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Step 9 to Buying a Home: Give Notice to Your Landlord

Having been a Landlord/Property Manager for multiple decades, Step number 9 is near and dear to my heart…!

When you decide that you want to buy a home, talk to your Landlord. Give as much notice as possible. Working with your Landlord, rather than against your Landlord can be a real benefit. Mutually resolving one contractual liability before ... Read More

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Step 8 to Buying a Home: I have an accepted contract

Congratulations on having an accepted contract on a house, but now what?

Oftentimes contracts are first accepted verbally by the Seller’s agent while signatures are gathered from the Sellers. It may even take 1 – 2 days for all parties to sign and return the contract so be patient. Until we have a fully-executed contract (which means everything ... Read More

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Step 7 to Buying a Home: Schedule a Home Inspection

Once a contract has been accepted, schedule a home inspection IMMEDIATELY. The home inspection is the Buyers one true way to assess whether or not the home meets expectations in terms of condition (roof, furnace, plumbing, mechanicals, evidence of termite or water damages, etc.). If the inspection is not favorable, this is the Buyers opportunity to either present to ... Read More

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Step 6 to Buying a Home: Making an Offer

You’ve found the ideal home and want to put in an offer. Before we can put an offer in on a home, there are a few things we will need from you and questions that you will need to consider:

  • Full legal name: We will need the full legal name of anyone who will be on the contract as well as ... Read More
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Step 5 to Buying a Home: Showing time

You’ve found properties on the MLS you’re interested in seeing, We’ve set up your showings and we are heading out soon to see them! Before we head out here are a few important things to keep in mind:

  • Most sellers require and we strongly recommend that you are preapproved before heading to view homes.
  • Sellers usually require 24 hours notice prior ... Read More
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Step 4 to Buying a Home: Finding the Ideal Home

At this point, you’re excited, full of optimism and soon we’ll be doing showings. We at Uptown Realty Group recognize that there are different types of Buyers. There are those that like to do their own searching and on the other end of the spectrum there are Buyers that want to be provided a curated list of listings to consider. ... Read More

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Step 3 to Buying a Home: Download our Checklist for Buying a Home

You’ve picked a Realtor (us!). Now what? Now you need to get the big picture of what comes next throughout the entire home buying process which is why we’ve created a handy Checklist for Buying a Home which you can download by clicking here. This gives you an overview of everything you need to do ... Read More

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Step 2 to Buying a Home: Preapproval or Prequalification…?

Once you’ve found a Realtor to represent, advocate on your behalf, and advise you on what is going to be the biggest financial transaction you ever make, Step 2 to buying a home is to get preapproved by a mortgage lender. As Realtors, we won’t put an offer in on a home for a client unless he or she has ... Read More

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Step 1 to Buying a Home: Find a Realtor

Most first time home buyers start their home search without even realizing that they’ve started… They watch House Hunters or renovation reality TV for entertainment, and start seeing sponsored posts from or Zillow in their Instagram feed. Without realizing that they have even started the “home buying process”, they may even see an Open House sign and decide just ... Read More