I'm sure by now you have read an article or two (or 17) about how competitive the current real estate market is for buyers. Bidding wars, 20+ offers on a home, bully offers, firm offers with no conditions, buyers offering to give away their first born child if the sellers accept their offer. I made that last one up, but I am sure some parents have thought about it.
Some bidding wars are reasonable, where you’re competing against 1 or 2 other buyers. But then there are the insane kind of bidding war. Where 72 buyers show up, all wanting the same house.
Here are my top 10 tips that can help you in winning that bidding war for your dream home!Read More
These are the things real estate agents deal with frequently when they are showing homes, which funny enough don’t make it on any of the HGTV “reality” shows.
When my home buyer clients and I arrive at a home for a showing, I will have called ahead and requested for us to see the home during a set window of time, and the seller has to confirm the showing. So they know we are coming, but once my clients and I arrive at the house, we can be in for a multitude of surprises.Read More
Now that the sellers have accepted your offer, you still have several important things left to do before you can get the keys in your hot little hands.
Get the details on ensuring you have a firm offer, keeping your lawyer and mortgage professional in the loop, setting up home owners insurance and your utilities, and re-visiting your soon-to-be new home.Read More
You've found the home you want to make your own! So exciting! The next step is to prepare an offer to submit to the seller, which is technically called an Agreement of Purchase and Sale.
Let's discuss the details of an offer, whether you should include a financing and home inspection condition in your offer, the offer process, and how a bidding war could impact your offer.Read More
Now that you have your finances in order, have been pre-approved for your mortgage, have calculated the costs of buying your new home, have the necessary money saved, and have picked your real estate agent, the fun starts! Let the house hunting begin!
But before you starting house hunting, you need to have a rough idea of what you’re hunting for. That’s where a real estate agent can help.
Check out these questions to help you narrow down what kind of home you want.Read More