Archive for the First Time Home Buyer Category

What to Expect from Your Realtor when Buying a House

What to Expect from Your Realtor when Buying a House

There used to be a time I have old heard of that the Realtor controlled the information, the access and the transaction because they had the license and the Cadillac and the weird yellow sports coat.  But today things have changed and while there are still many

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Surprises and Costs Associated with buying any property

Surprises and Costs Associated with buying any property

Have you always wanted to buy some real estate whether it is a home or building for your business?  Its part of the “American Dream” to own your home and not rent anymore and its also part of the small business success to own your own business

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Understanding the Inspection Period of a Home Sale

Every single home sale I am involved in the Inspection period is daunting to me, whether I am the buyers agent or the listing agent it is a process that I see as overwhelming and difficult for all parties.  Buyer and seller have finally worked hard to

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Would I Sell My House FSBO if I was Not a Realtor? How?

Would I Sell My House FSBO if I was Not a Realtor?  How?

I get asked the question a lot when I talk to homeowners and clients about whether or not I would use a For Sale By Owner product verses a typical full service listing service and the answer is always Yes.  I would figure out a FSBO service

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Sell Your House Fast For Full Price

Sell Your House Fast For Full Price

You ever wonder how your neighbor sold their home in 3 days or they were able to get a higher price then anyone else in the community? It is not because they have a statue upside down in their landscaping or better karma but because they probably

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Getting Serious about Making Your Home a Good Investment

Getting Serious about Making Your Home a Good Investment

You have heard it a million times that buying a home is a fantastic investment and homeownership puts you miles ahead of renters.  But that can be pretty false and most people that make these statements do not clarify how rare it is that the home is

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How to lower your real estate fees when using a Realtor

Real Estate commissions can be high and add quite a bit to the actual sales price of a home and as a Realtor myself I think we provide a tremendous service 87% of the time.  Real Estate commissions can vary from each deal and can get as

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How To Fail at Holding an Open House

Open Houses whether you like them or not are an important part of selling homes but they can also be a huge waste of time if not done properly.  This time of year and during the summer the Open House gains more popularity as a way to

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3 Real Estate Investments with Cash in Indiana

Cash is King!  This is correct and using it smartly is even better, which I still think most Real Estate investors miss out on many opportunities for their cash.  Investing in Indiana Real Estate can be different then investing in other states, especially the West coast and

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4 Misconceptions We Portray Daily as Realtors

I am one. I am a Realtor and by all means have portraid these misconceptions in my business and daily communications. These impressions we may give are not bad or harmful but really I think they are false and as a recovering new agent, I think most

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