Tag Archives: Home Buyer

Moving into a New Home? Wait to Do This Step!

Congratulations! The closing has been finalized and you are a new homeowner! When strategizing what to do first, many new homeowners take advantage of the empty space and paint the walls before they ever move in. However, one designer says …
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Seven Spring Staging Tips to Make a Positive First Impression!

When a potential buyer views your home online or sees it in person for the first time, this creates a lasting first impression that hopefully will leave a positive experience. To make sure a potential buyer will want a second …
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It Never Hurts to Get a Second Opinion

Much like a major medical procedure, getting financing for a home purchase is a major financial decision. We always urge home buyers to get a second opinion on their home loan. This type of Mortgage Check-Up ensures that you’re getting …
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Resource Video: Seller Edition

Should a Seller Provide a Home Warranty? Home sellers can offer a number of incentives to potential buyers. One of the most effective is a home warranty. This informational video provides key points so you can make an informed decision …
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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: Homeowner Edition

Factors That Can Depreciate Home Values A variety of factors can cause a home to depreciate in value… and some of these factors are beyond the control of the homeowner. This informational video provides key points on what common things …
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Get your Pre-Approval Now!

Lenders are packaging pre-approvals in many different ways today. Some are using rockets, colored buttons, fancy names and clever animation. I believe consumers are better off armed with more facts and less flash…after all, the real issue is, can you get …
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When Is It A Good Time To Rent? NOT Now!

  A well known question is whether or not now is the time to buy a home. However you don’t often hear, “Is it a good time to rent?” That’s because it is NOT a good time to rent. The …
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Millennials, Did You Know This About Down Payments?

Housing experts have done much research into why we don’t have more first-time home buyers entering the market. In looking at this issue, recent surveys of Millennials (the largest first-time home buyer pool in history) uncovered that 60% of these buyers believe …
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Ask an Agent: the Timeline for Purchasing a Home (Infographic)

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or someone who has purchased before, the timeline of events can often be confusing. We’re here to help! Our simple infographic outlines the entire process of purchasing a home in seven steps, with a …
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