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Welcome, First-Time Home Buyers!

If you’re a first-time home buyer these articles are chock full of advice that will give you the added “edge” when buying your first home. From finding your dream home online, negotiating a purchase contract, securing the best financing, to tips for a stress-free closing, you’ve now found your #1 first-time home buyer resource.

So WELCOME, check things out and visit often…you are well on your way to owning your first home!

Stephen Katz

Are you thinking of hiring a buyer’s agent? If so, there are questions you should ask to ensure you hire somebody you can trust. Here are a few to keep in mind:

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Today we are going to discuss whether it is better to pay the closing costs in cash upfront or to take out a higher home loan. The difference could cost you thousands.

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Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you’re going to have to go through the negotiation process. Today I will be outlining the four major stages of negotiations. Ideally this will prepare you for anything that may come your way.

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What Appraisals Are And How They Work

posted by Stephen Katz
Friday, May 12, 2017

Today we are excited to talk to you all about appraisals. We’ll go over what they are, how they work, and how they affect the purchase of your home.

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Today, we’ll talk about the difference between getting pre-qualified and pre-approved for a mortgage. There’s a clear difference.

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Four Home Buying Tips

posted by Stephen Katz
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Today I’ll tell you the four biggest tips to get started with your home search.

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What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean For You?

posted by Stephen Katz
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Today, I’ll talk about what you need to know regarding rising interest rates.

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How To Successfully Work With A Builder

posted by Stephen Katz
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Working with builders can be a real challenge. There are some things you should know about this process to make it go as smooth as possible. Today, we’ll offer advice when working with contractors.

 

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Tips To Sell Your Home For Top Dollar

posted by Stephen Katz
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Today I’d like to go over some things that you should consider if you’re about to list your home for sale, especially if you’re trying to find the most accurate price possible.

 

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What You Need To Know About Property Taxes

posted by Stephen Katz
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Today, we’re going to talk about property taxes. The good news is property values are up. The challenge is that when property values go up, so do your property taxes.

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