Tag Archives: first time home buyer

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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Your Questions Answered: Home Inspectors

Buying a home is a big expense and you will want to make sure that you know what kind of projects you will be taking on before the home is yours. That way you are able to go back to …
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Before You Buy a House, Know What You Want vs. Need

Searching for a home is easier than ever with Shorewest.com. Our enhanced website provides unparalleled access to homes by interactive map, MLS number, school district and more. With all of these endless options it is important to know what you …
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Closing Costs: How Much Do They Cost?

When buying a home, costs involved include more than just the mortgage; you’ll also pay closing costs. Closing costs are also known as settlement fees and are paid when obtaining a mortgage. People representing your home-buying purchase charge you fees …
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How to Answer Six Questions You Might Hear at an Open House

This weekend you may have a list of open houses you want to hit, or maybe you are on your way to do some errands and stop at an open house just to see the inside of that beautiful home …
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The Numbers are In! Buying is Still Cheaper than Renting!

Looking at the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, we can see that homeownership is still cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage! Not only that, but it is 36% cheaper nationwide! Wisconsin is up there …
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10 Real Life Tips before Buying Your Home

Buying a home takes research, time and some education from your Shorewest, REALTOR®. It is easy to get caught up in aesthetic of the home, for example if you don’t like the paint or hardware, but don’t forget about the …
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Let’s Say it Again, You Don’t Need a 20% Down Payment!

We’ve been hearing throughout our lives that 20% down is the only way to buy a home. Not so fast! According to a recent survey done by Ipsos, the American public was found to still be a little confused about …
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