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Step 7: Make an Offer 10 Steps to Home Ownership This step is often done in conjunction with Step 6: Finalize Your Financing but can be done after. Your realtor will help guide you through this process as smoothly as possible. Realtor groups, working with legal counsel, have developed forms that ...
Step 6: Finalize Your Financing Series: 10 Steps to Home Ownership Often the cost of real estate financing is routinely greater than the original purchase price of a home (after including interest and closing costs and commissions). Because financing is so important, buyers should have as much in...
Step 5: Make A Decision Series: 10 Steps to Home Ownership There's no doubt that choosing a home is a big decision and you want to do it right. As a buyer, here's what actually happens. A home has been placed on the market for which the seller has established an asking price as well as other term...
Step 4: Decide What You Are Looking For Series: 10 Steps to Home Ownership A good number of new and existing homes are sold each year. There's no shortage of housing options, but with so many choices the challenge becomes finding the property which best meets your needs. The housing market is com...
Step 3: Get Loan Pre-Approval Series: 10 Steps to Home Ownership Few people can buy a home for cash. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), nearly nine out of 10 buyers finance their purchase, which means that virtually all buyers -- especially first-time purchasers -- required ...
More than 2 million people in the United States have earned real estate licenses. However, real estate is a tough business with a steep dropout rate, and the result is that only a small percentage of those with licenses actively help buyers and sellers. The National Association of Realtors (NAR)...
10 Steps to Homeownership Step 1: Are You Ready? Knowledge and experience are the keys to successful real estate transactions. Another one of the keys to making the home-buying process easier and more understandable is planning. In doing so, you'll be able to anticipate reque...
I am sure with the New Year you made some goals. Have you looked back at the list and made sure you are actually working on accomplishing them? Have you looked at it and asked yourself about any of them? Almost two weeks into the New Year it is HIGHLY important to keep up and make sure your goal...
There are so many times in which a DIY'er will run into this problem: A stripped screw! This can be the bane of your existance, a royal pain the tuckus, a stress factor, you get the point. There are many ways to handle stripped screws, but I like these best: 1. Get a hacksaw (99 cents) and cut i...