Buying A Home

Buying a home can be one of your most significant investments in life. Not only are you choosing your dwelling place, and the place in which you will bring up your family, you are most likely investing a large portion of your assets into this venture. The more prepared you are at the outset, the less overwhelming and chaotic the buying process will be. The goal of this page is to provide you with detailed information to assist you in making an intelligent and informed decision. Remember, if you have any questions about the process, we’re only a phone call or email away!

Benefits of Owning Your Own Home

Important Things To Avoid Before Buying a Home

Don’t Buy a Car – or Did You Already Buy One?

The Business Cycle and Buying a Home

Comparable Sales and Your Offer Price

Major Factors Influencing your Offer Price

Offering to Purchase Real Estate- the Basics

Writing an Offer – Safeguards Regarding the Property

How Financing Details Affect Your Offer

How FHA and VA Financing Affects Your Offer

Selecting Service Providers

For detailed information on buying a home or property, please complete the form below describing the type of home you are looking for. We will get back to you as quickly as possible with your results!


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Area Selection:
[contact-field label='Type in City' type='text' required='1'/]
Housing Information:
[contact-field label='Price range?' type='select' required='1' options='$0 to $50%26#x002c;000,$50%26#x002c;000 to $100%26#x002c;000,$100%26#x002c;000 to $150%26#x002c;000,$150%26#x002c;000 to $250%26#x002c;000,$250%26#x002c;000 to $350%26#x002c;000,$350%26#x002c;000 to $500%26#x002c;000,$500%26#x002c;000 to $1%26#x002c;000%26#x002c;000,Over $1%26#x002c;000%26#x002c;000'/]
[contact-field label='Type of home' type='select' options='Single family,Town house,Condominium,Other'/]
[contact-field label='Size of home' type='select' options='1%26#x002c;000 to 2%26#x002c;000 sq. ft.,2%26#x002c;000 to 3%26#x002c;000 sq. ft.,3%26#x002c;000 to 3%26#x002c;500 sq. ft.'/]
[contact-field label='Bedrooms' type='select' options='Two bedrooms,Three bedrooms,Four bedrooms,Five bedrooms'/]
[contact-field label='Bathrooms' type='select' options='Two bathrooms,Three bathrooms,Four bathrooms'/]
[contact-field label='Desired school nearby' type='select' options='Elementary,Middle school,High school'/]
[contact-field label='Age of house' type='select' options='Under 5 years,Under 10 years,Older than 10 years'/]
[contact-field label='When to purchase' type='select' options='Immediately,Within 2 months,Within 6 months,Within 1 year,Undecided'/]
[contact-field label='Need to sell your present home' type='select' options='Yes,No'/]
[contact-field label='Prequalified by a lender' type='select' options='Yes,No'/]
[contact-field label='More information on financing' type='select' options='Yes,No'/]
Contact Information:
[contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/]
[contact-field label='Phone Number' type='text'/]
[contact-field label='When should We contact you' type='select' options='Please call daytime,Please call eveningtime'/]
[contact-field label='What would be the best time(s) to reach you' type='text' required='1'/]
[contact-field label='Are you currently working with another REALTOR?' type='select' options='Yes,No'/]
MLS List:
[contact-field label='Please mail us a personalized MLS list of homes in my range. Note: Be sure to fill out below the mailing address information to receive the MLS list' type='select' options='Yes,No'/]
[contact-field label='Postal Address' type='text'/][contact-field label='State' type='text'/]
[contact-field label='Zipcode' type='text'/]
[contact-field label='Any extra comments%26#x002c; or specifics you would like to add:' type='textarea'/]
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