Is a Home Inspection Needed?

The short answer is no, home inspections are not always required. There is a little more nuance to this answer, however. Home inspections can be an investment when buying a home and they are highly recommended for a number of reasons: Home Inspections Evaluate All Aspects of the House If there is a major issue with the home, such as …

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When to Walk Away from an Offer

If you have found the house of your dreams, it is tempting to just pull the trigger and sign the offer. As a homebuyer, there are a lot of problems that can arise in the process of a home sale.  It can be difficult to decide whether it is time to walk away from an offer, but here are a …

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What to Look for During an Open House

An open house is a great opportunity to “try before you buy”, or explore the home you are looking to purchase. During the open house, you will get a chance to explore parts of the home and decide if it is a good fit. There are a few key factors you should pay attention to during the open house:  Closet …

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5 Etiquette Rules for Open Houses

Open houses are coming back to the market. If you are shopping for a new home, it may be time to brush up on the etiquette rules. While there are not many etiquette rules for an open house, there are a few important ones:  Be on Time If an open house starts at noon, do not come early! Give the …

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The Best Ways to Pet Proof Your Home During a Showing

Pets can be a wonderful edition to the family. When you are showing your home during the selling process, it can be tough to have pets! Unfortunately, pets can make the home a little bit dirtier during the showing process. Here are some tips to help pet-proof your home during the selling process:  Get Organized If you have not done …

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What to Look for in a Neighborhood

During the home search, many buyers may overlook aspects of the neighborhood that will contribute to their life once the home has been purchased. The neighborhood that your new home is in is just as important as the home itself! Here are some aspects of your new potential neighborhood to consider:  The Location While this may seem obvious, the location …

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What are the Non-Negotiables During Your Home Search?

During the home search, every buyer should be aware of the non-negotiables. While these options may look different from buyer to buyer, they are important to consider! Non-negotiables are factors about the house that a buyer will not compromise on. These could be closet space, or even a pool in the yard. Some of the most common non-negotiables are: 1. …

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How to Navigate a Seller’s Market

The progression into a seller’s market can feel rocky. With this unprecedented shift, there are many realtors, buyers, and sellers experiencing new territory. While we are heading into the fall market, it is important to prepare yourself accordingly if you are thinking of buying a home! Here are a few ways to navigate a seller’s market as a buyer: Find …

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How Do I Make the Best Offer During a Bidding War?

In a seller’s market, you can often expect a bidding war. While you may not be able to win every bidding war, here are some tips to make the best offer for the seller! • Make Sure You Have a Preapproval Letter: This is the most important piece to the seller! In order for you to look like the best …

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When Do I Walk Away from a Bidding War?

If you have found your dream home after months of searching, you may be prepared to start a bidding war. A bidding war is a real estate term when the seller has received multiple offers on their home in a small period of time. This creates an environment where the seller can wait and see if a buyer is willing …

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