All Posts in Tag: home-buying

5 Things you Need to Know Before Your First Purchase

Thinking of buying your first home? 5 Things Everyone Needs to Know Before Purchasing Their First Home, updated for 2018. Please share with anyone else you know interested in purchasing a home this year, and CONTACT ME today to put my local experience to work for you! Chris Show us some social love!

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It’s Official: It’s Now Cheaper to Own a Home Than to Rent It

Sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. This Wall Street Journal article out last week compiles information from Reis, Inc, a real estate research firm, a Deutsche Bank housing analyst, Zelman & Associates and brokers across the country. “Conditions are “overwhelming in the favor of buying now. It is unequivocal.” Locally, we are…

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The Pitfalls of Self-Representation

About three weeks ago, a buyer came to me for assistance in buying the home she is currently renting. She had negotiated a price with the seller already, but was stuck as to how to proceed. I agreed to help her with the process and to provide the Idaho forms for a small fee, as…

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10 Things to Take the Trauma Out Of Homebuying – Installment 5

Making and Negotiating an Offer So, you’ve found a home that fits your needs and lifestyle and are ready to make an offer. Good for you! So what comes next? First, because you have already been pre-qualified, you know what your loan amount and purchase price cap as well as your payment tolerances, so you…

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