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Tuesday, July 26, 2022   /   by Kristie Rodricks

Top 10 mistakes to avoid once under contract.

You are under contract on your dream home you are done right?

Getting your offer accepted is not the end of the home buying process. If you’re not careful, that dream home can quickly become a missed opportunity.

Over the years we have seen many buyers make these mistakes after they’ve gone into contract on their dream homes.

Follow these 10 Commandments of buying and you will make the process that much easier!

1. Don’t change jobs, become self-employed, or quit your job.
2. Don’t buy a new car, van or truck - you may end up living in it!
3. Don’t use any charge cards or let your accounts fall behind.
4. Don’t spend any money you have set aside for closing.
5. Don’t omit any debt or liabilities from your loan application.
6. Don’t buy any furniture even if the payment is deferred until closing.
7. Don’t allow any additional inquiries on your credit except for insurance purposes.
8. Don’t make any larg ...

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018   /   by Bret Johnson

The Myths and Facts of Buying a Fixer-Upper Property

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Here are five myths people often assume about buying fixer-upper properties and the facts behind those myths. 

Myth #1: You’ll make a killing by buying a home tens of thousands of dollars below its market value, administering a little TLC to it, and then selling it. 
Fact: Home sellers price fixer-upper homes at a value that’s roughly equivalent to the amount of work that’s needed to make the necessary repairs. This means that adjusting the style of a fixer-upper or making some higher-end updates might make it difficult for you to recoup the money you put into it, because you may go overboard for what the market will bear. Sellers aren’t dumb—they won’t accept less money for their home so that you can make some updates to it. They’ll only price the home for however much it will take to make necessary repairs and bring the home back to its ...

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017   /   by Emily Adams

What Happens If You’re Not Happy With Your Home Purchase?

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As a homebuyer, how do you protect yourself from making a mistake?
Purchasing a home is a big decision, and it’s one that you’ll literally have to live with. In a low inventory market like ours, many buyers worry that they might be pressured into making the wrong choice.
What happens if you move in and you aren’t happy with the home?
Don’t worry. Our exclusive Realty Protection Plan is an amazing feature. Basically, if you buy a home through us, we guarantee your satisfaction. If you’re not happy with the property, give us a call. We will buy it back from you or sell it for free.
This is not a gimmick. If you are unhappy with the home and it simply isn’t going to work for you, we will come out to buy it back from you. If we cannot come to an agreement on the purchase price, we’ll sell it for you for free.
That way, you can go out, find a home ! ...

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Friday, July 8, 2016   /   by Bret Johnson

Saving To Buy A Home? What Would You Sacrifice? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:

95% of first-time homebuyers are willing to sacrifice to make homeownership a reality.

The top thing that buyers sacrifice are new clothes at 54%.

Even repeat or experienced buyers say they sacrificed taking a vacation or buying a new car to buy their last home.

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