Buying a Home

Buying a Home Things to Consider When Moving with Kids Keep Kids in Mind With school-aged children in your home, buying or selling a house can take a different approach. Finding the right size, location, school district, and more is essential. Here are some things to remember when you’re ready to move with your family. Housing You’ll need to find suitable housing for your family, […]
Buying a Home How Much Down Payment Do I Need? Calculating Your Down Payment Getting your finances in order is vital when preparing to purchase a home.  If you’re looking to purchase a home, one of the first things you’ll need to consider is how much of a down payment you’ll need to make.  Depending on the type of loan you’re applying for, the size […]
Buying a Home Prescott Has Fantastic Golf Communities Live Where You Golf What I love most about living in Prescott, Arizona, is the area’s natural beauty. Not only are there mountains to climb and trails to hike, but also lots of different golfing options! Prescott is home to multiple beautiful courses for both amateur and professional players. The courses are located conveniently near […]
Buying a Home No two roads are alike. No two roads are alike. Just as no two people are alike. Some roads are less traveled; some are highly trafficked; some are bumpy and filled with potholes. Some roads are new. Some roads can be smooth, paved, dirt, high speed, and so much more. One thing all roads do, is they tell a story. […]
Buying a Home Consider These 6 Things When House Hunting Before you make an offer on what you deem is the “perfect” home, make sure to consider these six tiny details, that although small, could turn an ideal house into a purchase you may regret.  Check Your Cell Reception: Does your future dream home have cell reception? Check your signal when you’re on the property and […]
Buying a Home Information on Homes for Sale What is an MLS? The chances are that you have spent a little time online searching for homes. After all, most home searches begin online or on your phone. You may have even used a broker’s website or a site like Realtor.com, Trulia, or Zillow to help you browse listings.  Source of Listing Information Back […]
Buying a Home Don’t Neglect to Inspect a Home Yourself Home inspection professionals are trained to spot problems and evaluate a home’s overall condition. Home inspectors will do their best to be ethical and thorough. However, they are also still human, and as a result, sometimes details escape their attention. If you’re making a significant investment in a home, there’s no reason you have to […]
Buying a Home Tips to Start Your Home Search In today’s housing market, low inventory dominates many conversations in Prescott and in many areas of the country. With less inventory available, this increases the need for preparation for homebuyers when a house becomes available. Without preparation, you may miss out on a great opportunity. To help out, we have summarized five tips from realtor.com’s article, “How to […]
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Buying a Home Prescott Golf Course Living Not only is Prescott, Arizona, a desirable place to live, but it is also an incredibly popular place to play golf! The Prescott area is home to numerous award-winning golf courses. Live on the Green Many people move to Prescott to live in a golf course community. Below is information on some of the more […]
Buying a Home Evaluate Schools Before You Buy Your Home The quality of schools is a contributing factor for anyone buying a home. According to the National Association of Realtors, more than half of homebuyers with children, rate the local school district’s quality as a significant factor influencing their choice of a neighborhood. Even if you don’t have kids yourself, your next buyer might, and […]
Buying a Home How to Dispute an Error on Your Credit History Discovering an error on your credit history can be an unpleasant surprise when you’re attempting to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Though most people don’t think about the details of their credit report until the need to secure a loan, it’s an excellent idea to check your report for inaccuracies periodically. Checking your credit reports […]
Buying a Home Donʼt Make These 3 Home Buying Mistakes! There are numerous rollercoasters in life, and buying a home can be one of them.  But, when done correctly, the rollercoaster doesn’t need to be as big as California Screamin’, it can be more like the gentle curvy track at the carnival. As a realtor, my goal is to save buyers and sellers pain and stress.  When […]
Buying a Home Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much. When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two recent studies show that the non-financial benefits of homeownership might be even more valuable. In a recent survey, Bank of America asked homeowners: “Does owning a home make you happier than renting?” 93% of the respondents […]
Buying a Home Personal Touches Help Win in Multiple Offer Situations If you’re home hunting in a competitive market, you’ve probably had the heartbreaking experience of losing out on a place you thought you would make your own. It can be frustrating and demoralizing to find out your offer was rejected in favor of another buyer. How can you do your best to make sure it […]
Buying a Home Beware of the “Lipstick Flip” It is hard to miss all of the Flip/House Make-Over shows on television.  Some of the transformations are incredible, but some of the transformations seem ‘too good to be true’.  Okay, maybe they are ‘true’, but are the make-overs good enough to last long-term? When inventory is tight and newly renovated homes are wooing prospective […]
Buying a Home Before You Buy a Flipped Property HGTV house flipping shows are my weakness… I love them! Seeing an old home tuned up with brand new appliances, gleaming marble countertops, and fresh wood floors always grabs my attention. Hands down, before and after pictures are my favorite part! Have you recently fallen in love with a “flipped” home? Does the idea of moving […]
Buying a Home Do I Need a Real Estate Agent to Buy from a Builder? Looking to buy a home? Are you looking for a new build or and existing home? Investopedia put together an article offering their two cents on the subject. But if you are leaning toward purchasing a new build there is a question you need to ask yourself: Do I need to hire a real estate agent to […]
Buying a Home The Pros & Cons of a Pre-listing Inspection For me, being a successful realtor is more than pulling off a stress-free real estate transaction.  My job surpasses buying or selling a home, it is almost like I become a teacher.  An important part of my job as a real estate agent is educating and protecting my clients. There is the typical learning curve […]
Buying a Home What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Home Okay, first-time buyers… it’s time to turn the dream into the dirt you can stand on. Your very own home. I’m sure you have questions. In fact, I’m sure your questions are like most first-time buyers. Which is why I’ve put together this down-and-dirty answer guide for the most common questions home buyers have. What […]
Buying a Home No. 1 Real Estate Bargain: A Buyer’s Agent There is no denying that the real estate language can be confusing. Although, one term that is straightforward is a “Buyer’s Agent”. A Buyer’s Agents is a real estate agent who represents only the buyer of a property in a real estate transaction. This type of agent agrees to exclusively represent the best interest of […]