The risks of selling and buying on your own

Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors Advice

In a world where Pinterest, online videos and specialty blogs encourage you to try any number of projects, it’s easy to think you’re up to any do-it-yourself challenge. While some projects are low-risk, like trying a new recipe, others, like shingling your roof, can cause serious problems if done without the proper expertise. Buying and selling a home are activities that fall into the latter category. Without the experience of a real estate agent who knows your neighborhood, you risk losing thousands of dollars. Or you could find yourself in a lawsuit because you didn’t understand your legal responsibilities. Here are just a few of the costly mistakes that “do-it-yourselfers” risk making:   Buyers Paying too much Just because a …

Avoid Home-Buying Horror Stories

Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors Advice, Update

It may be the time of year for ghosts and goblins, but buying a home, no matter what time of year, should never be scary. Here are steps to avoid haunted houses and stay safe while buying this fall. Buyer beware In many areas, sellers have the upper hand in today’s real estate market. Even though you may be tempted to close a deal as fast as you can to beat out other buyers, make sure you know what you’re buying before you rush to the closing table. During a real estate transaction, you have time to conduct a number of inspections before you purchase the property. Make sure you put in the time and money to do these before …

Why You Should Get PreQualified Before Searching For A Home

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Okay, so you’re ready and eager to buy your first home. Perhaps you’ve already begun to think about what area you want to live in, what features you want in your new home, and are excited to move to a new space. Now you’re ready to hire an agent to help you find your dream, but have you been pre-qualified? Not sure you need to be pre-approved before hunting for a home? Here are 4 reasons why getting pre-qualified is a smart move. Streamlines the house hunt. When you’re starting out, many homeowners make the mistake of browsing homes that are out of their price range. Don’t waste your time by looking at homes you’re not able to afford. By …