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How to Respond to a Soft Counter?

Here is the scenario. You submitted an offer to the Seller and they have no other (and stronger) offer. You waited a day and the listing agent contacted you back saying they just received another offer (Realtor Code of Ethics dictate that the listing agent is telling you the truth here), and that they want […]

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Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your First Step

Currently, we are in a market where demand is greater than supply. There are more buyers competing for a limited number of homes for sale, and this is the number one reason why you should get pre-approval before you start looking at properties. Even if this is not the case there are many good reasons […]

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4 Reasons to Hire a Realtor

Buying and selling a home is unlike other purchase. Although you could attempt to do this on your own, consider why it is better to work with a Realtor. 1. An industry professional will be covering your back. Having representation (either as a buyer or a seller) means that a skilled professional is ethically and […]

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Should You Make Extra Mortgage Payment?

When you get a loan, you may have the option of Pre-Payment, i.e., you can send in extra payment to pay down the loan faster. This extra payment doesn’t have to be a full month amount — it can be any amount, e.g., $100, $200, $5000, etc. When you do this, make sure you make […]

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How Much Money Do You Need to Buy a House?

When you buy a house, you will have to pay for several expenses in the process. This article breaks down the various expenses, when you have to pay, and the approximate amount. Prior to Closing EMD At the time of making an offer, you have to put down a deposit called an Ernest Money Deposit […]

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How Long Does it Take to Buy a Home?

Home buying process can be broken down into two phases (1) the finding phase, and (2) the closing phase. The timeline for finding a home varies from person to person. In generally, I recommend 4-6 weeks depending on how specific you’re about the house you’re looking for, the amount of home for sale (inventory), and level […]

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Why Should You Buy, Instead of Rent?

This is a common question for people who are thinking about buying a house. There are advantages and disadvantages when you’re renting vs owing a home. Renting is much easier. You’re housing expense is fixed each month — there are no repairs and renters generally do not spend money on home improvement projects. On the […]

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