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Take a look at some of our most popular blog post geared specifically to help Buyers. Articles below are to be informational and great resources for anyone that is actively looking or even thinking about buying a home in the near future.

Found 10 blog entries about Buyers.

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Learn more about what a buyers agent does in real estate.

It's no surprise that with the abundance of information online, home buyers are now second guessing hiring a buyers agent only to navigate through the process alone.

With unlimited access to new listings, valuable sold data, innovative online tools, and FAQ that can be found on Google -- the general public is now equipped with a wealth of information that they certainly deserve when making such a large purchase.

But is that enough?

Buyers can comprehensively get a good pulse on the local market but could mistakenly fumble through a transaction.

Why do I need to hire a Buyers agent?

Buying a home is a long process with many moving parts. If you're not careful - it could quickly become a

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More accurate than Zillow. Real Estate websites.

People are always turning to the internet to search for answers. Trusting that the information they find is accurate.

However, that is not always the case.

As a motivated homebuyer searching online, you are constantly checking different websites for the newest listings. Desperately trying to find that perfect home.

Adjusting and expanding your search to see if there is something else out there that you may have overlooked.

But still nothing!

Many online lookers run across national sites like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin and others. These sites have done a tremendous job when it comes to providing data that homebuyers are looking for. They offer a great user experience to keep people coming back.

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First-time homebuyer programs

As a first-time home buyer in Louisville KY you have a lot of questions about the process of buying a home and how to get started. However, most buyers have the same questions.

"How much money do I need to buy a house?"

This is one of the most common questions most home buyers ask. They want to know how much money they will need in order to buy a home. Is it zero down, three-percent down, or twenty percent down?

Zero Down...

Keep in mind, there are still cost associated with buying a home when using a first-time homebuyer program that offers zero down. A few examples of additional expenses:

  • Home Inspection
  • Termite Inspection
  • Radon Inspection
  • Septic Inspection (if applicable)

 

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buying new construction blog post

A lot of new home buyers ask themselves the same question.

"Do I need a real estate agent when buying a new construction home?"

Below we will highlight why hiring a real estate agent may be in your best interest when buying a new home.

But first, ask yourself this.

Is it Worth Buying New Construction?

Some homebuyers may not weigh their options to find out exactly how much more it could cost them when purchasing a brand new home compared to settling for an older home.

To put things in perspective we took a quick glance at our local real estate market. We compared homes that sold in 2016 that were less than two years old vs homes that sold in 2016 that were more than five years old. This is what

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Tips to buying your very first condo.

 When buying a Louisville condo for the first time you will find that there is a slight difference between buying a single-family home and buying a condominium.

First. What is Condominium?

condo is an individual unit that is inside a larger building, similar to an apartment building. An HOA governs and maintains the common areas that are funded by a monthly maintenance fee that is gathered from the residence living within the association.

 

How to Buy Your First Condo. Step by Step Infographic

 

Steps to Buying Your First Condo

Let's take a quick look at what to expect during the process of buying a condominium, downtown loft or a townhome. Keep in mind that every transaction is different and can present different obstacles along the

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In this article, we dig deep into the local MLS statistics to find out when is the best time to buy a house in Louisville Kentucky.

Best time to buy a house in Louisville. Case study.

The takeaway from this study was clear, we were able to get a great overlook on the Louisville real estate  market and how it shifts throughout the year.

The Data

We looked at 10 years worth of statistics from the local MLS (2006-2016).

The data included:

⚬ Over 184k New Listings
⚬ Over 145k Sold Listings

We narrowed down the search criteria to only include:

⚬ Single Family Residence
⚬ Condominiums
⚬ and Patio Homes

After all of this research and gathering of data, noticeable trends stood out for median sale prices, days on market, new listings and more.

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Header image to Buying your first house article.

 

Step by Step: How to Buy Your First Home

Everybody remembers buying their first home. It is a timely process and requires careful planning to make the process a successful one. Chances are if you are a homeowner, you remember when you bought your first piece of real estate. It is an exciting and memorable experience.

In this article, we will go over the different steps involved and help guide you through the process and what you should expect before searching for Louisville homes for sale.

 

Buying Your First Home
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Learn how to buy luxury real estate

As local markets continue to rebound and improve around the US, we are starting to see more and more high end properties come available. If you are a luxury homebuyer, taking the proper steps to make it a good investment is strongly recommended and important.

Ask yourself...is now a good time?

Should I buy a Million Dollar home? Everybody's situation is different. Are you financially set to make the big purchase...do you have enough saved up to cover the down payment? Even though the requirements to get a jumbo loan are more flexible now, they still have strict guidelines in order to qualify and may require a much larger down payment.

Discover the reasons to why you are deciding to make the move. What

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Top Eight Real Estate Articles for Buyers

 

LIST OF THE TOP REAL ESTATE ARTICLES FOR BUYERS

 

1.) Home Buying Checklist [Infographic]

Article 1-Andrew FortuneOne of the most popular articles when it comes to buying a home is the Home Buying Checklist [Infographic] post written by Andrew Fortune. Andrew created an amazing infographic to go along side his post. This article has been shared more than Five thousand times. Putting it at the Top of the list!

In Andrews article, he talks about the 10 things to take care of once you have an excepted offer. A step by step checklist that will help a homebuyer forecast what's down the road of the transaction. Everything from earnest money, to property inspections, lender documents, title commitments, to appraisals. Choosing the right homeowner's

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What to expect when having a Home Inspection Top Tips for Homes Inspections

Home Inspection Tips

If you are a new homebuyer and thinking about buying a home here in Oldham County KY, It is clearly a good idea to hire a professional when having a home inspection, it is also not a bad idea to further educate yourself on what to look for and what you can expect during the home inspection. Go ahead. Grab a flashlight and some gloves and start looking beyond all of those appealing features. You never know what you may find-Check out these Home-Inspection nightmares  from This Old House.  

What to look for in a Home Inspection.

 

Exterior Inspection

ROOF

  • Multiple layers of Shingles
  • Missing shingles
  • Curling shingles
  • Nail Pops
  • Chimney (Flaking or
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