So You Want to Buy a Home?

Let’s face it, if you’ve never bought a home, the process can seem a bit daunting.  And even those home buyers who have been through the process a couple of times will find that it has become more time-consuming and complicated.  So for the benefit of those who are thinking about buying a home, I present you with the top 10 most frequently asked questions posed by buyers who are totally confused.

1.  WHERE DO I BEGIN?

ANSWER:  Meet with a lender.
I know, I know – you want to look at homes.  And lots of them.  Meeting with the numbers guy or gal is not high on your priority list.  But do yourself a favor; get pre-approved for a loan first.  It costs nothing, takes only a couple of minutes, and you’ll be better equipped to make a solid offer on a home that is backed up by a pre-approval letter.  If you overlook this initial step, you run the risk of wasting lots of time looking at the wrong priced properties not to mention, making offers on properties that you’ll never be able to purchase.    Continue reading

Holiday Listing Blues

As we approach the holidays, many sellers (or potential sellers) think that waiting until after the holidays to list their home is the prudent thing to do.  After all, no one is house hunting during the holidays – – – right?  Think again.

Other topics covered in this sales meeting include Franklin County market stats through October 2015, advantages of REALTOR® membership and affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, mortgage myths, and getting buyer agency contracts signed.