Tag: Buyers

Buyers: Keep Track of Your House Hunting [Free Spreadsheet]

Buying a home is an exciting -- and often overwhelming -- experience. You've met with your lender, determined your price range, and made a list of must-haves for your next home. Now your agent is sending you listings that fit your criteria and you're thrilled about scheduling showings so you can see them in person. But after touring a handful of houses, things can become a blur. Fear not. We've got a simple House Hunting spreadsheet that will help you keep track of it all.

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Be Prepared for Home Inspection Repairs

Home buyers and sellers alike will come to a point in any real estate transaction in which a home inspection will be performed by a professional, and repairs will likely need to be addressed. What is involved? Who decides what repairs are made? And who pays for it?

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Are You Ready to Buy a Home? Tasks to Complete Before Starting Your Home Search [Printable Checklist]

Have you ever thought about living in a new place? When you stop to think about whether or not you're ready to buy a home, several things may come to mind -- finances, location, desired criteria -- and it may add up so overwhelmingly that you talk yourself out of purchasing a home. Don't let it! We've designed a one-page, super manageable checklist that you can follow to determine if you are ready to buy a home now.

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Solid Advice: What You Need to Know Before Building a Home

You've seen it before -- the oft-used, enticing headline on land for sale -- "Build Your Dream Home!" Have you ever actually pondered what it might be like to not only build, but also live in your dream home? What features would you most definitely include? What would you exclude? What would your yard look like? Your kitchen? Your master suite? The possibilities are endless when it comes to choosing finishes, paint colors, and floor plans. In fact, it can get downright overwhelming. To ease the stress, we gathered some valuable tips on the home construction process.

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How (and When) to Find a Mortgage Lender

Are you thinking of buying a home? How do you know when is a good time, and how do you find a lender that you trust to guide you through the borrowing process? We work with home buyers every day who come to us with questions just like these, so we have put together this bit of advice.

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