Ways Real Estate Agents Can Aid Homebuyers

Real estate agents are there to facilitate home purchases, whether you’re representing buyers or sellers. You aren’t just there to search the MLS. You’re there to guide people through the home buying process and help them find the right home. Here are a few ways real estate agents can aid homebuyers.  Create Lists of Deal

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Biggest Mistakes First Time Buyers Make (….And How to Avoid Them)

Buying your first home is what you have been daydreaming about for months if not years. Your favorite daydream is a sunny Saturday afternoon watching the kids run through the sprinkler on your freshly mowed lawn. And there is that pestering feeling of being a little overwhelmed with the big decisions you face about the

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Tough Market for Spring Buyers Means Bidding Wars

This won’t happen everywhere across the country but many areas are once again facing a serious shortage of inventory as the spring market prepares to get started. High prices, low inventory, and lack of entry-level new construction will all be important factors this spring and into the summer. The demand for homes is still out

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Say Yes To The House: 3 First-Time Home Buying Tips For Newlyweds

It’s no secret that one of the many dreams of a newly married couple is to buy a house together. In fact, many couples have actually been putting off their wedding day in an effort to save for a down payment on a house. A house is one of the most expensive purchases you’ll ever

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Why Dual Agency in Real Estate Is Bad For Buyers and Sellers

What is Dual Agency and How Does it Work? There are lots of things in a real estate transaction that a layman has no idea about. Most people do understand the basics of representation. For example a “seller’s real estate agent” represents a seller and a “buyer’s real estate agent” represents a buyer. Pretty simple

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Repair & maintenance costs top buyers’ list of biggest regrets

Younger homeowners more often say they rushed through the buying process and have regrets about their mortgage, likely resulting from the challenges young buyers face entering today’s expensive housing market. Still, homeowners of all ages are, for the most part, happy with their home purchases, a recent Zillow survey shows. The Zillow Housing Aspirations Report

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Single Agent Dual Agency Fails Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate

Dual Agency Does Not Benefit Consumers When most people buy or sell a home, they pick a great real estate agent they feel comfortable with. Quite often the agent is chosen for various reasons including the following: A recommendation from a friend or relative. You saw an online review or a Google search. You noticed

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Housing inventory grows, advantage shifts to buyers

After falling for nearly four consecutive years, housing inventory has turned a corner.

Chinese interest in U.S. real estate grows

Chinese have ranked as the top foreign buyers of residential homes in the U.S. for six straight years. Traditionally, Chinese buyers have mostly focused on buying higher-end homes, but these days they’re increasingly looking at low-priced properties as well, the National Association of Realtors says. Up until recently, most Chinese buyers have snapped up million-dollar

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Adjustable-rate mortgages grow more popular in expensive markets

More buyers are opting for adjustable-rate mortgages in order to cut costs amid rising interest rates, new data from CoreLogic shows. They’re doing so even as the potential savings between a fixed-rate mortgage and an ARM get narrower. According to Freddie Mac data, the average rate on both a 30-year fixed rate mortgage and a

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