Do you hope to find a “deal” or be lucky enough to skip a bidding war? Your lucky day has finally arrived! Homebuyers with children tend to abandon their home buying plans by August because they want to be settled before school starts. National housing data shows that August and September tend to have the […]
Here are some tips on how to write the perfect dear seller letter: You want the seller to know who you are: Start out your letter by introducing yourself and let the seller know who will be living in the house. They might be thrilled to know that you are, for example, recently married, first-time […]
From price and location to the physical structure itself, the list of things to keep in mind when shopping for a house can seem endless. But some problems you encounter don’t need to affect your final decision. Houzz Contributor, Laura Gaskill From price and location to the physical structure itself, the list of things to keep in […]
Cold feet. It’s more than walking in the snow in skimpy shoes without socks. After you’ve received the good news that you’ve just bought a home, it’s not unusual when you’re a buyer to develop buyer’s remorse or what real estate agents call cold feet. This cold feet syndrome happens all at once. One minute you’re jumping […]
Right now you’re probably wondering how you will know that you have found the right house if you don’t sleep on it. What’s wrong with sleeping on it? Everything is wrong with sleeping on it. Trust yourself. Don’t second guess your own instincts. Your instincts will not steer you in the wrong direction. You Want […]
Step 1: Determine your budget Even before you start searching, you should determine how much you can afford with an online tool like the Zillow Home Affordability Calculator. Just plug in some basic information to get an estimate of how much you can spend on a home. Tip – Typically, your total housing payment (including fees, taxes, […]
“Inventory remains low, prices continue to creep up and buyers are rebelling,” reports Linda O’Koniewski, CEO of RE/MAX Leading Edge, “Buyers frustrated by competition and high prices are taking a step back and beginning a ‘wait and see’ approach. Our agents, who’ve been used to 8, 10 and 12 offers are now seeing a significant […]
“We’ve seen a resurgence in a dangerous trend in real estate which is agents who tell their sellers not to accept escalation clauses. Some listing agents direct buyer agents in MLS not to bring an offer with an escalation clause,” laments Linda O’Koniewski, CEO of RE/MAX Leading Edge. “We are horrified and dismayed at this practice. We’ve never […]
While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) changed the mortgage disclosure rules substantially last year, it did not change the APR, which continues as the disclosure centerpiece. Whenever lenders disclose a rate quote, they must also disclose the APR. The reason for the central role of the APR is that it pulls together the interest […]
At RateGravity, we are honored when given the opportunity to conduct home buyer classes because it gives us the chance to live one of our core values, which is to provide unbiased educational content. During several of our most recent classes, we have heard a consistent theme from many potential homebuyers that we refer to […]
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