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I Love Working With Buyers

I am an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and have helped over 200 buyers purchase starter homes, condos, HUD and REO properties, relocation listings and new construction homes.

I will work diligently to help you find the perfect home, explore neighborhoods, types of homes, help you up size, down size or right size. Then I provide you with the information you need to make a smart home buying decision.

I will be with you every step of the way, starting with the loan pre-approval process, helping you select only the best homes to see, making offers and negotiating contingencies, attending the home inspection with you, and helping you celebrate the happy ending when we all sit at the closing table.

My focus is to find out what’s most important to you and make buying a home a smooth hassle-free process for you.

7 Steps to Buying a Home

Have you ever wondered what it takes to purchase a new home? Everyone knows the home-buying process is complicated and you’d be surprised to find out how many steps you aren’t aware of! If you’d like to learn more about the home-buying process, this article gives you a step-by-step breakdown of the process. 

What I Can Do for You as Your Buyer's Agent

Hiring a trusted, experienced buyer’s agent can make or break your new home purchase. You need an expert who knows the buying process and an agent who will go above and beyond to get you what you want.

The Most Common Questions Asked by Buyers

Buying a home can be overwhelming, even if you have been through the process before. Working with an experienced full-time real estate agent can help you navigate the world of real estate and address your questions. As your third-grade teacher told you, ‘there are no stupid questions.’ Here are the ones I hear most often:
I'm ready to buy a home, what is the first step?

While attending open houses is much more exciting than filling out paperwork, the first step a homebuyer should take is getting pre-approved for a loan. This helps you determine how much house you can afford and set a firm budget. Sellers are also more inclined to take you seriously and consider your offer if they know the home is within your pre-approved limit.

How much can I afford? And besides the mortgage payment, what other costs do I need to consider?
When you qualify for a home loan and look at the monthly mortgage payment it may see ‘doable’ but you must also factor in the additional costs associated with home ownership. Many times you can have your mortgage insurance and real estate taxes rolled into your monthly payment; however, additional utility costs, condo or homeowner’s association feeds need to be considered as well.
Should I use a real estate agent? How do I find one?
YES! Buying a home is a complicated and complex process, and a good agent can help you save time and money and lots of stress along the way. You want to find someone who understands your needs and look out for your best interest during this transaction. Read online reviews, ask trusted friends for recommendations and take the time to interview several full-time professional real estate agents before you make a decision.
How long does the home-buying process take?
The process varies significantly and depends on the state in which you are buying and the type of property you are purchasing. Once the seller has accepted your offer, it takes an average of 36 days to close. FHA and VA loans can take a few additional days, and short sales are notoriously slow, taking an average of 90 to 120 days to close.
Can I buy a home and sell my current one at the same time?
Yes, you can—but it’s the real estate equivalent of walking a tightrope. If you buy a home before you sell the one you’re in, you risk being overextended financially. If you sell before you buy, you might need to rent awhile before finding a new place. A possible way to do both at once is to write a “home sale contingency” into your contract. This means you only agree to buy the new home if you can sell the one you are in. In a very competitive market the seller may not accept a contract with a home sale contingency.

More questions? Contact me anytime and I’ll be happy to answer them for you.

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