Category: Buyer Tips

Two Realtors trying to get the same client

The Real Deal: 6 Insider Real Estate Tips

In the June issue of Men’s Health magazine, I came across an article that got me fired up. In a short article called “Realty Check,” an anonymous Broker offers the “real deal on real estate.” Some of the info was accurate, but many of the statements were off-base generalizations that hardly classify as the “real […]

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4 Steps to Prepare for Homebuying Season

4 Steps to Prepare for Homebuying Season

When people are seeking houses for sale in Mt. Shasta, they typically wait until the snow is gone, which can be anytime between March and May. However, this year the market got a jumpstart with Buyers starting their search in January. Maybe all the news about rising mortgage rates has inspired them to get moving. […]

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Writing a check for earnest money deposit

Earnest Money vs Down Payment, What’s the Diff?

When purchasing a house, new home buyers sometimes confuse the earnest money deposit with the down payment. So, what is the difference between an earnest money deposit and a down payment? Let’s take a look. Earnest Money Deposit The earnest money deposit (EMD) is to indicate to the Seller that you, the Buyer, is serious […]

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First-time homebuyers get the key to their new home

How Much Money Should You Save to Buy a House?

As a Realtor in Mt. Shasta, CA, I deal with this question all the time. The truth is there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but I’ve laid out an example scenario below that will get a first-time homebuyer moving in the right direction. Down-Payment Let’s say you want to buy a house for $200k. If you’re getting […]

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3 reasons to buy a new house before spring

3 Great Reasons to Buy a House Before Spring

As we head into the winter months here in our little mountain town, the Mt. Shasta real estate market starts to slow down. However, it never stops completely. While many Sellers decide to hold off listing their homes until spring, others boldly list despite the season. This is great news for Buyers who are in […]

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Your Online Presence Speaks Volumes

Vetting Home Buyers on Facebook

We’ve all heard horror stories about how someone’s online activity has gotten them in trouble out in the real world. I personally know more than one person who has been fired from a job for ranting about their boss on Facebook.

There was a recent high-profile case of a Yelp! employee who was fired for writing a disparaging blog post about the company on Medium, and similar stories pop up in the news every week.

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