Monthly Archives: January 2011

First Time Home Buyer Tip #4

Always talk to two or more neighbors of a house before writing an offer. Face it, you’re going to meet the neighbors sooner or later- wouldn’t you rather find out what they are like before you buy the house?!  Catch a neighbor out getting their mail or go up and knock on their door and […]

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First Time Home Buyer Tip #3

Don’t buy a house without having the sewer line inspected. The bad news is that replacing a sewer line can cost you $4000 to $10,000 or more!  But the good news is that it only costs $100-150 to have a professional do a “sewer scope” using a special camera that goes into the sewer line […]

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First Time Home Buyer Tip #2

How can you tell what’s a good neighborhood? We like to use what we call the “9PM Rule”.  Here’s how it works … as you stand in front of a house you like, ask yourself, “would I feel comfortable with my mom walking around all by herself in this neighborhood at 9PM? You will have […]

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First Time Home Buyer Tip #1

Don’t close any credit card accounts during the loan process. What?? You thought it was bad to have too many credit card accounts, right? Well, if you have any type of credit account (in good standing) for a long time, it really improves your credit score. Closing those account will only harm you. So, use […]

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