Buyers

Jan. 23, 2019

How to Sign up for Monthly Market Reports

If you're currently on the hunt for the perfect new home, you need to utilize monthly market reports. They are the hidden gem of the home buying process! Market Reports contain a list of area home values (aka comps) over a specified timeframe in your desired city, subdivision or ...

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Jan. 22, 2019

Questions Every Home Buyer Should Ask

Like the famous author Steven Covey would say in his book, 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, you need to “begin with the end in mind.” In real estate, it’s no different. It’s important to think about the home you hope to buy in the future.

What does the ...

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Jan. 22, 2019

The Importance of Inspecting Your Potential Home

It is a seller’s responsibility during the sale of their home to “disclose” all material facts regarding the knowledge they have about the home. Any remodeling or repairs that have been done on the property should be disclosed. Any issues they know about need to be made known to the ...

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Jan. 22, 2019

Determining the Right Offer Price

Determining the price you are willing to offer should be determined by what the market warrants. To know this information, you will need to see the comparables.

That is a list of homes that are currently under contract and the most recent homes that have sold. There is a high ...

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Jan. 22, 2019

Location, Location, Location

You may have heard the phrase that the three things that matter most in real estate are, “location, location, and location.” Nonetheless, some buyers end up purchasing a home in a location that’s not right for them, simply because they make their choice for all the wrong reasons.

They’re looking at ...

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Jan. 22, 2019

Move-In Ready vs. Fixer-Upper Homes

Here at Pursuing Homes, we can’t tell you how many times a client has had an idea of what something will cost to improve their new home. Whether it be flooring, a new roof, or new HVAC system, we have been able to share our contacts with them and they ...

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Jan. 22, 2019

New Neighborhood Research Resources

When moving to a new neighborhood, it's crucial to do your research. Below is a list of websites that you may want to refer to as you determine where you want to purchase a home. 

For example, you may need a specific school and want to be sure ...

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Jan. 22, 2019

Advice for Visiting New Builds and Open Houses

If you are considering a New Construction or New Build home and wish to visit the models, you could lose your right to have an outside Realtor help you if you visit the community or model without representation on the first visit. Know that you may have to use the ...

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Jan. 16, 2019

The Benefits of Buying vs. Renting

If you are considering purchasing a home, it is always a good idea to stop and consider the timing of your purchase. Is it really a good time to buy or should I rent until the market is better?

In the current market, you may very well pay less per ...

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Jan. 9, 2019

Planning for Closing Costs

Let's talk about closing costs associated with buying a home. You probably understand that you will need to have a down payment in order to close on your new home. Most likely, you have factored in this amount and have saved it or are currently saving for your “down ...

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