Feb. 22, 2021

Move or Remodel? How one Family Tackled Indecision

A first person account of Blake and Becky, two clients of  Zachary Adams and Associates 


Move or remodel?  In 2020 my wife and I found ourselves facing that age old question. Again.

I say age old because it was a question we’d been asking since 2016. A timeline ...

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Posted in Buying, Move-up Buyers
Dec. 18, 2018

Homebuyer Basics: Buyer's Inspection

The buyer’s inspection is an essential step in protecting your interests when buying a new home. Understanding what to expect can help ensure you get it right.


Home SearchA home inspection is integral to managing risk when buying a home and should therefore be a written as a contingency in ...

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Nov. 5, 2018

Homebuyer Basics: Writing an Offer

Writing a competitive offer is integral to landing the home of your dreams under the terms you desire. Understanding the various components of this process can help you collaborate with your agent to get it right.


Home SearchYou successfully defined your budget, engaged a mortgage lender and crafted a strong ...

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Oct. 9, 2018

Homebuyer Basics: Beginning Your Home Search with Four Simple Steps

While online listings and web-based tools have simplified the process, your home search could still benefit from one crucial component-- planning


Home SearchSearching for a new home has never been easier. With online listings and virtual tours, a few clicks can give you a sense for a merits of a ...

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Aug. 30, 2018

Homebuyer Basics: Engaging a Mortgage Lender

When facing a competitive buying market, two things are key to landing the home of your dreams-- you must be prepared and you must show up well.  By engaging a mortgage consultant early in your search you can simultaneously impact both.  


Mortgage Pre-ApprovalWhile purchase price may frequently be ...

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Aug. 8, 2018

Homebuyer Basics: Defining Your Budget

How much home can you afford? The answer is a combination of many factors, but properly dialing in a budget is a good first step that can be easier than you think.


How Much Can I Afford?Setting a proper budget prior to beginning a home search is an important early step in the ...

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Feb. 26, 2018

Empty Nest Resources: Rightsizing for What’s Next

Your empty nest represents a new opportunity. Finding the right home to support your new lifestyle requires a plan, but need not seem daunting. Five steps can help you get it right.

Many life stage changes lend themselves to a discussion about how your home can continue to support your ...

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Posted in Buying, Selling
Oct. 23, 2017

The Contingent Offer: What you Need to Know

Understanding the basics of contingent offers can help you approach your home search with confidence.

A contingent offer simply refers to the existence of a contingency clause in a purchase agreement that helps define the terms under which that contract will be executed. It means an agreement has been reached ...

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Sept. 6, 2017

Homebuyer’s Secret Weapon: Autumn

For a variety of reasons the best deals for buyers usually happen in Autumn.  Capitalizing on this trend so you can spend the holidays in a new home can be easier than you think.  

Spring and early summer get all the press as the “hot” time in residential ...

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March 23, 2017

Home Search Essentials: Finding the Best Realtor

Finding the right real estate agent is critical to your home search...and  likely easier than you think.

The characteristics that define a great real estate agent are fairly intuitive. Most buyers say they seek an agent with integrity, wisdom and a deep knowledge of both the current market and ...

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