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Locating and Buying Probate Properties

Buying Probate Properties

Guest blog by Mike Johnson The process of locating and buying probate properties can be tricky. Education and preparation will give you the best opportunity to snag one of these prized investments. Property that has gone into probate means that it is being sold after someone has passed away, usually as a way to divide […]

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How Long is The Closing Process?

Closing Process

How long is the closing process when buying or selling a home?  It’s a great question. So how long does it take to close escrow? What does the process entail? What is required of the buyer and the seller? All these questions and many others are also valid. Especially for first-time buyers and sellers. After […]

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Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

buying in a seller's market

When the inventory of homes for sale is low and buyer activity is high, the home seller has more leverage in the market. As a buyer, you may have fewer options in a seller’s market. It will be important to understand what is going on in your local real estate market, have a plan, and […]

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Buying a Home. The Road to Homeownership.

Buying a home

Buying a Home is the Pinnacle of Adulting Buying a home is a huge deal! It’s a big decision and requires hopeful homebuyers to navigate through a somewhat arduous process. Curiosity is often what starts the journey towards homeownership. Once you become curious about buying a home, what next? As a first-time homebuyer, you are […]

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Real Estate Commissions: What you need to know

Real Estate Commission

When a homeowner decides to sell their home, the cost of hiring a qualified Realtor will certainly be a major concern. Homebuyers often have questions about how their Realtor will get paid as well. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, working with an experienced agent can bring you great value. It’s important that […]

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