real-estate

Don’t Like Your Real Estate Agent? It’s Okay, And Here’s Why

Real estate agents spend their days trying to connect to all kinds of clients. Their livelihood depends on their ability to connect and to empathize and their willingness to help others. Almost all of them are very nice people, but if you find that you do not like your real estate agent, that is perfectly okay. Here is why. You Can Always Switch to a Different Agent There are so many real estate agents within a real estate agency, and so many agencies within your area, that switching to another agent is no big deal. Read More 

Three Things To Discuss With Your Realtor When You Want A Cash House

Buying a home typically means going over your financing options with your realtor then finding homes that are in your price range. For those who have saved cash and wish to purchase their home by writing a check, things will go a bit differently. Finding a realtor will always make your home search easier, but you will need to both be on the same page. If you want to find the home of your dreams and your bank account, there are a few things that you will walk to go over with your realtor to find a successful cash purchase. Read More 

The Sights, Smells, And Sounds Of Choosing A Neighborhood

When buying a home, smart buyers consider not only the structure, but also the suitability of the neighborhood. Many factors determine whether a neighborhood is suitable for a particular family, but did you know that you can evaluate a neighborhood based on its sights, smells, and sounds? Here is a brief overview of what such an evaluation may entail: Sights When analyzing the sights of a neighborhood, you should consider both the things you would like to see and those you don't want to see in your neighborhood. Read More 

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Condo Unit

Within a condominium complex, the individual units aren't created equal; they all have their different quirks. Therefore, you need to take your time to evaluate the units before starting the purchase process. Here are some of the factors you may wish to consider when evaluating the units: Noise In a condominium complex, some units will experience more noise levels than other. Therefore, if you don't like noise, analyze the possible sources of noise and choose the best unit furthest from them. Read More 

Two Ways To Get The Seller To Contribute To Closing Costs

There are quite a few fees associated with purchasing a home. Referred to collectively as closing costs, these fees can total 2 to 7 percent of the home's price. One way to save money on these costs is to get the seller to pay some of them. Here are two things you can do to convince the seller to help out with closing expenses. Extol the Tax Benefits Sellers want to make as much money on the house sale as possible, which is why they may not be excited about paying closing costs, especially if their homes are located in high demand areas. Read More