The answer is... INSPECTION!
To be completely frank I must say that in my opinion this is the "Make or Break" of real estate! And this topic is especially prevalent in the aggressive market we find ourselves in right now!
Inspections are there to basically help guide you into (new) home ownership and are the best learning tools you can get beyond your agent!
This post is to give you a rough guide of things to look out for, while also having insight from a local expert!
"An inspection can help save you a great deal of money and hassles in the long run!"
Now when it comes to the inspection every agent and every buyer and every seller will all have different opinions on "what is fair," "what is a true defect," and "what is worth walking away from."
**At the end of the day it is your job to know what you're getting into!**
I cannot stress to my buyers enough that although the inspector and the agent are there to guide them thru this process - they have to be comfortable since they are the ones actually purchasing the property!
Some buyers can take on a lot of work due to maybe family in the trades, or just being handy themselves or understand in an aggressive market - there is no such thing as a perfect house and sometimes you just have to take the good with the bad.
But even with all that being said I thought I would share some input on some major "red flags" that may help you realize if this truly is the home for you!
This is my absolute #1!
Basements are expensive!! But you have to also look at this issue as so much more than some shifting walls or dampness - The basement is the foundation of your home - if you have problems here, it can affect a lot more of the home.
While the cost to repair a foundation will vary widely depending on the type of problem and where you live, the average fee is $4,008, according to Home Advisor.
Now keep in mind homes (especially older ones) cracks can happen but not all foundation cracks are created equal. Some point to normal settling, but others can signal a BIG foundation problem.
Our reccomdenation? Have an expert (engineer or basement contractor) evaluate before you decide to keep moving forward!
The "diy expert jobs"
This is always a unique point in an inspection - if you are starting to see signs that you may have a "Mr. Fix-It Myself" type of seller - please make sure they did the fixes/updates properly!
A lot of times in this day and age we see a lot of people turning to YouTube, blogs, google, or their friends to help with a job that really should be left to the experts (you can thank HGTV for this one!)
Sometimes in the long run it actually will cost buyers MORE to fix sellers bad workmanship. This could be ripping up a bad flooring job, or if they don't pull permits - this can also become a costly issue. Always check with the municipality if you have questions about permits being pulled, and always ask sellers for receipts of work or lien waivers!
Other signs of DIY can be as obvious as bad paint jobs - to the inspector noticing issues with electrical.
This one is pretty straightforward - if you smell a damp smell or in fact see signs of mold - this can grow pretty aggressively and should be removed immediately. These two tie together due to water and bad air circulation being the main cause of mold.
It can be fixed but it can also add up very quickly depending on where and how bad it has spread! Keep an eye on drainage, water in the property and any leaks!
Mold can not only do damage to a property but it can also be harmful to your health!
This is a DOOZY! Newer homes you expect to have ample amount of electrical service - but if you are shopping in a market with a lot of "older properties" its important the electrical is reviewed properly.
Bad electrical can be a very serious and dangerous discovery in a home inspection. Electrical House fires can be caused by multiple issues but mainly its found due to faulty electrical wiring. This could be exposed wiring, a "mr. fix it job" often seen in garages, attics and basements where wiring is done thru extension cords, insufficient amperage to meet modern needs, missing GFCI outlets, or improper grounding.
These fixes especially should always be left to the professional! Do not rush this, and ensure again that you do your homework!
Lack of Maintenance
All of these other issues we discussed on their own can easily add up for a reason to have a deal fall apart or add up to very expensive repairs - but a lot of times there is just an all around lack of maintenance that is realistically one of the most expensive discoveries in an inspection.
As you start looking at homes please take note of some items that may not "increase the value" of a home - but are required to ensure you don't find yourself in a money pit.
Homeowners need to remember that owning a home is not only a huge accomplishment - it is also a HUGE responsibility.
It is your due diligence to maintain your property! Some of these items include your roof, siding, windows, and mechanicals. Cosmetic updates are by choice but maintenance updates are necessities because if a home is not maintained - it may also create more problems including mold, water issues, rotting windows and so much more.
Take notes on condition of the overall home - if it needs a ton of maintenance items it may be a good idea to do some research and see if it is still worth it to purchase well knowing all the work it will still need!
Homeowners need to remember that owning a home is not only a
To take it one step further - I went and actually spoke with a very reputable inspector in South Eastern Wisconsin, John Rocco, with Pillar to Post Home Inspections, and got some insight to share of some recent experiences he has had with home inspections!
With averaging over 500 home inspections a year - he's a local trusted expert and was fortunate to get some insight from the expert himself!
The John Rocco Team
3645 S Brentwood Rd.
New Berlin, WI, 53151
"Why should I get an inspection on a new home? It is under warranty for a year and it's new."
Most people don’t realize that before the 1960’s most garages were detached from the home. This was done for good reason. The garage is where gas, oil and many other combustible products were kept. The possibility of your garage catching fire is many times greater than your home. If a fire started in your garage you would not want it to spread to your home. Thus the detached garage.
Your fuel burning engines such as your automobile, lawn mower and snow blower are also kept in the garage and can release deadly carbon monoxide gas.
So why are garages attached now?
The use of fire resistant drywall is the answer. Drywall will not stop a fire from spreading into your home but will slow it down. 1/2 inch gypsum board retards a fire approximately 15 minutes and 5/8” thick gypsum board about 20 minutes. The reasoning is that if a fire starts in the garage the fire department will have enough time to arrive and knock the fire out before it enters the home.
Back to the storm or screen door. The door from the garage into the house must resist the spread of fire. The door must have a 20 minute burn rating or, if it is not specifically rated, it must be a solid door 1 3/8 inch thick. It must not open into an area used for sleeping. It must stay closed and not be left open with a storm or screen door.
Other concerns I see in the attached garage are attic entrance panels that are not drywall. Dryer vents and heat vents open into the garage. This can allow fire and carbon monoxide into the home. Carpeting on the garage floor. Carpeting will absorb gas and oil and the carpeting is combustible.
Accidental CO poisoning is very common. People are not perfect and sometimes the car is started with the vehicle door closed. The car may be left idling in the garage while the driver is distracted by something in the house. There are many ways to make a mistake.
Other rules for attached garage are that the floor should slope toward the driveway and there should be a step up to the home. Both of these rules will help prevent gasoline or oil from entering the home.
Tying back to mold - This is one of the most common issues I find during the home inspection. The bathrooms exhaust fans are venting into the attic.
Bathroom exhaust fans should never vent into the attic.
They should vent to the outside through an approved vent either through the roof or the side of the home. If you discharge vent into attic you are taking all the moisture out of the bathrooms and venting it into the attic which can cause mold and can damage the sheathing resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs and even worst causing health issues to anyone who has reactions to mold.
If your one of those people who installed a bathroom exhaust fan and vented it into the attic or If you’re not sure where the fans are venting to, it would be a good idea to go in the attic and see what is happening and correct the situation if necessary.
Expecting severe thunderstorms with large amount of rainfall?
Help yourself out and inspect your home before, during and after the rains. When bad storms are predicted get outside and inspect your gutters and downspouts. Make sure your gutters are clean and free from debris, throughout the year they get blocked from leaves, pine needles and helicopter seeds. Make sure all the downspout extensions are on. Downspouts should extend 4-6 ft. from your home.
Check your grading.
Is it low, have dips or slope towards the home? Your grade should be level and slope away from your home 1" per foot for 4- 6 ft.. Do you have window wells and or covers? Make sure they are secure. If your walkway or driveway is close to your home, they should also slope away from the home. Check them for cracks and repair as necessary. Cracks can be filled with epoxy or silicone.
Check your basement walls is there any dampness or staining?
Go outside and re- examine those areas.
At least one time per year inspect your home when it rains. Are the gutters leaking, overflowing or clogged? If your downspouts and or sump pump discharge underground make sure they are not clogged. Is there are any puddles forming around the home? If yes, then improve the grading. Again check your basement walls.
Finally after the storm re- check everything.
Please remember when we receive large amounts of rain in a short time that is not a normal condition and the chance of having water seepage into the home is greater.
Virtually all basements exhibit signs of water entry or moisture penetration and will indeed leak at some point in time. Basement leakage rarely affects the structural integrity of a house.
Don’t panic and pay for expensive repairs.
I hear this all the time -
"Why should I get an inspection on a new home? It is under warranty for a year and it's new."
First of all the definition of “new” is not the word “correct”.
Anyone who does not get a professional inspection on any home purchase is taking a big risk on a big investment. I find most problems in the attic. The attic is often forgotten about, because it’s not easily accessible. I have found large areas of the attic with no insulation, which will increase your energy cost. I found in one new home that the water heater exhaust went into the attic but was not connected to the vent in the roof. This could have caused mold and moisture in the attic resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs.
You say warranty?
If you do not go into the attic you will not see anything and what good is the warranty then. Defects in the attic could take more than a year to show in the living area. In other words if you don’t know what to look for you won’t know what is wrong until problems show up which may be well after the warranty has expired.
Recently I did a inspection on a new Condo and what I found was unbelievable. The plumber cut completely through two Engineered I Joists in the basement for the bath tub drains. This is a major defect and severely weekens the structure of the floor joist.
Do not take a big risk and skip the home inspection process.
If you have a one year warranty then get a home inspection done after 11 months. This way the home has been somewhat “tested” and a home inspection may find some issues that you can go back to the builder and have them addressed.
As a buyer you normally are the one who will order, choose, and pay for the home inspection so please:
Research the inspector
Attend the inspection
Read the inspection report
So you want to buy a House - But you may be asking yourself.... "I found my realtor.... what else do I need??"
The Answer is: A LENDER!
When you begin your search for a new "Home Sweet Home" there are a LOT of moving pieces;
You found the house - but now you sit back and ask yourself HOW DO I BUY IT?!
Sounds like a pretty straight forward question - but realistically I get so many questions about this side of the business - and since I can only wear so many hats - i went straight to the source to get you some of the best info!
"The bigger the dream, the more important the team."
-So I like to think a team approach is the only approach- No one can be an expert at Everything.
Thats why I was fortunate enough to talk with one of my amazing partners who helps some of my clients and pick her brain to get you some answers to your most commonly asked questions!
"Each day is a little different than the day before. That is what I love about my job. Meeting new clients with all different scenarios, backgrounds, financial goals, but all with the same end goal-to purchase their next place they call Home!"
There is no better time than NOW, as you might not know what your true credit is and what reports to it.
You would hate to have any surprises that hinder you, so best to review ahead of time. It is so important get a general idea of where you stand and what you can afford¸ so you are not scrambling against the competition who are already “teed” up ready to go. This could mean the difference of getting your dream home, or moving on to the next.
Typically most sellers won’t even consider your offer unless you are approved by a reputable lender, and I like my clients to have a “pre-approval” letter vs a “pre-qualification” letter.
When a lender issues you a pre-approval letter it states that you have received it reviewed the documentations (W2’s paystubs, tax forms,) and is a stronger letter.
It's worrisome that I have sometimes me with buyers that were previously “pre-approved” by another lender, and where eventually turned down by that lender. It showed a lack of questions and pre-underwriting that went into the client and created a lot of frustration, disappointment, and not to mention a waste of the client’s time, seller’s, and your agents.
It’s highly recommended that you work with your lender to get pre-approved BEFORE you begin house hunting. A Pre-approval will tell you how much home you can afford and can help you move faster, and with greater confidence in competitive markets.
Getting pre-approved is easy!
You will start by filling out a mortgage application. Some important information you will need to have on hand will include items such as your address, social, date of birth, along with your address, work information, how you are paid, and where your down payment will be coming from, if applicable.
It is a myth that you need 20% down to purchase a home.
There are many flexible options that even have as little as 0-3% down payment.
You will also need to fill out an application to pull credit, and start gathering your paystubs, W2’s, and tax returns for the last two years. This will be a great start for the lender to see what you can afford, and also where the client’s comfortability is with what they want to spend.
I always have a conversation with my clients with the difference of what you are pre-approved for, because it always matches with what they are comfortable paying. Just because someone maybe approved for a $500,000 home, doesn’t mean that is what the client wants to spend. This is where I focus my strengths on getting to know the clients and what the clients’ goals and financials are, and then fit them with the best loan program.
There are a lot of different thoughts on this question - Getting a pre-approval letter from your Ma and Pa mortgage companies might not be taken as seriously in the sellers eyes if they do not recognize the lender, or if they are out of state just due to the "unknown." Some clients also go to the quick online resources that seem like a "quick and easy" way to get a pre approval, but these companies are simply just an application. They don't get to learn about the client, the clients goals, or really do a lot of research - these resources have shown to only give clients a "Rough" idea of a pre approval in the short term.
A misconceived notion some other clients have is if you have a checking’ account at a bank, then that must mean you will get better rates and/or servicing on the mortgage. This may be true! But we always recommend to do your homework - Research your loan officer, read reviews, and make sure you are dealing with someone who can educate you on the best program fit for your financial situation!
Credit bureaus give you a little flexibility if you are pulling within the same industry (two mortgage pulls). It is when you start doing multiple pulls from various industries (a car loan pull, a Target credit card pull, and an insurance pull) that isn’t the most favorable for your credit. If you do one or two hard pulls in the same industry, it really won’t be detrimental. If you are concerned about this, please talk to your mortgage advisor for more information on the risks/options.
As important as it is for you to meet with your lender to "interview them," they are in the same boat to make sure they can meet all your needs and get you on the best program possible!
A typical closing takes anywhere from 30-45 days. There are instances where you could close sooner, sometimes as soon as two weeks, so make sure to review your expectations with your real estate agent and lender to make sure we meet what your goals are to get into your new home. This is a team process that involves your agent, lender, and most importantly YOU the client!
Closings really are determined by a lot of moving pieces that include how quickly and efficiently everyone gets the information needed. But the earlier you start the pre-approval process, the more quickly and smoothly the process goes once you are prepared!
A lender provides the financial backing for you to close on your home.
They measure several factors, including:
Capacity: Your current and future ability to make your payments
Capital or cash reserves: The money, savings, and investments you have that can be sold quickly for cash
Collateral: The home, or type of home, that you would like to purchase
Credit: Your history of paying bills and other debts on time
Getting pre-approved is one of many steps that will show home sellers that you are serious about buying, and it often helps speed up the process once your offer has been accepted.
The following should be taken into consideration:
Credit score, loan to value, debt to income ratios, how you pay your bills, type of mortgage loan program, if you are escrowing for taxes and insurance, loan amount, and length of the lock.
I compare it to when a patient walks into a doctor’s office and is sick. If you say, “doctor just by looking at me…what is wrong?” Without examining the patient it would be very difficult. Same with quoting rates, without pulling credit and going through the necessary steps above, it is hard to give an accurate assessment.
This is how companies mis-quote rates; this is why it is best to provide all the information, so you can ensure your quote is 100% accurate!
"This could mean the difference of getting your dream home!"
This specific blog just goes to show the beginning of the importance of your TEAM who is there to help take care of you every step of the way!
We each hold an important role to get you into your "Home Sweet Home," and although it may not always be easy - it will always be worth it when you have a strong backing behind you!
But I Have More Questions?!
So Enough About Me - Now's the Time for YOU!
In my job I wear a lot of different hats -I'm essentially an uber driver, master of negotiations, part time therapist - but the two main hats I get to wear that are my favorite is being a sellers agent and buyers agent - AKA your partner in buying and selling a home!
While both of these bring with them different challenges and paths we work thru together - I could never pick a favorite.
You see - I am 28 years old. Holy Goodness I disclosed my age!
But really - think about this - at my age a lot of my friends and family are starting to maybe think about future plans - new jobs, graduations, families, engagements, marriage, kids - so much excitement and one of the biggest milestones mixed in with all of those other life adventures is (yep you guessed it) Buying a home!
Honestly though - the following piece is importance and I'll tell you why once you scroll down!I
By The New York Times
Let me tell you this - there is not one right answer for everyone!
LIAR : )
Thats OK -Just in case you didn't - let me sum it up - YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Yep that is basically what this article is stating.
Sooooo many people ask me - "Caitlin when is the right time to buy? How much do I put down? How do I find a home? Can I buy a home?!" so let me start by telling you this - There is not one right answer for everyone!
So First Off:
*Your Agent needs to essentially be your best friend during this process (and if I'm lucky I get to continue that friendship!).
Yep. I am are here for the long run and want to know everything! Just think about it like this; You are buying (more than likely) the biggest investment of your life - do you want to just work with someone because you know them?
Would you trust me giving you advice on what car to buy just because I'm your friend?
*Disclaimer: I have zero clue about cars.*
So I hope not!
As flattered as I would be - you need to work with someone you trust, who will do their best to help navigate and explain everything along the way, fight for you and educate you, but most importantly who will help find your "Home Sweet Home!"
The biggest regret I hear from clients who have worked with other agents before me is that they felt like they settled and were too nervous to tell the agent, and/or find someone new to work with.
YOU GUYS - THIS IS A BIG DEAL!
NEVER SETTLE FOR ANYTHING LESS THAN AWESOME!
My suggestion - meet with a few agents! Talk to friends and family who recently bought, and ask about their experiences and thoughts on their agent- every agent brings their own personality and spin to the table - find the one that you feel best about! Literally there are thousands of us (scary I know) - so keep looking till you find the perfect fit for you!
Buying a home is a team approach!
Work with an agent who has 1) Good connections, 2) Strong Partnerships, and 3) Reliable Resources
*This part is pretty straight forward*
"I have a realtor and some good resources: Now What?!"
I will literally tell everyone this - with technology the way it is and as accessible as it is - to be completely honest I won't find your dream home - YOU WILL!
I bet you're asking yourself "why on earth do we hire you if we find our own home?" Sounds crazy right?
As hard as I will work to get to know your likes/dislikes, watch the market, and everything in between to help find your home - who knows you better than you know yourself? Technology is amazing folks. With all the crazy and amazing apps out there, HD pictures, virtual walk thru's, better descriptions and details posted - you have all the information at your fingertips!
Trust me I get it - if you read my prior post you know that my husband and I saw an open house online and bought the home later that night. I totally get it and know how it works - you are either bored during your lunch break at work, laying in bed at night, or just chillin' on the couch watching Stranger Things on Netflix, and before you know it - you're 39 houses deep on your phone looking at every single place ever listed in a 13 mile radius. Even though you just refreshed 20 minutes ago - you want to make sure you don't miss a new one! It's addicting.
How do I compete with technology at your fingertips?
I just become an additional resource! in this crazy changing market - I make the best of the resources at hand and do everything else in my power to help not just find your home - but to GET you your dream home!
A nice piece of advice - figure out your ABSOLUTE wants and needs, and then do a pro/con list of what you would like to have and what you're willing to forego if needed. Do you absolutely need a huge kitchen because you're an awesome chef? Do you have a pup that needs a fenced in yard (or potential for one)? Do you own 6 cars and need a massive garage?
Once you give yourself a better idea of necessity items, i.e. # of bedrooms/bath, garage style, specific style of home, etc - it also helps me hone in our search together!
We watch the market together and work together and at the end of the day; I like to believe a strong agent isn't one just sending you homes - but an agent who listens to your wants, has open communication, educates you thru out the purchase, and has strength in negotiation.
Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you. --William Frederick Book
Do I need to be pre-approved before I begin looking at homes?
There have been multiple scenarios I find myself in where the home is listed the same day it sells, and even if there are two identical offers on the table - one with a pre-approval from a lender will more than likely be the stand out. Sellers can have a difficult time "trusting our word" if we write an offer with no proof we can actually purchase the property.
Without a pre-approval it can be hard for us to also find you the perfect home only because we may be searching outside of our parameters - or on the flip side - what if you can afford more to get you that perfect place?!
Buying a home has a lot of moving pieces so I like to think that the best way to look at a pre-approval is it is one less thing to worry about when you are ready to write an offer!
*I'll have another blog that dives more into this topic from a lending perspective*
There will always be more questions but hopefully some upcoming posts will continue to help in your journey!
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**as a side note my phone is somehow miraculously OK as well as squeaky clean now!**
But let's continue - you made it this far! Hooray!
So a little bit of background into my past - I bought my first house with my husband about six years ago to the date. Now just keep in mind at this point I was NOT a realtor and knew nothing about buying a house. My husband and I are kind of a crazy story because we didn't do any homework, didn't see any homes prior, we were shopping during a snow storm in January, had no real estate agent representing us, we were not pre approved and I had zero clue if I could even buy a home. But hey we were bored on a Sunday and went to an open house in Tosa.
So we pull up to this home and I'm looking at Ryan and I said "I don't want to waste my time - this home cannot be what the pictures made it look like. It's freezing out. There's other people here. It looks too small. Do we talk to this agent?" As the questions kept coming he turned the car off and forced me to get out. Well thank goodness he gave me the push I needed because when we walked in our home - I knew within a few steps it was meant for us.
"I had zero clue if I could even buy a home!"
-As a side note this is a completely normal and very common real estate practice to sign in at open houses. Many of the reasons for this book is for the safety of us agents - to know who is coming and going - and to share this information with the sellers as to who and how many people joined us on the open house. This is in fact also a great tool for agents to meet new clients who are not represented currently and hopeful to turn them into personal clients of their own. BUT if you are are currently represented please let us agents know that too! We won't be mad (I promise) and we aren't here to try and stalk you - but mainly here to make sure you get the most out of your experience in buying a new home!-
So we signed in not knowing any better and left the home, and we drove off to lunch and just sat. We both looked at each other not really knowing what to say - its too good to be true, right? We find the perfect home in a matter of luck?! What if there is something better? What if we didn't do our homework? but most importantly - What do we do now?!
Ryan and I left lunch and decided to call my dad who goes - "how can you buy a house?!" The same questions we were asking ourselves but we were very lucky he put us in touch with an amazing agent, Steve Bauman, who goes - "Meet me back at the house in two hours. Bring your parents. Reach out to this lender in the meantime and get them the information they ask for. If you want this house - I will make it happen." I have this forever engrained in my brain.
Now this part of my story is crucial - ALWAYS be represented by an agent you feel comfortable with - ALWAYS work with someone who will do their best to fight for you to get the home of your dreams, and NEVER feel like you are doing something wrong in reaching out to us - our job is to be there for you and to get you your dream home!
I personally am a firm believer in only representing one side of a transaction and will never work both sides or as some people call it - double dipping - unless everyone is 110% comfortable with the situation. I firmly think you need personal representation to make sure you are taken care of. If you do ever need to view a property ASAP- PLEASE STILL CALL YOUR AGENT FIRST! Even if your agent can't make it, we will do our best to find someone who can, or ask the listing representative to help show you the home in our place.
"What if there is something better? What if we didn't do our homework? What do we do now?!"
This is when Ryan and I, in the whirlwind of the day, look at each other and say -
"Holy Goodness - We might be buying a house today!"
So we did it! We wrote an offer. We went thru all the details with Steve, and within 12 hours we became (almost!) home owners!
Now don't get me wrong, there is still a lot to go thru after an accepted offer- inspection, amendments, appraisals, financing, final walk thru, any issues that need to be addressed, and then finally - CLOSING DAY!
"Holy Goodness - We Might Be Buying a House Today!"
Reason being is I wanted to start with our personal experience in buying for Part One. A lot of clients don't realize that I was just like a lot of you - wasn't pre approved, had no representation, had no clue what I wanted, and had no clue what next steps included once we found our home.
I think its really nice to hear personal stories to know you are NOT ALONE and that I once was in your shoes! Shoot - when we bought our first home all I thought about was how i was going to lay it out, decorate and future projects - I didn't understand how important looking at the condition of the windows, roof, floors, basement, mechanicals and the importance (and cost) of the big picture.
But that is what we are here for - to help you see the bigger picture and to make sure you get the perfect home for YOU!
So follow me on my next post of "Buyers - Part two!" to learn more about do's and don'ts as a buyer and how to find your perfect agent!
Now you may be asking yourself - "Why did Caitlin start a blog? I have HGTV... I watched Chip and Joanna, Million Dollar Listing, and House Hunters and totally understand how this real estate stuff works."
- Well you just wait and see! -
Now I have been tinkering with wanting to start this project for awhile. I personally work with clients from all different genres, but have especially seen a huge spike with new and first time home buyers. And let me tell you - having bought my first home prior to being in real estate - buying a house is a HUGE thing to tackle! Even if its not your first home - this industry and market changes so quickly - a lot of times it can still feel like your first time. So I thought - why not put together some information I see and hear everyday that you can use as a resource if you're too nervous to talk to me (I know I can be very intimidating!) **kidding**
"At the end of the day - all I want to do is make people Happy."
My goal in real estate is to be there for you. and at the end of the day, all I want to do is make people happy.
-Here are a few things I look forward to talking about in some upcoming posts-
- *I want to buy/sell a home - Where do I even begin?!
- *What to do/What not to do when looking for a new home
- *How do I pick the right partners? - Lenders, inspectors, title companies, and so much more
- *"I keep losing out on homes - I'm giving up!"
- *What makes a good agent
- *Real Life Stories
- *What's it like a day in the life
- *I'm potentially interested in becoming a realtor - what do I do?
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