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Six Ways to Beat the Stress of Buying a Home

Posted by Christina Peay on August 17, 2012 in  Buyer Tips
Did you know that MOVING is widely recognized as being among the top 3 most stressful experiences in life? It’s right up there with death and divorce.There are two very different kinds of needs that people have while moving. First there are the transactional needs, like finding the home that is just right for you, finding a seller who is realistic, negotiating the price, filling out the paperwork, handling the escrow, and arranging for the move. But there are also emotional needs that are involved when moving... read more
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5 Powerful Buying Strategies

Posted by Christina Peay on August 15, 2012 in  Buyer Tips
Don’t Get Pre-Qualified… Get Pre-Approved! Do you want to get the best house you can for the least amount of money? Then make sure you are in the strongest negotiating position possible. Price is only one bargaining chip in the negotiations, and not necessarily the most important one. Often other terms, such as the strength of the buyer or the length of escrow, are critical to a seller.In years past, I always recommended that buyers get “pre-qualified” by a lender. This means that you spend ... read more
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Things You Should Know about Moving

Posted by Christina Peay on August 14, 2012 in  Buyer Tips
If you are thinking about moving, there are many things you can do to make the process much easier:In Search of a New Residence   Subscribe to the area’s local newspaper in advance of your move. It usually contains a large real estate section, which can be very helpful in giving you some idea of the type of housing available in the new city, as well as other useful information. Arrange for a house-hunting trip to your new city. When looking for a new home, take along a tape measure and a list of the exa... read more
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Why a Certified Residential Specialist?

Posted by Christina Peay on August 13, 2012 in  Buyer Tips
Trust The Best- Select A CRS Why do I need a residential expert? Buying or selling a home is one of the most crucial financial transactions of your life. In what can be a confusing and sometimes difficult process, it pays to leave as little to chance as you can. But with the help of a professional, you can navigate unknown territory with ease. To fill the specific residential needs of homebuyers and sellers, the Residential Sales Council of the National Association of Realtors instituted a class of expert real esta... read more
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Making the Move Easier on Kids

Posted by Christina Peay on August 12, 2012 in  Buyer Tips
Moving from one house to another is seldom easy and fun for adults and it can be especially troubling for the children. But if parents deal with their children’s concerns and needs thoughtfully, much of that distress and discomfort can be avoided.Children see moves differently than their parents do, and they benefit much less from the change in their comfortable routines, or so it seems at the time. Most often, a change in houses or communities heralds an important step forward for the adult members of the fa... read more
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