Category Archives: Buyers Tips

7 tips for buyers when faced with low home inventory

1. Finance Have your finances in order: Know how much house you can truly afford, repair any credit issues, have your down payment in hand, and delay major purchases. 2. Pre-approved Get pre-approved for a mortgage, over and above getting pre-qualified. 3. Must-haves Determine in advance which home features are “must-have” and which features are “nice-to-have.” 4. Contingencies Know what contingencies you...
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Thinking Of Stucco?

Many newer homes are now being sided with artificial stucco siding, or EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems). This is essentially polystyrene foam with a base coat, reinforcement mesh, then another base coat and then a finishing coat of stucco over the top. This is a terrific product, as it adds insulation value to the home,...
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Plumbing Alert

You will spot several different types of plumbing systems in any housing market, including our own. Copper, galvanized, rigid plastic, polybutylene, and soft plastic are but a few. Certain systems are more prone to having certain problems. Galvanized water pipe is most prone to rusting on the horizontal surfaces (such as under a floor) versus vertical...
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