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Buying Advice

Purchasing Your Home Sweet Home!

The most important part of buying a home is starting with a professional who will guide you to the right path. I have been helping buyers just like yourself for over 13 years and I won’t let you navigate the process without educating you step by step. However, when thinking about buying a home, the first and most important step is to get pre-approved before even thinking about searching for homes. Believe me, you will be disappointed if you do the other way around! It’s important to understand the real estate language, such as a conditional purchase clause (if, for example, you must first find a buyer for your current home), timing considerations, offering price, offering terms. And in some cases, terms and conditions can represent thousands of dollars in additional value for buyers—or additional costs.

Learn first hand all the cost involved, there are tons of fees, escrow fees, closing costs, inspections, appraisal, requests for specific property repairs, finally, do your homework. I can help you, could be overwhelming if you try DIY. Just call me, this is my field I know exactly how to get you there. Just follow my instructions! Call me!

Determining the Fair Price Value

After helping buyers negotiate thousands of offers, I can reassure you that I will NOT make you waste time and make you mistakenly believe there is a predetermined formula for offers—that offering prices should be X percent lower than the seller’s asking price or the amount they are really willing to pay. No, I truly understand the real estate market and I know the right offer that will work for both sides. However, I am representing YOUR best interest, and will never let you pay more than the market value. No way, not in my world! Unless you want to lose money, and then this is upon you, not me! 😉

In practice, your offer price actually depends more on the basic laws of supply and demand. If many buyers are competing for homes, then sellers will likely get full-price offers and sometimes even more. If demand is weak, then offers below the asking price may be in order.

Moving Information

Okay, now what? We have found your new home, the whole paperwork is done and has been signed, and the closing date has been set. We cannot forget to prepare for moving day, I mean, of course, we will not forget to move, 🙂 but you should, however, begin planning for it well in advance. Moving, after all, may be the biggest job of all. Get moving!

Careful preparation is essential, whether you’re moving across town or across the country. Here, you’ll find useful information on:

Selecting a Moving Company
By investigating moving companies, you can eliminate or at least reduce many of the surprises and hassles that moving often entails. Use our step-by-step guide.

Moving Tips and Preferred Lenders
To get Pre-Approved Today, and to learn more additional and helpful information, including a comprehensive moving checklist and several time-saving online resources.

Inspections

Inspections are common in residential realty transactions. Depending on your needs and where you live, they may include:

  • mold inspections
  • “green” issues, including energy efficiency and eco-friendliness
  • surveys to determine boundaries
  • appraisals to determine the market value for lenders
  • title reviews
  • structural inspections

If you would like to learn more about the Buying Process, please Contact Luci Edwards Today!