Found 4 blog entries tagged as 1st time buyer.

The mistakes I have seen.

Home buying is a significant investment and a complex process that requires careful planning and preparation. To ensure a smooth and successful home buying experience, it's important to avoid common mistakes that can derail your plans. Here are Five common mistakes to avoid when buying a home and offer advice to help you make informed decisions and achieve your goals.


Not getting pre-approval: Before you start your house hunt, it's essential to get pre-approved for a mortgage. A pre-approval lets you know how much you can afford and helps you understand the mortgage options available to you. It also gives you a better idea of the additional costs you will incur, such as closing costs. This information is critical to help…

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In recent months, the media has been filled with stories of a struggling real estate market. Headlines blare about declining home sales and plummeting prices, painting a dire picture for anyone looking to buy or sell a home. But don't believe the hype. The reality is that the real estate market is thriving, and now is a great time to make a move.

Just this past Saturday I did an open house for a 2 family home.  The house had just come back on the market a few days earlier and since we did not have a lot of time to promote the open house my colleague and I were not sure about the turnout.  We were so busy that we had to extend the open house by 45 mins.  More than 30 sets of buyers came through and these were not the same buyers you would find during…

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Be the best buyer you can be!

The importance of speaking with a mortgage rep or broker, and getting a pre-approval cannot be stressed enough.

In fact, it should be one on the 1st things you do, if not the very 1st thing.  This is assuming that you have a general Idea on where you want to buy.  Your desired location’s property taxes are a factor when it comes to pre-approvals.

I do meet buyers every now and then that want to find their house first, then get a pre-approval. This usually does not work out. Learning that a house that you like is not in your price range can be demotivating and delay you in accomplishing what you want. 

Even worse is finding a house, getting pre-approved for the price but since you needed a day or two to get…

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Life of a realtor

Being a Realtor means that people always ask you if NOW is a good time to buy or sell. This is not just at the obvious places such as my office or a listing appointment, but everywhere. I mean everywhere. Weddings, BBQs, in line at the post office, even in my own house from the guy fixing my fridge. I do not mind it at all. Especially since I enjoy talking about Real Estate.

Usually, they are expecting me to bring up some statistics demonstrating the strength or weakness of the current market. I don’t, at least I don’t START with that.  Why?  If someone is thinking of buying or selling THEIR home, their reason almost always has nothing to do with the market, and I rather discuss that.  

Here are some reasons why 

Why you want…

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