First Time Homebuyers

Jan. 15, 2019

Homebuyer Basics: Closing on a New Home

Tips and tricks to arrive at your closing with confidence…and leave with a set of keys.


Closing Date SetCongratulations, you’ve navigated a home search, written an offer and are ready to close on your new home. While your work is nearly done, getting the details of the closing right is an ...

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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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May 29, 2018

Ask A Pro: Rising Rates, Inventory Shortage & Downsizing

May/June 2018 Real Estate Q & A 

This summer has brought transition to the housing market.  Rising rates, soaring values and low inventory have left many with questions.

Zach Adams has answers about today’s real estate market:

  • Rising Rates Impact on Buying Power
  • Housing Inventory Shortage
  • Downsizing ...
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March 21, 2018

First-time Homebuyer Resource Guide

Recent headlines paint a challenging picture for first-time homebuyers nationally. Yet in the west metro inventory is actually growing.  This makes spring a prime opportunity for first-timers to get in the game.


A look at financial headlines can be discouraging for potential homebuyers.

U.S. Starter Homes Are ...

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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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