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First Time Home Buyer Tip #31

I get asked regularly, “Should I buy a home at an Auction?” Those of you who have read anything I’ve ever written can guess what I’ll say!  It Depends!  Recently some great clients of mine were interested in a home that was going to be in an auction with one of the major national home […]

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First Time Home Buyer Tip #30

Things You Need to Prepare to Sell Your House Ready to sell your home? Don’t just list it without any advance preparation. A few minor touch-ups can go a long way towards making a favorable impression on potential buyers — and perhaps cinching a deal. “Put your buyer’s hat on and walk thru your home […]

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First Time Home Buyer Tip #29

Top 3 Most Overlooked Things When Buying a Home more info here Realtor Holly Kirby of Virginia wrote a very insightful blog entitled 10 Less Obvious Things to Consider When Buying a House and it really got me thinking… what are the most overlooked things when buying a home? Looking at her well thought out […]

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What do single women do twice as much as men?

They Buy Homes! Last year, 20% of homes were purchased by single women and only 12% by single men. AOL- Buying a Home: Why Single Women do it More Than Men.  We see this all the time and have our own take on it although this article is interesting.  Statistics show that, when a couple […]

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First Time Home Buyer Tip #28

Fact:  In 2010, 1 in 4 home sales was a foreclosure. That is an interesting fact from Realtytrac.com, but what does it mean to you?  First let me tell you that we expect that number to be very similar this year.  That large of a percentage of bank owned homes means that you will tend […]

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First Time Home Buyer Tip #27

Ok, this isn’t so much a tip as it is some great facts about First Time Home Buyers from a recent survey. Its always interesting to see where you fall compared to averages.  Keep in mind that this is nationally and your area could vary: 50 The percentage of homes bought by First Timers in […]

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First Time Home Buyer Tip #26

Get it in Writing! As they say, “Verbal agreements aren’t worth the paper they’re not written on!”  You need to be sure that anything your Buyer’s Agent or the seller say will be done is in writing.  Here are some examples of what I mean: Changing a closing date Furniture or other personal property included […]

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First Time Home Buyer Tip #25

How many homes do most buyers see before buying one? In 2010, the average home buyer looked at homes for 12 weeks and saw 12 homes before buying one.  Also, 50% of all homes bought in 2010 were first time home buyers!  If you’re wanting to buy a home with the least amount of stress […]

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First Time Home Buyer Tip #24

All lenders are not the same! Mortgage lenders tend to specialize in certain kinds of loans or with certain kinds of clients.  Be sure to ask friends and your Buyers Agent for a recommendation to the person that they would use personally if they were a first time home buyer.   Choosing the right lender […]

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First Time Home Buyer Tip #23

Want a huge tax writeoff? The US Government wants you to buy a home!  Years ago, they realized that homeownership was good for the country, local communities, and the economy.  So, they created tax advantages to entice you to own a home (as if there weren’t enough reasons already!)  Check out this example of how […]

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