Base your decision to buy on facts, not fears.
Seven main roles of your real estate agentA Buyer’s Real Estate Agent:
Eight important questions to ask your agent
Qualifications are important. However, finding a solid, professional agent means getting beyond the resume, and into what makes an agent effective. Use the following questions as your starting point in hiring your licensed, professional real estate agent:
From start to finish, you will follow a six-step, easy-to-understand process to securing the financing for your first home.Six steps to Financing a Home
Questions to ask yourself
Price-the right price to offer must fairly reflect the true market value of the home you want to buy. Your agent’s market research will guide this decision.
Terms-the other financial and timing factors that will be included in the offer.
Terms fall under six basic categories in a real estate offer:
A home owner’s insurance policy protects you in two ways:
The property inspection should expose the secret issues a home might hide so you know exactly what you’re getting into before you sign your closing papers.
You just have a few preclosing responsibilities:
On closing day, with the guidance of a settlement agent and your agent, you’ll sign documents that do the following:
As long as you have clear expectations and follow directions, closing should be a momentous conclusion to your home-searching process and commencement of your home-owning experience.
Even after you close on your house, you agent can still help you:
Attention to you home’s maintenance needs is essential to protecting the long-term value of your investment.
Home maintenance falls into two categories: