Category Archives: How to Buy a Home

What do you look for at an Open House? Wear and tear

We’ve asked our home buyer agents what they look for at an open house. Today’s response comes from Claire Bastien – “When viewing a home, I look for signs to see if the seller either maintained or neglected items on … Continue reading

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Exclusive Buyer Agents make Kiplinger’s list of Best Personal Finance Services of 2015

As proud members of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents, we are so excited to see Exclusive Buyer Agents make Kiplinger’s list of Best Personal Finance Services of 2015. See what they say… Best Resources for Buying and Selling … Continue reading

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10 Signs of Buyer’s Remorse After Buying a Home

Thanks to Movers and Packers for offering to share the following article… The purchase of a new home is a difficult decision. It is hard to know for sure whether you’re going to like the home or the new neighborhood … Continue reading

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Buying Foreclosed Property?

While the economy does seem to be picking up – foreclosures are still a reality in many community. Some communities that had a reputaiton for being above or beyond the threat of forclosure are being hit. SO it can be … Continue reading

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Appraisal Issues

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has an interesting article about appraisals – who can make them and what that means. The Minnesota Legislature is working on rules that would change the current arrangement allowing agents to determine a home’s value. The … Continue reading

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Best Loan Program Ever

Have you ever heard of a loan program in which there is no need to have excellent credit to get a low interest rate, no down-payment, no closing costs, and where the seller concessions to the buyer are unlimited? The … Continue reading

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Choosing a Buyer Agent

Klinger just published a helpful article on the advantages of an excluive home buyer agent, offering a few tips to help home buyers choose the right buyer agent for them… Look for agents who have earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative … Continue reading

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Short Sale?

What is a short sale? According to the RISMedia… In short sales, lenders accept a sales price below what they’re owed. For a bank, that’s often cheaper than foreclosing and reselling the house in an unstable market. Typically, sellers in … Continue reading

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Homeowners are right sizing

Remember the day when “bigger was always better”? Homeowners are finding that it’s no longer the situation. Homeowners have found themselves in homes that are large in housing developments that are large surrounded by amenities that are too crowded. Or … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Finding Your New Home at Discount

RIS Media recently posted 7 Tips to Finding Your New Home at Discount. Here’s an abbreviated version of their list. Check out their article for the details… 1. Search for short sale properties 2. Select a real estate professional3. Investigate … Continue reading

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