Buyers What does “as-is” mean? As-Is Properties: What Does That Mean? While looking for homes, buyers will sometimes come across a property listed “as-is” or have to make an “as-is” offer to get a home they love under contract. So what does as-is mean exactly?  An as-is offer means you can have an inspection, but you are not supposed to […]
Buyers HOMEBUYING FEES When buying a home, many buyers think they only need to have a down payment ready for closing, however, there are many other fees that have to be paid throughout the process.  So what are these other costs, when are they due, and how can you prepare for them?  Look for a separate post touching […]
Buyers WHAT IS EARNEST MONEY? What is earnest money? Earnest money is a good faith payment which shows the seller that you are serious about buying their home.  It’s also part of your down payment.  So for instance, if you pay 1% in earnest money (abbreviated as EM) and your total down payment is 20% then that means you’ve already […]
Buyers LET’S MAKE AN OFFER!   The day has come when you have found your one and only.  Maybe not your true love of the human variety, but you did find a home you love.  Now what?!  Here is some information you need to know as you move forward with writing an offer. Full legal name:   You will sign […]
Buyers SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY SETTINGS Have you ever seen a friend or family member post on social media about their home purchase or sale?  I certainly have!  Sometimes those posts include information that could benefit one party to the transaction.  This is why I strongly recommend changing your privacy settings on social platforms, especially Facebook, so only your friends can […]
Buyers SECURING YOUR HOME   With all the new home technology available, there are a myriad of ways to secure your home.  The more tech savvy are controlling everything from the HVAC system to interior room lights to a crock pot from a phones.  Others are still using a wooden rod in the track of a sliding door so […]
Buyers HOME MAINTENANCE TIPS BY SEASON Want to keep some preventable maintenance from haunting you during a home inspection?  If you purchased a home in the last year, then you probably remember the inspection process and whether or not the home you bought had a slew of issues.  Could any of those have been prevented by regular maintenance?  I would suspect […]
Buyers TOP QUESTIONS BUYERS ASK ME ABOUT WORKING WITH A REALTOR   So you are thinking about buying a home and you have already read my post about selecting a real estate agent, but you still have some questions. Hopefully below you will see some of those questions asked and answered.   Can you show me homes that you don’t have listed? Yes! I am a […]
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