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So You Wanna Buy A House? Here Are 5 Things You Should Know

October 4th, 2017

For me, houses have always been an obsession. It started around 1999, when my family made our big move from my parents’ “starter home,” to their “forever home.” And from that point on, I was often found feverishly scouring listings in the weekend paper, drawing floor plans in my bedroom late at night (such a rebel), glued to Trading Spaces on television, and tagging along my mother on every home tour in the city.

Fast forward nearly 20 years, and it’s beginning to feel like I’m finally ready to take the plunge into homeownership myself. I’ve gotten just about all I can out of my 1000 sq. ft rental, and really, we all gotta grow up sometime, right? So, Eric and I have been on the hunt. And there’s no one we’d trust more to take us through the process than our good friend, Russell Cavin, Real Estate Broker and Partner at Uptown Realty. Thinking you might be ready, too? Russell joins us today with some priceless info on buying your first home (including those things you’ll wish someone would have told you!)

photo from One King’s Lane

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  1. Holly says:

    These are such good tips, it is so nice to be properly walked through the process that I will inevitably be going through in the very near future. I too have always loved houses & can’t wait to get onto the property ladder! Thanks for the great post!

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

  2. Yes, getting the clients to be pre qualified is essential you have to know what you can afford to buy. I write articles about the motivating factors that bring inventory on the marketplace whether it is the holidays or any time of the year.

  3. These are some good tips. I think a buyer should also try and look past the staging of a home. A home is usually staged to make it look attractive.

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