Tag Archives: home buying

Loan Demand Gets a Lift From Rate Drop

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, August 09, 2017 Interest rates dropped last week, giving homeowners and home buyers more incentive to lock in a lower rate as they apply for a mortgage. Total mortgage application activity for home buying … Continue reading

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What Do Real Estate Pros Look for When It’s Their Turn to Buy?

What you really need to know about buying — from the people who house hunt for a living. Take the long view when you’re buying, says Chicago agent Pekarsky. He plans to start a family in a few years, so … Continue reading

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Do Your Buyers Think About Quality of Life?

October 2016 | By Melissa Dittmann Tracey They may judge homes based on superficial elements when they should be going deeper than that. One real estate agent encourages buyers to look at factors of a property that impact their mental, … Continue reading

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5 Home Buying Myths

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, September 06, 2016 Home buyers get a lot of advice from friends and family – some good, some bad. A lot of myths can pop up and negatively guide their home purchasing experience. Make … Continue reading

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4 Must-Know Tips for Buying, Selling in 2016

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, January 15, 2016 What do buyers and sellers need to know to be smart about the housing market in 2016? “The 2016 housing market is forecasted to be mainly a seller’s market, filled with … Continue reading

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10 Things to Take the Trauma Out of Home Buying

Find a real estate agent that’s simpatico. Home buying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It’s critical that the agent you choose is both skilled and a good fit with your personality Remember, there … Continue reading

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Mistake No. 8: Procrastination Post-offer

Mistake No. 8: Procrastination Post-offer Always ensure that the communication between your Realtor and yourself is exceptional and that you are both reachable at all times. Once an offer on a home is made time is usually of the essence, … Continue reading

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Mistake No. 7: Anger over Inspection Repair Requests

Mistake No. 7:   Anger over Inspection Repair Requests. Remember Mistake No. 3; being dishonest about the home?  “A seller risks losing a potential sale by hiding something they know is wrong with their house.   When it’s found, inevitably during the … Continue reading

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Mistake No. 2: Overpricing Your Home.

Mistake No. 2: Overpricing Your Home. Ah….pricing your home right.   No subject could be touchier.  Although no one can place a value on the “home” you have built over the years, in order to sell, an asking price must be … Continue reading

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