Archive for the ‘Buying’ Category

The Basics of Making an Offer

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

A written proposal is the foundation of a real estate transaction. Oral promises are not legally enforceable when it comes to the sale of real estate. Therefore, you need to enter into a written contract, which starts with your written proposal. This proposal not only specifies price, but also all the terms and conditions of [...]

Home Inspections Avert Future Headaches

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Suppose you bought a house and later discovered, to your dismay, that the stucco exterior concealed a nasty case of dry rot. Or suppose that when you fired up the furnace in the winter, you discovered a cracked heat exchanger leaking gas into your home. The best way to avoid unpleasant surprises like these is [...]

Why use a Realtor When Buying a Home?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

A real estate agent can help you understand everything you need to know about the home buying process. Not all real estate licensees are the same; only those who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR “ ®” trademark on their business cards and other marketing and [...]

Take Charge When Buying a Home

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

If you approach the home buying process intelligently and with confidence, you are much more likely to buy a house you’ll be proud to call home. Approaching the task of buying a home can be overwhelming; there’s so much to consider: How much house can I afford? How can I find the best loan? Where [...]

How to Choose a Home

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Here are some tips to help determine which house is best for you. Once you’ve settled on a couple of preferred neighborhoods for your home search, it’s time to pick out a few homes to view. Having a house features “wish list” keeps you focused on which features are most important to you. When narrowing [...]

How to choose a Neighborhood for Your Home Search

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Narrow your home search by identifying neighborhoods that are right for you. This helps keep your search focused and efficient.  Terri can offer neighborhood information to guide you in your search. When evaluating a neighborhood you should investigate local conditions. Depending on your own particular needs and tastes, some of the following factors may be [...]