Posts Tagged ‘home buying tip’

Home Buying Tip | Making A Smooth Moove

Friday, May 16th, 2014

The buying or selling of your home can be stressful, especially when mixed with emotions that come with moving to a new neighborhood.  Below are a few tips that will help your children cope with these changes. Be positive about the move.  Your emotions can set the mood for the entire experience.  Remain positive and…Read More »

Buying Tip | Negotiating a Home Purchase

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Negotiating a purchase agreement may be the trickiest aspect of your real estate transaction.  Negotiating is not all luck or natural talent.  Being successful in the negotiation process encompasses the learned ability to use certain skills and techniques to arrive at a win-win agreement for sides of the agreement. Most home buyers and home sellers…Read More »

Buyers Tip | Make Sure Your Searching the Entire MLS

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

All homes available for sale with a real estate agent are listed on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service).  Our local MLS is managed by the Greater Sioux City Board of REALTORS.  Every real estate company in Siouxland is a member of this board and oversee’s the website Each real estate company will also have…Read More »

Home Buying Tip | Home Inspections

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Congratulations! You’ve made an offer, even reviewed all the documents the seller has provided regarding the condition of the home. But, you have one important step before you finalize your real estate offer, one that will help to avoid a costly home buying mistake. Hire a professional home inspector to give the house a standard inspection…Read More »

Home Buying Tip | Dollars and Cents of Buying A Home

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Home ownership offers tax benefits as well as the freedom to make decisions about your home.  Knowing what you can afford is the first rule of home buying, and that depends on how much income and how much debt you have. In general, lenders don’t want borrowers to spend more than 28 percent of their…Read More »

Listing Home Checklist

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Your CENTURY 21 ProLink agent may ask you for the following items when listing your home for sale.  So, they may be helpful to have ready ahead of time.  Here is our listing your home checklist: Prior year tax bill Survey Account numbers for mortgage A copy of the key to the front door Invoices for repairs or improvement…Read More »

Home Buyers Tip | Tip When Writing An Offer

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

When you are negotiating the offer with the seller remember that you may need a “little room to move” further along in escrow. Sometimes a buyer insists on writing every last penny out of the sellers when negotiating the purchase agreement. This can sometimes cause the seller to be much less likely to compromise during inspections,…Read More »

Home Buyers Tip | 2013 Is The Time To Buy

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

If you are waiting on the sidelines, it is time to buy. The bottom in the market has passed and real estate is expected to appreciate in 2013. Interest rates are low. If you are a good buyer, get qualified and get ready to go. Your Realtor will help you determine what is important to…Read More »

Home Buyers Tip | Finding a Lender

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Buyer went and arranged financing with a lender that was very difficult to work with after I suggested a couple of other lender options. Then the buyer got frustrated with me when the process bogged down. Things would have been much better for the buyer with a lender that was good to work with. There…Read More »

Home Buyers Tip | Home Inspection Important

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Home buyers want a home that is comfortable and safe; however, they must remember that if they are buying a “pre-owned” home, there may be items that they will need to take care of themselves after closing.  A general home inspection is done within the first 10 days of an offer being accepted and it…Read More »