Buying a home is one of the greatest decisions you will face; most likely the single most expensive purchase you will ever make. So, it is critical that you arm yourself with knowledge. This Buyer’s Resource Page exists to pull together information that would be valuable to you in your home quest.
You will find a mixture of short cuts to articles I have written as well as links to other useful documents and web sites. Basically, anything I think of that can be of use to you. As always, a professional Real Estate agent is one of your greatest tools.
In your most expensive purchase you want expert advice. These resources are a tool to knowledge. But you need experience behind you as well. A professional real estate agent deals with the issues of home selling and buying on a daily basis – use your expertise for your benefit.
I hope these resources are useful to you.
Be sure to check out my brand new guide for buyers. It is called The New Buyers Guide to Purchasing a Home. Click here to check it out.
Step one in a the home purchase begins long before you visit any house. This post outlines 5 ways that you can prepare for the home sale. Doing some small tasks up front can prevent a tough and bumpy escrow process.
There are all kinds of homes that you can purchase; detached, attached, old, and new. One potential is a newly built home. There are some advantages of purchasing a new home. There is nothing wrong with purchasing a ‘used’ home but there are some challenges that a new home avoids.
This is a series of 3 posts that talk about why now is a great time to buy. Seriously, purchasing now will have tremendous rewards over the next few years. San Diego (and other cities across the US) are seeing improvement in the market. Don’t want until it is too late.
The American Dream is home ownership. The advantages are numerous. You have a place that you can decorate and remodel as you see fit. It is great to have the desire to own a home. Before you buy you need to have a ‘gut-check’ to make sure that you are ready.
In a buyers market you may think that you have more liberties in the offering price. Unfortunately, there are many factors that go into making a strong offer. If you fail to take these into account you could end up missing out on the home you want. Pay attention to these 3 lessons to a strong offer.
Buying a home is a long process. You get a pre-approval letter early on in home purchase process but you are not home free yet. Any changes to your financial situation could cause problems at the closing table. Learn about 4 mistakes a buyer could make that could kill or delay your loan.
2 sure things in life; death and taxes. When you own a home you will have to pay property taxes. As a new home owner the bill in the mail can come as a real surprise. This guide tries to help clarify what is going on with property taxes and the new home owner; what is the tax, how is it calculated, when to pay, and as a new owner do you have to pay it.