Michigan Buyers Resource Center

Whether you are a first time home buyer or looking to purchase a 2nd home, this market is rapidly changing, and you’ll want to do everything you can to have the edge up on other buyers and be ready when the right home comes along. Here are a few steps to take to have the most advantageous home buying experience;

5-Steps to Home Buying Success

1) GET A BUYERS AGENT
You don’t have to pay the realtor, we are paid through the seller, but work for and protect you. The seller will have an agent working for them as well.

2) GET PRE-APPROVED
Your agent can provide the names of lenders they have had good experiences with. Some homes only qualify for certain loans, so before looking at houses, you’ll need a pre-approval.

3) MLS HOME SEARCH
The MLS is the database of nearly every home for sale in any given area. Your agent has access and will set you up in the system

4) SCHEDULE HOME VIEWINGS
The best way to learn what you want in a home, is to actually see some in person. From that first visit, we can learn alot together about your invidiual needs.

5) MAKE AN OFFER
One you find “the one” it’s time to pounce! An as long as you’ve done all of the above, the process will be very smooth & stress free!

 

So if you don’t already have an agent, lets get started!!
You can email me your home search criteria, or use the “Find My Dream Home” button to the right.
I’m looking forward to working together! If you have any questions what-so-ever please don’t hesitate to ask. I’m here to help!

 

Buyer Resource Articles

  • 5 {Really Good} Reasons to Buy a Home February 1, 2016
    #1 – Prices aren’t going down The ship has, unfortunately, sailed on the great deals and foreclosures that was the market a few years ago. While it expected that prices will begin to stabilize and “flat line” – for the foreseeable future, it will remain a sellers market #2 – Interest rates are going up … Continue reading 5 {Really Good} Reasons to Buy a Home […]
  • Oakland County Real Estate: Year End Market Update December 30, 2015
    We hope you have a happy and healthy 2016! Another year has come and gone.. For the most part, the market has begun to stabilize, the fast paced rise in values we’ve seen in years past is no more. Most area’s are only up a few dollars per SqFt as far as average sales price … Continue reading Oakland County Real Estate: Year End Market Update →
  • HOW TO: The Perfect Home Search November 18, 2015
    Being a home buyer in a sellers market is challenging. Low on market inventory forces multiple buyers to fight over the same home, frequently resulting in multiple offer bidding wars.  As a buyer, you need to be ready to jump on an opportunity when it presents. If you’ve started implementing my “5-Steps” then you’re on … Continue reading HOW TO: The Perfect […]
  • Buying a House in Michigan? What closing costs can you expect to pay. January 13, 2015
    Buying a House in Michigan Are you thinking about buying a house in Michigan? Deciding to buy a house, especially for the first time, can be a very intimidating process! So much to think about and to plan out. So many questions to have answered. One frequently asked question is what exactly do I have … Continue reading Buying a House in Michigan? What closin […]
  • 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait Until Spring to Buy a House January 4, 2015
    Current data suggests winter actually is the best time to be a home buyer, Here’s Why: 1. You’ll pay less! Even though the market in general is still a “sellers market”, during the winter months it tends to favor the buyer more. Many buyers pause their home search during the winter either because     they’re too … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Wai […]
  • Real Estate Scams Now Hitting Zillow, 5 Ways to Avoid Being Targeted November 24, 2014
    I’ve posted before about the ridiculous rental scams that plague unsuspecting home buyers. These scams were previously limited to sites like Craigslist, but have now taken to top name real estate sites like Zillow as well.  Zillow allows owners to post their for sale by owner, con artists are now abusing this privilege by using … Continue reading Real Estate […]
  • How To: Finding your dream home November 11, 2014
    House hunting can be challenging, especially in a seller’s market when there are more buyers then homes available.  Assuming a home is priced right and well marketed, it will sell very quickly, and as a buyer you need to be ready to jump on an opportunity when it presents itself. You should know what you want, … Continue reading How To: Finding your dream ho […]
  • Ready to Buy a House, But Not Sure Where to Start? October 27, 2014
    Here is your 5-step plan for becoming a home buyer in this crazy market! Step 1 Get a comprehensive picture of your finances. Sit down with pen & paper and go over your current income vs. expenses. After subtracting any expenses that will go away when you move to a new house, determine how much … Continue reading Ready to Buy a House, But Not Sure Where […]