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#7 Pay attention to red flags When evaluating a home, be sure you know the difference between acceptable and unacceptable problems. Cosmetic items like peeling paint, worn carpeting, or unattractive wallpaper can be easily remedied, and can be used as negotiation items, as there will be costs in...

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#5 Location, location, location It’s still true.  The desirability and resale value of your home depend on location more than any other factor. People want a desirable community that includes character, quality of schools, access to work, major transportation arteries, recreational facilities, e...

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#2 Get pre-approved Visit your lending institution prior to shopping.  Be sure to get a mortgage commitment in writing. Being pre-approved gives you a solid price range, and lets your Realtor® and potential sellers know that you are serious and not just a browser. #3 Get the right people behind ...

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Whether you are buying your first home or your fifth, the process of buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming venture.  Feeling that, in the end, you made the right decision and got a good deal can make all the difference. As with most major decisions, the amount of work and research yo...

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4.  Your House Will Also Own You   Buy within your means.   When you get pre-approved for a mortgage, focus on seeing that number as a maximum.    Getting pre-approved for an amount slightly higher than you were considering spending in the first place can be very tempting with the new options th...

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1.  Don’t go on Blind Dates   Don’t be set up.  Assess in great detail what you are looking for in a home.  The more strict and structured you make your needs/wants list beforehand, the less likely you are to be blinded when you view a house.   You may get excited by the glass tile tub surround ...

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6.) Have reasonable expectations. There is a lot of money at stake. No house is perfect. Understanding and remembering these two statements will help diffuse the negotiation stage, the inspection stage and the closing stage. Emotions are high for both buyers and sellers. - The seller may have lov...

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5 . Learn about the neighborhood. Often times the house you find may be in a neighborhood that you're not familiar with, which is ok. It just means that you'll have to do a little more research. If you find a house that you like, ask for a list of the neighborhood properties that sold in the last...

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3. Find a great buyer's agent. Traditionally real estate agents represent the sellers in a transaction. When you are not working with a buyer's agent, they are less likely to negotiate the best price or contingencies for you. A buyer's agent's job and fiduciary responsibility (meaning legal duty)...

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Buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming, and complex process. There are a few things that you can do to help make the process go as smooth as possible: 1. Check your credit. Before you apply for a home loan, regardless of your credit, it's a smart idea to obtain a copy of your credit re...

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Mistake #9 - Choosing the Wrong Realtor® Selling your home could be the most important financial transaction in your lifetime. As a result, it is extremely important that you select the realtor that is best for you. Experienced real estate agents often cost as much as brand new agents. Chances a...

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Mistake #8 - Limiting the Marketing and Advertising of the Property There are two obvious marketing tools that nearly every seller uses: open houses and classified ads. Unfortunately, these two tools are rather ineffective. Less than 1% of homes are sold at open houses, and less than 3% are sold...

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Mistake #6 -- Being Ignorant of Your Rights & Responsibilities It is extremely important that you are well-informed of the details in your real estate contract. Real estate contracts are legally binding documents, and they can often be complex and confusing. Not being aware of the terms in your ...

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Mistake #5 - Trying to Sell to Lookers A prospective buyer who shows interest because of a "for sale" sign he saw may not really be interested in your property. Often buyers who do not come through a realtor are a good 6-9 months away from buying, and they are more interested in seeing what is o...

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Mistake #3 -- Failing to "Showcase" In spite of how frequently this mistake is addressed and how simple it is to avoid, its prevalence is still widespread. When attempting to sell your home to prospective buyers, do not forget to make your home look as pleasant as possible. Make necessary repair...

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Mistake #1 -- Placing the Wrong Price on Your Property Every seller obviously wants to get the most money for his or her product. Ironically, the best way to do this is NOT to list your product at an excessively high price! A high listing price will cause some prospective buyers to lose interest...

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                              Our Home Real Estate, Maple Grove Mn 55369 Up to a $1,000 Buyer Cash Back Rebate: for homes purchased above $300,000 or for homes purchased between $180,000- $300,000... $500 or a free Aon 1 year home warranty..Paid at time of closing.   -Avoid overpaying.   -Whether...

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Introducing Our Home Real Estate  Hello Everyone  Welcome to Our Home Real Estate..We are here to Become Your Real Estate Experts..Our Goal is Your Satisfaction..  We Specialize in Client Care.. First Time Buyers.. Investment Properties.. We offer Seller Menu Marketing.. Your Representation.. You...

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#20 Avoid bidding wars In some cases, the seller’s Realtor may use scare tactics to rush the sale or increase the price. Falling for this trap could cost you money. If there is another buyer, or some other reason this pressure is being applied, whoever wins also loses because they overpay. If th...

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#18 Ensure the deal is right before you sign While you definitely want to move quickly, once you’ve made the decision to purchase, you don’t want to cave in to pressure for a quick close. Someone who is trying to pressure you into buying a home, is doing so for a reason. This could involve money...

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