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Keys To Buying A House In The Current Real Estate Market

Keys To Buying A House In The Current Real Estate Market  

By: Taylor Hatton

        The current Lexington Real Estate market can be a buyer's nightmare right now. There are an immense amount of buyers and not enough houses being put on the market. So this means quick turnaround times from the listing upload to when it goes under contract. But there are ways to maneuver through the market and increase your chances of finding your perfect home in this volatile market. 

 

        The first key thing you need to know in this market is that you MUST know what you want. You need to have already weighed out your...

10 Reasons Why For-Sale-By-Owners Fail

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Homeowners trying to sell their homes on their own — for-sale-by-owners (FSBOs) — are driven by several reasons. Although most of them want to save money that they would have otherwise spent on real estate commissions, a few others take the FSBO route because they feel they don’t need a professional to sell their home.
Whatever the reason for...

Thinking of Selling? Don't wait!

Thinking of Selling? Don't wait!

Many sellers choose to wait to put their home on the market until after the busy-ness of the holidays. However, this decision could be costly! Here are 3 reasons why now is the perfect time to sell your home.

Only Serious Buyers are Out

Only those purchasers who are serious about buying a home will be in the marketplace around this...

2014: The Year of the Hi-Tech / Hi-Touch App

Milestone Realty Consultants and Residential Properties, Ltd. are members of The Enterprise Network, a union of privately-held real estate companies across the country. While we hand pick and review all guest posts for quality assurance, the author’s views are entirely his or her own. This guest post was brought to you by The Enterprise Network Annual Holiday Blog Swap.  

Recognizing the tremendous impact mobile technology has had on the real estate industry in recent years, it’s imperative for Realtors to keep an eye on the trends as we enter the new year. Despite concerns that technology has removed the personal touch from an industry founded on relationships, mobile has actually enabled real estate professionals to spend more time working out in the field by providing...

What Would Thomas Edison Think?

What Would Thomas Edison Think?Purchased a light bulb lately?

Easy, right?

Wrong!!

I typically buy light bulbs at the grocery even though the cost is a bit higher than a home improvement store. After factoring in the extra trip plus the amount I would spend unnecessarily at Lowes or Home Depot, I actually save money by paying more at the grocery, if that makes sense.

I prefer a clear 60 watt bulb for my exterior lights which is a fairly easy find--or rather it used to be. The grocery appeared to be out of my preferred bulbs for two weeks in a row so I decided to bite the bullet and go to Lowes. Thinking I would just run in and grab the bulbs without...

First Time Homebuyer Series: Step 6: After Offer Acceptance

What Happens After the Contract Has Been Accepted?

Within five days of the contract acceptance the Buyer will apply for a mortgage. The Lender will order/verify the following:

  • Credit Report
  • Employment Verifications
  • Any other documents required to process the loan
  • Proof of Funds
  • An Appraisal on the Property
  • A Survey of the Property
  • A Home Inspection
  • After the inspection, the Buyer will fill out an "Inspection Form" indicating any repairs they are requesting or that everything is acceptable "as is."

At this point we are playing the "WAITING GAME." We are waiting for the Lender to get in all the documentation they require and for the appraisal to be completed. During this period there may not be much communication, there is usually nothing to tell until the Lender sends the loan for approval....