Category Archives: What Buyers Need to Know

Closing Information and Terms

Congratulations! You have decided to buy a new home. This article will help you take this big financial step by describing the home-buying, home-financing, and settlement process. Lenders and mortgage brokers are required by federal law under the Real Estate … Continue reading

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Why Get a Home Inspection Before Buying?

After months of walking through house after house, you have finally found your dream home. The house matches all of your criteria and you are confident the search is over… But wait, do you really know anything about the house … Continue reading

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Why A Buyer’s Agent?

What is a Buyer Agent? Okay, you’re driving through Pinellas County Florida or surfing the net when you see an incredible home for sale. Eager to look inside, you call the real estate agent on the sign or listed on … Continue reading

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5 Surprise-Prevention Strategies for Home Buyers

I’ve long believed that the number one source of stress experienced by home buyers is all the unpredictability that lies along the home buying timeline: the prospect of unpleasant surprises that seems to lurk around every corner. Fact is, there … Continue reading

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Differences between Pre-qualification and Pre-approval Letters

With the current unique housing market and the tightening of credit requirements by lenders, home buyers are more apt to have a contract accepted if they provide evidence that they will be approved for a mortgage. Pre-qualification and pre-approval letters … Continue reading

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5 Biggest Mistakes Home Buyers Make

Some home buyers fall for common pitfalls when purchasing a home. How can you help make sure your clients don’t fall for one? Credit.com recently featured some of the biggest mistakes home buyers often make. Their list included:

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The Perfect Loan File

The media has it all wrong– securing a mortgage approval and satisfying credit underwriting guidelines are not the difficulties plaguing mortgage consumers.It’s in meeting the rigorous documentation requirements that most people fall flat. The good news is, the fix is … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Deciding How Much to Offer – or Ask – for Your Home

One of the hardest, most important decisions home buyers face is how much to offer for their home.  And the glut of information on the web about real estate only makes home buyers even crazier than the decision itself does.  … Continue reading

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