Tips for the First-Time Homebuyer

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

As seen in the Edwardsville Intelligencer's "Real Estate Matters" column. Purchasing a home for the first time can be thrilling but with all the excitement also comes a lot of questions about legalities, finance and how to find the right home for your budget. Did you know the National Association of Realtors reported in 2016 that 34 percent of all homebuyers were first-time homebuyers? Since it is likely to be the single biggest investment of the early stages of your life, it’s crucial to begin the process with the right knowledge and advisors in your corner.

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As seen in the Edwardsville Intelligencer's "Real Estate Matters" column. Anyone who has sold a home knows just how stressful it can be. Between determining the right selling price, finding a motivated buyer, and making sure the house is ready to be sold can be a full-time job. Choosing the right real estate agent is essential to the successful sale of your home. You don't want to choose the first agent whose sign you see in your neighbor’s lawn. Instead, you want to choose someone trustworthy, experienced, confident, and someone who will always put your priorities and best interest ahead of everything else.

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