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If you are considering listing your home as “For Sale By Owner,” there are a few things you should know about the process. Each real estate transaction comes with a lot of moving parts. Although you may think you are saving money by not paying an agent’s commission, there are a few reasons why more homeowners decide to work with a professional these days. For example, having an agent is more convenient for home showings. To learn more, watch this short video.
What happens during the closing process? What is closing? Closing is the culmination of the contract between a buyer and a seller. No matter which side of the transaction you’re on, there are a few things you should know to make the process go smoother. For one, although the buyer often chooses the closing attorney, the attorney doesn’t represent the buyer or the seller in a financed offer. To learn more, watch this short video.
A home inspection is always necessary for a buyer. Here’s why.
When using the Internet to search for homes, there are five mistakes we typically see potential homebuyers make that you need to avoid. The first is using an agent based on a phone call from an inquiry you may have made online. If you ask about a particular home online and get a call from an agent about it, don’t hire them based on that one conversation. Interview several agents and use someone who has your best interests in mind. To learn more mistakes you need to avoid when home-shopping online, watch our latest video.
Do you really need 10% down in order to purchase a home? About 87% of non-homeowners think that’s the case but the truth is, it depends on your situation. In some areas, you can get into a home for as little as 5%. There are even loan programs that allow you to buy a home with no money down. So, how do you know which loan program is right for you? To find out, watch this short video.