Ways to Strengthen your Offer in a Hot Real Estate Market
It's now expected that we'll be a low-inventory housing market for the next decade. Here are a few ways you can stand out amongst the competition.
Off Market Properties used as Agent Traps
If an agent tells you they have off market properties, our survey found they're more than likely telling you about a property a few hours before it's on the MLS
Due Diligence. Your detailed plan.
What is the difference between a happy homebuyer and one full of regret? A Due Diligence plan that leads to making informed decisions. We break ours down here.
Step 6 - Wire Earnest Money
Depositing your earnest money shows good faith in pursuing your offer. The deposit needs to be made within the defined time-frame. Follow these simple steps.
Step 5 - Open Escrow
Opening escrow is the first of many tasks the Homsby Transaction Timeline helps every buyer accomplish with just a few clicks of a button. See for yourself.
What to Consider when Looking for a Home
As you begin your home search, it's important to have a good handle of what you're looking for in a neighborhood and home. Here we examine what to consider.
Step 4 - Make an Offer
When making an offer to buy a home, there is a lot more than price to consider. Let us show you how to make a lights out offer while still protecting yourself.
Colorado Purchase Contract: Dates & Deadlines
CO Homebuyers: Understanding contract dates and deadlines and how they relate to each other can make the difference between smooth closing and a rough ride.
Do Buyers Pay for a Real Estate Agent?
Is hiring a buyer's agent free? Can I save money on commissions if I represent myself? Here we unravel how real estate agents are paid and how you can save.
Financing – How will you pay for the property?
Knowing the financing types available to you is critical to the offer you make. Your credit, income, assets & liabilities determine the loan you qualify for.
What is an Earnest Money Deposit?
Earnest Money (Escrow Deposit) is money used to show good faith to perform per the contract. Completing the deposit shows credibility to the Seller. See more.
The Down Payment, explained.
The Down Payment is the amount due by the Buyer when purchasing property with a loan. We discuss the many options homebuyers have and how they can be informed.
Home Buyer Refunds
A rebate is money back into your pocket. It is just what you need as a homebuyer in today's market. But why aren't more agents offering rebates to everyone?
Buyer Inspection Period
The Inspection Contingency, when exercised strategically, can provide a Buyer with information to make confident decisions. We dive into its importance here.
Step 3 - Tour the Homes
There are many ways to tour a home today. What's important is that you have a plan & document what you see. And don't forget this commonly overlooked detail.
Step 2 - Search for a Home
Searching for homes is exciting. Establish a written game-plan to define your needs and wants in a home. Set your filters accordingly to compare inventory.
Step 1 - Get Pre-Approved, not just Pre-Qualified.
Obtaining a mortgage is the single most important step in buying a home. Get Pre-Approved, not just Pre-Qualified.