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 […]
If you are looking for a home that has space for an office, here are some really creative ideas that will help you achieve that goal. Here is an office space created by my Seller at 31 Fountain Street in Arlington. This was a tiny room & was completely maximized to achieve a perfect office […]
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If you’re like most buyers, you’ll be visiting open houses as part of your search. How do you maximize your time there and avoid common pitfalls? Read below for open house dos and don’ts. Things to Do Get The Scoop Ask the open house agent plenty of questions about the condition of the property, […]
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