Tag Archives: Home Buyer

How Can I Avoid Common Homebuyer Mistakes?

Buying a new home is both exciting and stressful. The last thing that anyone needs is to run into issues during the purchase process or to fall into common traps. So before you buy, take a little time to understand the mistakes to which many homebuyers fall prey. Buying with your heart, not your head […]

What Happens After My Offer is Accepted?

After all the back-and-forth on price and haggling over concessions and repairs, it’s finally over and your offer to purchase the home was accepted. Now, the real work begins. Granted, you and the seller are no longer front and center on the home purchase stage; there are some details you’ll need to attend to after […]

How to Find Your Dream Home When Inventory Is Low

You’ve heard the rumors; it’s a “Seller’s Market.” Well if you are actively searching for a new home, you know that it’s true. The low inventory of homes for sale has made things difficult for buyers. There just aren’t many homes for sale out there and when a nice listing does come to market, it’s […]

Smart ways to build equity in your home

Equity is the difference between your property’s value and how much you owe on it. In other words, if you sold in today’s market, how much you would walk away with in your pocket. In a red-hot property market, your equity will feel like it’s increasing by the hour, whereas elsewhere it could take a […]

What Is a Home Warranty?

If you’re a first-time buyer especially, a home warranty is worth considering. Think of it as a home protection plan. You probably have very little experience maintaining a home. But who should pay for the coverage? You the buyer or the folks you are getting the home from — the seller. In many locales, it’s […]

Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT FSBO

Rising home prices coupled with a lack of inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their home on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. The top 5 reasons are listed […]

Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection

So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or in some cases, […]

Before You Look for Your Dream Home

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d […]

Manchester Summerfest!

It’s that time of year again, the free concerts at Veterans Park are back! Bring your blankets and chairs for the 7:00 p.m. concert start, and enjoy a picnic dinner from the Somerset Grille food truck! The Concert Lineup is as follows: July 11th:Foreigner’s Journey July 18th:Ukeladies July 25th:The Army Rock Band August 1st:Jimmy Lehoux […]

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in […]