prequalification Tag

11 Apr 2016

Buying your first home? Here’s step 2: How much can you afford?

We see you, potential homebuyer. Once you decided to stop renting and start looking for a place to call your own, you’ve been crusin’ through Pinterest’s home section like it’s your job. And good thing your dream home board has unlimited storage because you’re definitely saving every other pin, all the while adding to your ever-evolving can’t live without list. While compiling no less than 4,756 photos of updated, craftsman-style, open floor plan bungalows is certainly a fun step in the home buying process, a more important exercise in this stage of the game is figuring out just how much house you can afford.  Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it sounds--here’s how to make sure your dream home...
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6 Sep 2013

How To Get The Most In A Multiple Offer Situation

The real estate market is sizzling. You’ve done your research and have put your home on the market and voila - your hard work pays off as multiple offers come rolling in. But what to do with your abundance of good fortune? Your Allen Tate Realtor® will lead the process and handle the finer points of negotiating. However, a little homework and understanding of negotiating etiquette can help ensure you avoid landmines and keep the advantage. Before you even list your home, it may be wise to order your own home inspection. That way you are aware of work that might need to be done and can decide whether you want to make the repairs or reduce your asking price accordingly. When the...
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29 Aug 2011

Looking for Opportunities in Real Estate?

There is little question that foreclosures are a major part of the real estate market today.  One of the challenges that comes along with buying a foreclosure can be the condition of the property. If the property is damaged, neglected or just plain outdated, you may want to consider a renovation loan.  Here are some simple steps when considering such a loan: