Home Buying

Jan. 2, 2018

Home Buying: Negotiating Repairs


Negotiating Repairs with an AS IS Contract

Buying a new home? Your home inspection may reveal defects that you feel should be the seller's responsibility to fix. If your purchase agreement was written on "as is" contract this will typically involve some negotiation, as the seller is typically not ...

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Nov. 28, 2017

The Ultimate List of Homebuyer Tips

We surveyed several hundred real estate professionals and industry experts to determine the top home buying tips they would recommend to their clients.

Home Buying Tips

The Ultimate List of Homebuyer Tips

by Andy Fulton on April 21, 2014

Get a Home Inspection Get a home inspection to evaluate the safety and overall ...

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Nov. 27, 2017

Ready to Buy?

Ready to buy your first home, move up home, or retirement home? Click on the image below to see how Eric Slifkin and his dedicated team of experienced agents will guide you through the buying process and be on hand to assist with any problems or questions along the way ...

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Posted in Home Buying
Nov. 26, 2017

5 Steps to Obtaining a Mortgage

Mortgage Resource

Today’s stricter lending environment means that processing a mortgage application is more complex than ever, given the number of steps that lenders, underwriters, and mortgage insurers must all complete before home buyers truly have their financing in place.

To help ensure the process goes smoothly, you can also take steps ...

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Oct. 15, 2017

Guide to Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent

The Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent

The Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent

When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s crucial to work with a qualified real estate agent. Not just a professional, but an amazing agent and a market expert. So how do you ensure you’re hiring an amazing real estate ...

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Aug. 30, 2017

Home Appreciation Facts

Your Home Newsletter

A home generally appreciates in value between 3 and 4 percent each year, but not every home appreciates equally. While every market is different—and appreciation is naturally affected by factors homeowners can’t control— there are certain home features that create greater appreciation than others. Realtor.com did some research, analyzed ...

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July 2, 2017

Home Buying FAQ's: What is a Final Walkthrough?

What is a Final Walk Through and What Should I Expect?

The purpose of the walkthrough inspection is to be sure that the home you are buying is in the same condition as the date of the contract, making sure that all warranted items are working properly and that repairs identified during ...

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May 14, 2017

Guide to Buying a Home: Down Payment Comparison

Ready to buy a home? See what your monthly mortgage principal and interest payments would be with various down payments for a 30-year term: 

Loan Comparison

This post has been authored by Eric Slifkin, REALTOR® serving South Florida’s Treasure Coast. You can reach me at 888-288-1765, or visit my Web site. As ...

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May 8, 2017

Generation Trends in Real Estate

Understanding Generational Trends is Important When Selling or Buying a House

In helping clients buy and sell homes, it’s easy to see the biases and behaviors of a wide range of generations. From Boomers downsizing who feel their home has “enough curb appeal, thank you” to the Millennials who share ...

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May 5, 2017

Renting vs. Buying a Home

Buy or Rent?

Are you doing the math these days around renting versus buying a home? Trying to decide if you can afford to buy? If so, you’ve probably Googled one of the many “rent versus buy” calculators out there to help you get a handle on your budget.

True, they’re helpful, and ...

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