Getting your First Home Loan

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Getting your First Home Loan

Tags: home buyer tips, homes, loans, home loans, real estate,

Starting out in the housing market can be intimidating for anyone. Ever since the housing market crashed in 2007, the road to recovery has been rather uneven. This includes buyers being held back due to increasingly stricter standards for lending. Things in the housing market have been changing and showing small signs of improvement. For starters, banks are less strict about the minimum requirem...Read More

Programs for First-Time Home Buyers

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Programs for First-Time Home Buyers

Tags: home buyer tips, horror stories, bad agents, first time buyers, home buyers, real estate, properties, homes, buyers,

Grants for First Time Home Buyers While looking for a grant it is important to be knowledgeable and motivated. In this field there are many organizations and people who can help you through the grant process. Unfortunately, there are also people who are waiting to take advantage of your situation. They are able to do this through the many fees and costs linked to buying a house. Matters that in...Read More

Hire a Realtor or Buy Alone?

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Hire a Realtor or Buy Alone?

Tags: home buyer tips, realtor, agents, real estate, buying, properties, realty,

One may ask, what is the difference between a real estate agent and a realtor? A real estate agent is not a realtor. A realtor is one who is authorized by the Realtors’ Association on a national level. A good agent will still follow all the same rules and virtues as a good realtor. It should not make a difference.   As well as with authorization, agents must also fulfill some other con...Read More

10 Things to Know if you are Closing a Home Deal for the First Time

By: Ricardo Medeiros

10 Things to Know if you are Closing a Home Deal for the First Time

Tags: home buyer tips, realtor, agents, closing, home deal, real estate, properties,

The real estate agent has already helped you to prepare the best offer. It contains the list of contingencies (for example, that seller fully disclosed any problems with the house, points on the results and actions after the inspections, etc.) and it is finally accepted. Anticipation of a purchase is rising. You are ready to sign the documents and move into your new family home, loft, condo, or a...Read More

Moving Tips

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Moving Tips

Tags: home buyer tips, moving, homes, real estate, properties, tips

Moving is one of the most stressful and tiring things anyone can ever go through. Whether the move is across cities or within the same area, it always needs careful planning. From sorting to packing, labeling, unpacking and arranging all your stuff in your new home, it involves a bunch of work. This usually calls for additional hands to help with the tasks that need to be done, and this help alw...Read More

The Guide of Real Estate Agents for Home Buyers

By: Ricardo Medeiros

The Guide of Real Estate Agents for Home Buyers

Tags: Home Buyers, Real Estate, Real Estate Agents, Homes, Home Buyers, Buyers, Properties,

It's extremely important to know the ins and outs of real estate agents before you bring one along with you to help in your search for a home, just so you may know what to expect, and what will be expected of you. Who a Real Estate Agent Is You probably already know who a real estate agent is, but do you know exactly what they do? In short, a real estate agent is someone who is licensed to li...Read More

Can Inspections Affect the House Value?

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Can Inspections Affect the House Value?

Tags: home buyer tips, realtor, agents, inspections, house value, homes, real estate,

Can Inspections Affect the House Value? The short answer would be “Yes, they can”, but do not count on it too much. As we were saying, the role of the home inspection is to protect the buyer from inheriting major issues along with his purchase. Home appraisal, on the other hand, makes sure that a lender does not pay more than he has to. During the appraisal, the specialist determines...Read More

Closing Process

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Closing Process

Tags: home buyer tips, realtor, agents, homes, real estate, closing process,

Deciding to buy a house for the first time can prove to be quite a challenge, especially if you are not the kind of person that understands the way that financial transactions go and how the real estate market works.  Here is a short, user-friendly guide to help you find your way through the amount of paperwork required by the insurance, warranty, appraisal, and mortgage statement on the pro...Read More

Negotiation Tips

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Negotiation Tips

Tags: home buyer tips, horror stories, negotiation, homes, real estate,

Tactic #1. Use the Middleman Your attorney’s real estate agent can act as your middleman and negotiate with your seller's representative. Using him as a buffer will not only save you time, but it may also provide you with useful information concerning the sellers, their intentions, etc. which the other party will not disclose to you directly. Tactic #2. Play Good Cop and Bad Cop Like...Read More

Best Ways to Organize Your Move

By: Ricardo Medeiros

Best Ways to Organize Your Move

Tags: home buyer tips, horror stories, bad agents

Moving into your new, amazing home can be one of the happiest and exciting moments of your life. It is the end of a chapter and the start of a whole new amazing part of your life that you will experience. However, if not done properly, moving houses can also be an endless source of stress and frustration. That is why we are going to focus, below, on all the best, most efficient and clever ways t...Read More

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