Buyer Resources

Buying a home can be complicated, but here are some valuable resource articles that may be helpful for you as you are going through the home buying process. These articles cover the basics from understanding how real estate agents assist with the process, analyzing your budget and financial status, dealing with inspections, making an offer for that home and preparing for the paperwork process that goes along with this life changing financial decision. For assistance or quick answers to your real estate questions, give a call to (828) 638-1666 or Contact us!

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Buying Your Home - Appraisals & Market Value

October 13, 2020 Joan Killian Everett Joan Killian Everett | October 13, 2020

To determine a property's value, most people turn to either an appraisal or a comparative market analysis.

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Escrow & Closing Costs

October 6, 2020 Joan Killian Everett Joan Killian Everett | October 6, 2020

Upfront loan points, title insurance, escrow or closing day charges, document fees, prepaid interest and property taxes.

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Finding the Right Home

September 29, 2020 Joan Killian Everett Joan Killian Everett | September 29, 2020

Home inspections, seller disclosure requirements and the agent's experience will help.

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Foreclosures

September 22, 2020 Joan Killian Everett Joan Killian Everett | September 22, 2020

A home that has been repossessed by the lender because the owners failed to pay the mortgage.

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Home Inspections & Warranties

September 15, 2020 Joan Killian Everett Joan Killian Everett | September 15, 2020

Buying a home "as is" is a risky proposition. Major repairs on homes can amount to thousands of dollars.

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Making an Offer

September 8, 2020 Joan Killian Everett Joan Killian Everett | September 8, 2020

The more you know about a seller's motivation, the stronger a negotiating position you are in.

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Buying Your Home - Property Taxes

September 1, 2020 Joan Killian Everett Joan Killian Everett | September 1, 2020

Property taxes are what most homeowners in the United States pay for the privilege of owning a piece of real estate.

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Tax Considerations

August 25, 2020 Joan Killian Everett Joan Killian Everett | August 25, 2020

Home ownership offers tax benefits as well as the freedom to make decisions about your home.

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Working With a Real Estate Agent

August 18, 2020 Joan Killian Everett Joan Killian Everett | August 18, 2020

A good agent typically works full-time and has several years of experience at minimum.

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