Negotiations are an integral part of the real estate experience. They can also be the most white-knuckled part of the experience. But when you go into your buyer or seller transaction, knowing exactly what you can negotiate on (and the reasoning behind it) can give you not only a leg up, but confidence during the … Continue reading 10 Most Common Things to Negotiate on When Buying or Selling a Home
Thinking of buying your first home? Congratulations! It’s a big step in the right direction toward a stable financial future, and a place to make your most precious memories. However, there are some common first-time homebuyer mistakes that can potentially derail your plans, cost you more money, and significantly raise frustration in the home-buying process. … Continue reading 5 Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Will Want To Avoid
You may be looking at both new construction and resale homes. Besides the obvious (one is new and one isn’t) there are some differences between the two that you need to be aware of as you hunt for your next perfect home. Both are great choices, but which one is right for you really depends … Continue reading New Construction vs. Resale Homes
Buying a home isn’t just a great investment, it’s a milestone of the American Dream. The home-buying process can seem complicated not only to first-time buyers, but to seasoned homeowners as well. That’s why The Packer Group put together this handy cheat sheet for you – to break down the process step by to step … Continue reading The Home Buying Process – A Cheat Sheet
When it comes to buying a home, finding one you like is just the beginning. Did you know – getting started on your mortgage is actually the very first step in your home-buying process. Getting a mortgage can be a bit intimidating, especially if you haven’t done it before. Felling nervous because you’re not sure … Continue reading Getting a Mortgage: A Beginner’s Guide
The real estate absorption rate is how fast homes for sale are being sold – or “absorbed” into the market. Here’s how the math works Absorption rate is calculated by dividing the number of homes sold each month by the total number of homes on the market. So, let’s say there are 1,000 homes on … Continue reading What is the real estate absorption rate and why do I care?