacks and Contingencies Work?

Leasebacks and contingencies may be the answer you’re looking for.


To move out of the house you just sold and into the house you just bought with no other stops in between, you’ll have to use two important tools: A leaseback and a contingent offer. 


The sale ...

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June 12, 2020

Q: What's So Neat About Homebot?

Homebot is a fantastic tool for homeowners in today’s market.


When homeowners ask me about how the market’s doing or how much their home is worth, often what they’re really asking is, “How much equity do I have?”


We started using a tool called Homebot to help ...

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April 27, 2020

What All 2020 Homebuyers Should Consider


While I can’t determine what’s best for a particular homebuyer’s situation, I can offer some important points to consider if you’re wondering whether or not to buy a home now. 


Many people who had plans to buy a house in the first half of 2020 found themselves ...

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