Should I ask for a home inspection before I buy?
When buying a home, leave yourself the option to get a second opinion. Consider putting a contingency clause in your offer that allows you to get a home inspection and cancel the sale if the results of the inspection are unsatisfactory. If there are serious problems, a home inspection can prevent some serious hassles.
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What happens after I present my offer?
When a buyer presents a purchase contract, it is usually the starting point of negotiations, so keep your mind sharp and your pen handy. The seller can accept, reject or modify the contract. Most often changes are negotiated and the sale goes forward. Here are some points to remember:
What are some inside tips to close a deal if the seller won’t budge on price?
Negotiating is an important part of many home sales. If you have found the home you want, but the price isn’t just right, both you and the seller may have to adjust your expectations to close the sale and get you in the door.
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We’re in a competitive market. What can I do to make my offer look better than another buyer’s offer?
It takes more than good luck to get the right home at the right price. One advantage you can have on your side is a conditional loan pre-approval. When you are pre-approved your offer is more attractive because the seller doesn’t have to wonder if you can afford to buy. The seller will know in advance that your offer is as good as money in the bank.