February 28, 2018

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are...

If you dread the negotiating process when buying a home, never fear. Your real estate agent is an experienced negotiator who helps keep the bargaining from becoming emotional and veering off track.

Your agent must know your desires by heart and have quick access to you...

November 10, 2016

Buying a house is a big investment, and you don't want to pay more than you have to. If you have a mortgage, you'll be living with that payment for a while. It's tempting to offer a much lower price than the asking price, especially if the house you want has been on th...

Information To Help You Throughout The

Home Buying Process

1. Are You Ready?

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Knowledge and experience are the keys to successful real estate transactions. REALTOR.com® contains an enormous amount of valuable information, and such data -- combined with the expe...

September 16, 2016

The challenge of buying a home for the first time can seem so daunting that it's tempting to either just go with the first place in your price range or continue to rent. To help you demystify the process and get the most out of the purchase, we'll examine what you'll n...

It may seem hard to imagine but, yes, the cycle has spun around and in some markets there are bidding wars leaving buyers wondering, "What can I do to make my offer stand out?"

The real estate market is again heating up and many buyers are trying to get into the market...

December 10, 2015

You have just found your dream house, and would like to buy it. What to do now?

When dealing with real estate matters, the law is clear: everything has to be in writing. Thus, you will need a sales contract, which will spell out all of the terms, conditions and special...