Tag Archives: first time home buyer

Resource Video: Buyer Edition

Why is Location Important When Buying a Home? You’ve probably heard the old real estate saying, “Location, location, location.” When you buy a home in a good location, it usually becomes a solid, long term investment. That’s why a home’s …
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Resource Video: Buyer Edition

Things to Do Before House Hunting Before you start house hunting, make sure you are ready and qualified to start your search. Home buying can be an emotional process, that’s why it’s a good idea to have your Shorewest, REALTOR® …
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Resource Video: Buyer and Seller Edition

Who is Responsible for Making Repairs Called for in a Home Inspection? A home inspection helps a buyer discover any issues with a home before the closing. The buyer is responsible for selecting and paying the home inspector, but if …
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Calling All Sellers!

Why does the market sway between a buyer’s market and a seller’s market? The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate …
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Want to Buy or Sell a Home? Now is the Time!

2016 was the year of low mortgage rate and also low inventory. The average for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.65% which is the lowest annual average ever recorded by Freddie Mac going back to 1971. Since then mortgage rates …
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Where Are All of the First Time Buyers?

Many first-time home buyers are Millennials, but we are seeing a large part of this generation hesitating to make the leap into homeownership. Which begs the question, why the hesitation? Recent surveys have uncovered that potential buyers believe that you …
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2019: Five Real Estate Resolutions that Stick

So we are just getting into the first month of the New Year! How are your resolutions coming along? Some of them may be sticking and some might be done already. Here are some real estate resolutions not to give up on! …
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Serious About Buying a Home? Get Pre-Approved!

Right now we are in the midst of a serious sellers market. What this entails is that there are more buyers in the market than homes available to buy.Freddie Mac explains the advantages of pre-approval on their website, “It’s highly …
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Resource Video: Buyer and Seller Edition

What are Real Estate Escape Clauses? Most real estate contracts contain contingency clauses that allow the buyer or seller to end the transaction without a penalty if certain conditions cannot be met. These are commonly referred to as “escape clauses.” …
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Want to Avoid Home Buyers Remorse? Follow These Six Tips!

All home buyers want to find the “perfect home”. There are plenty of tips out there like check out the surrounding schools or drive by it at night. Check out our list here about what to do before buying your …
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