For Buyers

 

Interested in Buying a Home or Condo? A Professional Real Estate Agent Can Help

As a professional real estate agent, I understand the complexities of buying a home whether it is a permanent, second, and/or investment property. I want to reassure you that, as your realtor, I will be with you every step of the way, handling every detail that I can. I enjoy helping buyers and receive a great deal of satisfaction for a job well done.

When working with me to find your perfect home or condo, you will get a focused, full time agent. I am confident you will find my ability to be proficient an asset. I hope to make your home buying experience an overall rewarding experience. I never view my customers as a paycheck, but rather a partner in finding the right property on your time line to fit your needs. Please know I am here to assist you in any way possible.

Don’t Make These Property Buying Mistakes

  1. Most home buyers don’t ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal.
  2. Most home buyers don’t act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house.
  3. Most home buyers don’t find the right agent who’s willing to help them through the home buying process.
  4. Most home buyers don’t do enough to make their offer look appealing to a seller.
  5. Most home buyers don’t think about resale before they buy. The average first-time buyer only stays in a home for four years.

Source: Real Estate Checklists and Systems

How I Can Help You Buy A Home

As Your Real Estate Agent, I Will:

  • Assure that you see all the properties in the area that meet your home buying criteria.
  • Guide you through the entire home buying process, from finding homes to look at to getting the best financing.
  • Make sure you don’t pay too much for your new home and help you avoid costly mistakes.
  • Answer all of your questions about the local market area, including schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more.

Before You Start Looking At Houses

  • Check your credit rating. Straighten out any errors before its too late.
  • Determine a comfortable monthly budget for your new purchase, including down payment and monthly payment.
  • I recommend my buyers get pre-qualified before beginning your home search. Knowing exactly how much you can comfortably spend reduces the potential frustration of looking at homes beyond your means.
  • Choose a REALTOR® that you trust and who understands your needs.
  • Determine what neighborhood best matches your needs.
  • Identify important features you need your new home to have.

Closing Costs to Expect When You Purchase A Home or Condo

  • Lender fees include charges for loan processing, underwriting, preparation and establishing an escrow account.
  • Third-party fees include charges for insurance, title search, and other inspections such as termites.
  • Government fees include deed recording and state & local mortgage taxes.
  • Escrow and interest fees include homeowner’s insurance, loan interest, real estate taxes, and occasionally private mortgage insurance.
  • These fees typically range between 2-5% of your mortgage loan.
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