Home Buyers

Nov. 12, 2021

Buyer Agent Contracts

Everyone expects to sign a contract when choosing a listing agent to help them sell their home. They understand that the agent needs to be protected as they spend out-of-pocket, upfront costs for marketing and other expenses. But often homebuyers are surprised when their buyer’s agent presents them with an ...

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Oct. 29, 2021

What Does Pending Sale Mean?

When you buy a home, you will go through several processes. In our region, once you write a contract and your offer is accepted, the house you are buying will usually go into a state called “Active Under Contract” until all inspection issues are completed and any repair negotiations are ...

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Oct. 22, 2021

Waiting a Year Could Cost You

If you’re a renter with a desire to become a homeowner, or a homeowner who’s decided your current house no longer fits your needs, you may be hoping that waiting a year might mean better market conditions to purchase a home.

To determine if you should buy now or wait ...

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Oct. 15, 2021

Understanding Buyer Contingencies

While sales price is important when selling your house, so are the contingencies attached to the offer. Understanding what these contingencies mean can help you choose the right offer for you. 

Here are the 5 Most Common Contingencies 

  1. Home Inspection Contingency – This allows the buyer the right ...

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Sept. 10, 2021

House Hunting Tips in a Seller's Market

House hunting has become a contact sport over the past year. The idealized vision of a leisurely Sunday morning reviewing open houses and plotting the day’s tours over lattes and croissants is a thing of the past. While popping into the local open house might be fun for the casual ...

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Sept. 3, 2021

What Are Your Real Estate Goals

Invariably, the first time you meet or speak to your real estate agent, the same prompt starts the conversation: “tell me about yourself and your real estate goals.” Seems simple enough to answer. “I need more space” or “I’m ready to downsize” are common answers. 

While these answers ...

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Aug. 20, 2021

Title Search Explained

Sometimes, it feels like there are hundreds of steps to the closing process when buying or selling a home. A title search is just one of the many steps and title problems may account for about 10% of closing delays. So, what is a title search and what does it ...

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July 30, 2021

Pitfalls of Removing Buyer's Contingencies

Typical real estate offers include a wide variety of standard contingencies. These can include home inspections, appraisal, and loan approval. In a fast-moving, seller’s market, one of the ways to make an offer more appealing is to remove contingencies.

Real estate contingencies are intended to protect the buyer from unforeseen ...

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July 16, 2021

Homebuyers - Would You Buy It Anyway?

This “seller’s market” has been the craziest and most stressful I have ever been through. A seller’s market is created when there are more homebuyers than inventory from which to choose. The anxiety this causes many potential buyers causes them to write offers on anything and everything, just to hedge ...

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July 12, 2021

10 New Real Estate Trends in 2021

Current trends in real estate include a mix of positive and negative developments. The market has been heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic that has created a new housing environment which is expected to alter the way we approach real estate for the next few years, and maybe beyond.  ...

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