Buying

April 1, 2020

How to Find the Best House for Your Pets

How to Find the Best House for Your Pets

If you are a pet lover you know that our pets need a great home as well and even though most of them are just happy being with us, we need to consider them when purchasing a home. We want to find the right home, the right amenities, and the ...

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March 24, 2020

Should You Be Buying a House During a Pandemic?

Should You Be Buying a House During a Pandemic?

How can home buyers still look for and purchase a home during this Coronavirus crisis? It's no secret that we are in some odd times. But if you were looking for a home before all this broke out and you haven't found one, you might still be on the ...

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March 13, 2020

14 Hidden Things to Look For When Buying a House

14 Hidden Things to Look For When Buying a House

Whether this is your first home purchase or you are a repeat buyer, there are things to look for when touring a home that you may not of thought of. Here are 15 things to look for and inspect when checking out home to buy.

#1. Awkward Features.

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March 9, 2020

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying That Condo

Are you considering purchasing a condominium or townhouse? There are different rules when it comes to buying a single-family home versus a condo or townhouse and it's important to understand all of the rules, finances, differences in loans, and the condo association. If you're considering a condo in ...

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March 4, 2020

Does My House Have Lead Based Paint?

Lead Based Paint... no one likes the sound of that but the reality is, if you're home was built before 1978, chances are it probably does. That's not something to be freaked out about though. If your kids are not gnawing on the walls or peeling the paint ...

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Feb. 14, 2020

3 Mistakes Buyers Usually Make

3 Mistakes Buyers Usually Make

If you’re new to buying a home or if this is the first time you’ve ever consider purchasing a property it’s best to know the mistakes to avoid so that you are kicking yourself later. If you jump into the real estate market not knowing ...

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Feb. 10, 2020

The Good, Bad and Ugly of a Back-Up Offer

The Good, Bad and Ugly of a Back-Up Offer A backup offer on a home can be made even after a home is off the market or pending. If a home has come “under contract” the seller is still able to entertain a backup offer should the initial buyer fall through.

The Good

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Feb. 5, 2020

8 First Time Home Mistakes and What To Do Instead

There are 10,000 articles about mistakes to avoid when buying or selling a home but not many of them give you alternatives. Here's a comprehensive list of 8 of the most common first-time homebuyer mistakes and what to do instead.

#1. Looking at homes before being prequalified.8 First Time Home Mistakes and What To Do Instead

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Jan. 29, 2020

Buying a Home with a Hot Tub in Portland

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So, you're looking at homes... maybe you've been toying with the idea of finally buying and owning a house with a backyard... oh! the possibilities open up; fence it? Playground? Hot tub? Yes, hot tub. But what if the home you find already has one installed? Buying a home with a hot tub in Portland

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Jan. 6, 2020

Clients Respond to the Number One Thing They Want in a Real Estate Agent

Clients Respond to the Number One Thing They Want in a Real Estate Agent

What are you really looking for in a real estate agent? While a lot of people say communication and experience, there are a lot of other answers as well. This is in response to a Facebook poll by an Ohio real estate team. The wanted to know what buyers and ...

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