First Time Home Buyers

A Guide to Understanding Appraisals

The home appraisal is essentially a value assessment of the home and property and is part of the closing process. Appraisals can be needed when you are purchasing a home and also if you are refinancing your current home. They are conducted by a certified third party and are used to determine whether the home […]

Lauren  · 

Tips For First Time Homeowners

Owning your first home is one of the biggest milestones in an individual’s life and still very much part of the American dream! When you find a house and have your offer accepted, the wheels start turning in your mind. Then, when you receive the keys the excitement to make the home your own becomes […]

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How A Realtor Can Help You Buy New Construction

When you are looking at houses, it can be easy to fall in love with new construction. Many people dream of newly built homes filled with the latest in home design features, new appliances and finishes chosen to please their personal tastes. But, building a home can be an expensive and lengthy process as you […]

Lauren  · 

Home Insurance versus Home Warranty

You probably know that if you own your home you need home insurance but what is a home warranty? Do you need both? When you purchase a home, new or old, it is normally recommended that you purchase a home warranty for at least the first year. But do you need it after that? While […]

Lauren  · 

The Art of Negotiation, Strategies for Buyers to Avoid

Negotiation is a big part of real estate, after all, the perfect house at the perfect price doesn’t normally appear on its own. Negotiations can usually help establish common ground amongst all parties. It is important to understand what to do and what not to do so you don’t ruin the transaction. Before you begin, […]

Lauren  · 

WHERE DO I START? The Home Buying Process

One of the joys of real estate is being able to assist first time homebuyers with the purchase of their first home! It is truly a rewording experience when you can hand over the keys and see the excitement radiating from your clients.  They have saved and worked so hard to make the dream of […]

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