Home Buying

Finding Your Sweet Spot: What Can I Afford When Buying a Home?

Introduction: Embarking on the journey to homeownership is an exciting yet pivotal moment. As you navigate the process, one crucial question looms large: What can I afford to buy? In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of not just maxing out your lender qualification but also ensuring that your home purchase aligns with your

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Unveiling the Fiduciary Role: Why Your Real Estate Agent Puts You First

In the world of real estate, the terms “fiduciary” and “functionary” hold profound significance, shaping the relationship between agents and their clients. At Seasons Real Estate, we pride ourselves on being fiduciaries, a distinction that goes beyond mere function and places your needs at the forefront of every transaction. Understanding Fiduciary Duty: Before delving into

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Why Do You Want A Home Inspection on Your New Home?

I often get asked what goes on during a home inspection, and why its important as a buyer to perform one. The simple answer is, we can only see so much during a walk-through, and an inspection will go deeper looking for problems that aren’t obvious. The inspector should be well versed in the code,

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How to Save Money While House Shopping

1- Look at homes that have been on the market longer than average days on market. This usually provides more negotiation room since the sellers are more desperate. 2- Look when the last price reduction was. Timing offers before another price reduction you may be able to pick up the home for less than they

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5 Tips on How to Spot a Good Deal Buying a Home

Are you looking to get a good deal on your next home? Here are 5 things we look for when helping our clients try to find properties under their market value. 1- Bad pictures online. If the pictures are bad, a lot of buyers won’t come see the home. This puts you in a better

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What Does an Appraiser Look For?

Do you wonder what an appraiser actually looks for when appraising your home? Here are the top 5 things that they look for when determining the value of your home. 1- House Square Footage, this is measured from the exterior of the home. 2- Verifying the bedroom counts. They must have a closet, a window,

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Home Buying

Due Diligence for a Building Lot?

So you want to build a house, and you’ve found a lot that is perfect, and you want to put it under contract. What do you do now to make sure that it is the perfect lot for you? The first thing I would suggest is to make sure that utilities are stubbed at the

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Home Buying

How is Working With a Buyers Agent Free?

You’ve probably seen the advertisements that tell you all about how you should hire a buyers agent because it comes at no cost to you. How does that actually work? No one actually works for free… How it works is that when a seller hires an agent to sell their home for them, they offer

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