Homebuyers

March 17, 2022

5 Tips for Moving

  1. Don’t pay someone to move a bunch of junk, get rid of it! Before you pack anything, do a merciless purge of your possessions. You’ll be so glad when you have that much less to unpack on the other side!
  2. Book your movers as soon as possible. We are hearing ...
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March 10, 2022

7 Items to Consider When House Hunting

When you go to a scheduled showing with your Realtor, usually the house is very tidy and staged to look its best. The owners furnishings can be a distraction. Here a few things to notice beyond their nice sofa and coffee table!

 

Plumbing leaks: Check for possible signs of ...

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Feb. 24, 2022

After the Closing, Now What?

You've closed on the house, using up a lot of your savings in the process, so what do you do next? Try these tips to build your money back up.

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1.  Put that credit card away! Make a list of what you want to buy for the house, then ...

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Feb. 17, 2022

How Many Homes Should I Look At Before Buying A House??

We get this question a lot. Most buyers think they need to see everything, just in case we missed that perfect house!  My team spends many hours per week showing and previewing homes so that when you want to see something, they can help you locate the right house very ...

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Feb. 10, 2022

Do You Have a Housing Plan?

Most people have some kind of retirement plan, financial plan, business plan, career plan, etc. But have many have a housing plan? By that, I mean, are you maximizing your financial future with your housing plan?

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I met with some of my sellers last week who had been in the ...

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Oct. 8, 2021

Is This the Right Time to Buy?

Gary Keller made an excellent observation in his book "Shift" when he remarked, "The moment the media declares a "real estate shift,", it's as if the Market just got doused in a cold shower.  The result is fearful buyers, pickier buyers, and eventually fewer buyers.  Cautious consumers ...

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July 22, 2021

10 Financial Tips For Homebuyers

Making plans to purchase a new home or even to make a move up requires financial planning. Here are some tips:

1. Make a plan. Create a straightforward budget for the year and monitor it monthly or weekly. Each month, review your progress and revise where necessary. Make a ...

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July 15, 2021

Are Home Owner Associations An Important Criteria In Home Buying?

Recently at an HOA meeting in Baton Rouge, I was asked if having a strong Home Owners Association was a good thing or just one MORE thing to have to deal with. The answer is definitely YES!

 

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A strong home owners association will help to retain home values ...

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May 13, 2021

4 Drainage Related Issues

Y’all, we have to talk! Baton Rouge, Louisiana gets 63 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year. With all that rain comes the issue of DRAINAGE!

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Most homeowners and, unfortunately, many builders do not fully understand proper drainage. The key ...

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May 11, 2021

Tips on Buying During This Crazy Real Estate Market

So as a home buyer you are probably already aware that we have a crazy real estate market.  Limited inventory of homes for sale, homes selling for over list price, homes with multiple offers the first few hours, sellers unwilling to assist with closing costs, etc, etc, etc.  ...

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