Category Archives: First-Time Home Buyers



Why You Should Buy a Home During the Off Season

Your personal home-buying schedule doesn’t have to correspond with the real estate market! In fact, buying during the “off season” can yield tremendous advantages. The “off season” differs depending on your specific location, but always refers to the period of time during a calendar year when both inventory and competition are low. Usually, this corresponds […]






Inspection Protection!

You’ve found the home of your dreams, and you’re preparing to make your offer. As you consider price and terms, be sure to include one of the most critical components of the offer – a home inspection contingency. The contract should clearly identify how any reported habitability problems will be rectified. Habitability means you cannot […]


Buy With Confidence

You’ve found the perfect home.  You’re excited and ready to make a written offer to purchase, but how can you be sure there are no structural defects or unseen items requiring repair or replacement? You’ll address your concerns in the inspection addendum that accompanies the written purchase offer.  These documents govern the buying process, inspection […]


Don’t Hesitate to Negotiate

What’s the most important goal behind an Offer To Purchase?  Agreement!  How do buyers and sellers achieve that goal?  Negotiation!  And yet the term “negotiation” often sends people running for the door, because they believe that negotiation is simply another word for conflict. Not true!  Negotiation is a golden opportunity for everyone involved to get […]