When you know a home you really want is likely to have multiple offers, you can add an escalation clause to your offer. This means you will automatically “beat” any other offer by a certain amount, up to a certain maximum price. For example, you make an offer at $240,000 with an escalation clause that […]
If you find a home you love and it is already under contract, you can enter a backup offer. If the seller accepts your offer as a backup and the first sale fails, the seller automatically proceeds with you and your offer. Sales fall through all the time, so backup offers are actually a great […]
This depends entirely on the type of loan you are using, and your lender is the expert to ask on this topic. In general, if a buyer is paying all of their own closing costs, they can expect between 2% and 3% of purchase price in closing costs.
Earnest money is deposited into an escrow account upon mutual acceptance of an offer. Keeping the earnest money is the seller’s only remedy if the buyer fails to close the deal without legal cause. The buyer can get the earnest money back if the deal fails due to unsatisfactory inspection results, low appraisal result, financing […]
Yes, we can work with most builders and get you the information you need to make a decision. On your first visit with the builder, we will accompany you. In addition to our normal services, we will act as a mediator between you and the builder to make sure you get the home and finishes […]
We will keep you informed of all homes listed in the local Multiple Listing Service. We want to help you find the right home, which means we need to stay aware of every home that’s available in the market.
Homeowners trying to sell their home without agent representation are usually doing so in the hopes of saving the commission. If you see a FSBO you like, let us contact the owner for you and make an appointment. Most times the homeowner will work with us even though their home is not listed, since we […]