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Category Archives: Buying

The Basics of Making an Offer

posted by: Kathy Humphrey in: Buying

A written proposal is the foundation of a real estate transaction. Oral promises are not legally enforceable when it comes to the sale of real estate. Therefore, you need to enter into a written contract, which starts with your written

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Home Inspections Avert Future Headaches

posted by: Kathy Humphrey in: Buying

Suppose you bought a house and later discovered, to your dismay, that the stucco exterior concealed a nasty case of dry rot. Or suppose that when you fired up the furnace in the winter, you discovered a cracked heat exchanger

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Why Use a REALTORĀ® When Buying a Home?

posted by: Kathy Humphrey in: Buying

A real estate agent can help you understand everything you need to know about the home buying process. Not all real estate licensees are the same; only those who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSĀ® are properly called

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Take Charge When Buying a Home

posted by: Kathy Humphrey in: Buying

If you approach the home buying process intelligently and with confidence, you are much more likely to buy a house you’ll be proud to call home. Approaching the task of buying a home can be overwhelming; there’s so much to

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How to Choose a Home

posted by: Kathy Humphrey in: Buying

Here are some tips to help determine which house is best for you. Once you’ve settled on a couple of preferred neighborhoods for your home search, it’s time to pick out a few homes to view. Having a house features

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How to Choose a Neighborhood for Your Home Search

posted by: Kathy Humphrey in: Buying

Narrow your home search by identifying neighborhoods that are right for you. This helps keep your search focused and efficient. Your local REALTORĀ® can offer neighborhood information to guide you in your search. When evaluating a neighborhood you should investigate

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