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Avoid Home-Buying Jitters

Does this describe you?
Not too long ago, you decided to purchase a home.  First, you contacted your lender and got your financing in order.  Next, you contacted a realtor and looked at houses meeting your criteria.  Finally, you found the home of your dreams.  By following these steps, the house hunt was actually fun and exciting!

Now, however, instead of following through with an offer…

Don’t Pay Too Much

Some Tips and Tricks
You don’t want to pay too much for your new home, do you?  That’s obvious, isn’t it?  The thing is, there are many things that you can do to ensure that you get the right price on your new home.  Some are obvious, and some are not.

Of course, before you decide to make an offer on a new home, you do make sure that this home that you’re about to make an offer on w…

Choosing a Neighborhood

In this article we will use the words neighborhood and community as synonyms.  Every buyer has different needs and wants in a community.  It is very important to stress to your buyer’s agent exactly what you’re looking for in a neighborhood.  some people may want a neighborhood that keeps all of the residents involved, while others made prefer to remain anonymous in their communities.

A…

Six Steps to Closing

Check Credit
The first thing that you’ll want to do when you’re ready to make the investment in a new home is to check your credit.  Knowing your credit score will help you evaluate exactly how much home you can qualify for.    Rather than blindly looking at all different types of houses across different price ranges, you’ll be able to focus on exactly which homes a bank will actually giv…

Seven Tips for First Time Buyers

Your Long Term Goals are Important.
Please see our article on how much home can I afford to learn more about why long-term goals make a huge difference when it’s time to buy a home and decide which mortgage option is the best for you.  In short, we need to determine how long you plan to live in your future home so we can determine the best course of action.
Your lifestyle matters.
It is…

How much home can I afford?

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Whether you’re looking to buy a house for the first time, or are looking to upsize, it is very important to know exactly how much home you can realistically afford. Having a figure in your head to start with will ensure that your home buying process is not drawn out, and you do not end up buying a house that you cannot afford long-term. As humans, once we start looking, we tend to be able to…

Ten Steps in Purchasing a Home

OurGreenville.com wants your house hunt to go smoothly.  Even though every search is different and there may be additional steps than the ones listed below, the following guidelines will hopefully make your search more productive and much easier:

1. Price Range:  How much can you afford?

Know how much you can afford to spend on your house before you begin looking.  Talk to someone in t…

Avoid Home-Buying Jitters

Does this describe you?
Not too long ago, you decided to purchase a home.  First, you contacted your lender and got your financing in order.  Next, you contacted a realtor and looked at houses meeting your criteria.  Finally, you found the home of your dreams.  By following these steps, the house hunt was actually fun and exciting!

Now, however, instead of following through with an offer…

First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

A surprising number of people have not heard about the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit; and of the ones who have, many do not really understand what it means, how it works, or how it can benefit them.

Basically, the tax credit is as simple as this: if you are purchasing your first home OR if you have not owned a home within the past three years, the IRS says you can purchase a hom…

Buyer Center

Buying a home is an exciting and stressful time for new and old home buyers alike.  We wanted to give you some resources to guide you through the home buying process.

Of course, nothing beats the personal advice of a skilled Realtor, so we encourage you to contact us at your leisure.  We are happy to set up an appointment to go over all of your questions.  Until then, here are som…

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