Buying a Home

What is a Buyer Agency Agreement

What is a Buyer Agency Agreement

What is a Buyer Agency Agreement  The worst thing you can say if you’re looking to purchase a home is “I’ll work with whoever finds me a house.”  I only work with buyers that sign exclusive buyer representation ...

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Should I Buy A Home Now or Wait Until 2023?

Should I Buy A Home Now or Wait Until 2023?

Should I Buy a Home Now or Wait Until 2023? Not sure if it is a good time to buy a house. The real estate market is shifting … in a good way.  The last couple of years have been intense.  In all my 21 years in the business ...

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What Not to Say When Touring a Home

What Not to Say When Touring a Home

What Not to Say When Touring a Home One thing to not do while you’re touring a house is talk about what you think about that house while you’re inside of it.  99% of sellers have some sort of recording devices or inside their home ...

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When You Need a Buyer's Agent

When You Need a Buyer's Agent

When You Need a Buyer's Agent Buyer's Agency Representation A lot of people think when buying a home they should go straight to the listing agent and I’m going to give you an analogy that basically explains why you should not do that. ...

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A Key To Building Wealth Is Homeownership

A Key To Building Wealth Is Homeownership

A Key To Building Wealth Is Homeownership The link between financial security and homeownership is especially important today as inflation rises.  But many people may not realize just how much owning a home contributes to your ...

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How to Avoid a Bidding War

How to Avoid a Bidding War

How to Avoid a Bidding War 3 Pro Tips to Avoid a Bidding War! If you're a buyer and are tired of swinging and missing, I've got three tips that will help you negotiate a deal on a house within your budget!

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What is an Escalation Clause?

What is an Escalation Clause?

In today’s Getting Real With Janice Allen Show, I'm going to answer a question I get asked almost all the time, especially during this hot multiple offer environment we are in . When using an escalation clause in a multiple offer situation be ...

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What Are Closing Costs?

What Are Closing Costs?

What Are Closing Costs? Fees for Buying a Home The closing is the process of passing ownership of a property from the seller to the buyer.  As a buyer, you will sign what seems like endless piles of documents and will have to present ...

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Tips for Buying Waterfront Property

Tips for Buying Waterfront Property

Tips for Buying Waterfront Property Check out these tips for buying waterfront property You may not be the only one hoping to move towards the water because of all these advantages. With only so much lakefront to give away, competition Before you ...

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Inflation & Rising Home Prices - Should You Buy?

Inflation & Rising Home Prices - Should You Buy?

Inflation is rising and so are home prices. Should you buy right now? Last week there was a big jump with inflation … 4.2% which is a jump we haven’t seen in awhile. And according to CNBC, when the economy was slowing down last year, ...

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You Bought a House ... Now What?!

You Bought a House ... Now What?!

So you closed on your new house, have the keys in hand, now what? Here’s where I’ll give you a transition plan for the first few days in your new house. You’ve just completed the biggest financial transaction of your life and can ...

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Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

There has been some discussion recently on home prices in relation to mortgage rates. Some believe if there is a rapid rise of mortgage rates, home prices should decrease. Logically it makes the most sense for the price of the house to drop when ...

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Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Potential homebuyers are always cautioned to be aware of mortgage lending standards and the difficulty they might face when trying to obtain a mortgage. Credit availability is expanding, making it easier to get a mortgage now than it was a year ago....

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