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Tuesday, August 16, 2016   /   by Marketing Team

Hire Buyer’s Agent: Benefits and Perks

In my previous article, I wrote some cool tips about house hunting and buying a new construction home.
I also have talked about finding a good realtor in my recent article on buying a new home. Additionally, I’m going to share with you on this post about the benefits and perks of hiring a buyer’s agent or realtor.
When I bought a townhouse unit in 2015, it didn’t start from finding a realtor or a buyer’s agent but it was through a Facebook post of a certain real estate agent.
The home designs and location captured me a lot and made me curious to contact the agent. Fortunately, I’ve encountered a good realtor and a buyer’s agent that day.
Having a buyer’s agent can make your home buying process easy and smooth. Especially, if the agent is good!
Let me share with you some cool benefits.
Provide upfront answers
As prospective buyer, we always wanted to get upfront answers to our queries in buying a home, right?
Having a buyer’s age ...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016   /   by Marketing Team

6 Practical Tips for First Time Home Sellers

For first time home-sellers, obviously you will be facing challenges as to how to market or sell your house properly and timely. In my previous article, I have posted similar tips for selling home.
This article will also share practical tips intended for first-time home sellers. To avoid stress and trouble in selling your home, kindly go through the following tips to ensure a smooth selling of your house.
1. Approach a Real Estate Professional
As a first time home seller, I would highly recommend to seek expertise from Real Estate Professionals or Quality Agents.  Do a research and seek referrals from your friends or neighbors. Having a Real Estate Professional can save your time, money, and effort.

2. Clear any clutter and Remove extras
Make sure that your house is clean. Clear any clutter and Remove extras. Remember, as much as you loved your house and the sentimental memories, it’s a NO-NO to personalize your house when you’re going to sell it. A buyer has . ...

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Monday, July 25, 2016   /   by Marketing Team

Home Inspection: Things to Know and Common Mistakes

Owning a dream home is such an exciting feeling and idea. Of course, everyone wants to buy or build their own home, right?

But one of the things that a buyer should take into priority and consideration is to have home inspection.

It is very essential to have a better understanding of its importance, process, and mistakes to avoid.
Home inspection allows the buyer to know if the house is in good condition, free of any defects, or might need some repairs.

Buying a home involves big amount of money or savings. Thus, you wanted to make sure that you will make the right investment and ensure that it satisfies your needs.

There are exceptions though for home inspection, it’s not applicable for condominiums and townhouse.

Here are the 5 things you need to know about home inspection,
1. It’s Optional

It is a buyer’s call whether to do a home inspection or not. Though it’s recommended to avoid any contingent issues that may arise.
2. Buyers Sh. ...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016   /   by Marketing Team

Buying a Home : Cash vs Financing Offer in Real Estate

Most of the time, in making a purchase or investment, it’s always a tough decision to make whether to go for cash or financing. This applies not only in real estate but to other investment opportunity or for some products/services as well.
In this article, we will talk about Cash versus Financing when buying a home. Which one is most prefer to do? Honestly, there are 2 sides of the coin on this, meaning either options have pros and cons.
Let’s try to list down what are the advantages and its downside.
Advantages of paying through “All Cash”
Seller will most likely accept your offer
When you make an “all cash” offer, tendency would be your offer will be accepted and you can close the deal as seller would prefer a cash payment over mortgage hassles. A higher chance of winning bidding wars.
Better deal or offer
Money or having cash to pay would make anyone powerful, Agree? By paying cash, you can make better negotiations and deals. A seller wou. ...

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Friday, July 15, 2016   /   by Marketing Team

Credit Score : What You Need to Know and Ways to Fix It!

Most home buyers would choose to pay for a house through loan financing. Thus, it’s important to know what a credit score is and how it can affect your loan application to be approved or granted.
In this article, I’m going to share few tips as well on how to repair or fix your credit score. Let’s start by knowing the definition of credit score first, okay?
According to www.CreditKarma.com,
“A credit score is a three digit number calculated from your data-rich credit report and is one factor used by lenders to determine your creditworthiness for a mortgage, loan or credit card. Your score can affect whether or not you are approved as well as what interest rate you are charged. A good credit score is generally considered to be 720 or higher. Lenders, however, can each have different standards for what they consider to be a good credit score, so it‘s important to keep building your score to receive the most favorable interest rates and highest rates of cre ...

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