Buying Guides

  • Buy First or Sell First?

    Buy First or Sell First?

    While the answer to this basic question is as individual as you are, here are some things to consider. Generally speaking, under most market conditions, real estate professionals advise listing your more

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  • Buyers' FAQ

    Buyers' FAQ

    Q. How many homes should I plan to view and how should I make the final decision? A. While exploring your needs and wants fully is a good idea for focusing your search and saving time, viewing a more

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  • First Steps

    First Steps

    There are some questions you need to answer even before you start your search. If you're a first-time home buyer or someone who hasn't bought a home recently, we recommend that you begin with an more

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  • Inspections

    Inspections

    Here's why having a thorough inspection is so important. While only certain inspections are required by mortgage lenders or government mandate, a comprehensive home inspection is needed to tell you more

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  • It's All Yours

    It's All Yours

    Here's what it takes to make a new home yours: a final walk-through and closing. The final "walk-through" is typically scheduled within 24 hours of the closing/settlement. It gives you one last more

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  • Making an Offer

    Making an Offer

    Here's what you need to understand about making an offer. When you have found the house that meets your needs and maybe even realizes your dreams, you'll probably find yourself getting emotionally more

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  • Preparing to Shop with Confidence

    Preparing to Shop with Confidence

    Here's why you should begin with a mortgage credit approval. Since a pre-approval, unlike a pre-qualification, is based on your specific financial situation, it takes the mystery out of what you can more

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  • Real Estate Glossary

    Real Estate Glossary

    Real Estate has a language all its own. Here's some of the terminology you'll be hearing. Adjustable Mortgage Loans: Mortgage loans under which the interest rate is periodically adjusted to more more

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  • Simplify the Home Buying Process

    Simplify the Home Buying Process

    Here's why you should be glad that Weichert offers one-stop shopping. Even with a signed contract in hand, there's still a lot to deal with before the house you found can become the home you live in. more

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  • Using the Internet

    Using the Internet

    Here's the best way to learn about homes you might choose to buy. You’re in the exact right place to begin your search. First of all, the Internet has replaced newspapers as the number one source of more

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