How to Buy Your Perfect First Home. What every first-time homebuyer needs to know.

E72 8 Open House Etiquette Rules for Home Buyers

8 Open House Etiquette Rules for Home Buyers

Breaking an unspoken rule of etiquette at an open house could cost you your dream home.First impressions matter, and this applies to home buyers “meeting” sellers (or their agents) as much as anywhere else.So let’s review 8 etiquette rules for both city and suburb open houses.

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E71 6 Principles of Influence in Home Buying

The 6 principles of influence describe the psychological forces that govern all selling, persuasion, and decision-making.

Robert Cialdini, also known as the Godfather of Influence, is the social scientist and author of “Influence,” the NYT best-seller with over 3 million copies sold.

Let’s talk about how Cialdini’s 6 principles apply to real estate, both for realtors and home buyers.

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E69 Start Mortgage Shopping Now

Most #homebuyers don’t shop for mortgages until they’ve started going to open houses. Heck, some wait until they’re ready to make an offer on a home. Wrong

E68 5 Ways Changing the Stuy Test May Impact Homebuying

E68 5 Ways Changing the Stuy Test May Impact Homebuying

Everyone else is talking about the political, social, and educational impacts.

We’ll talk real estate. Let’s talk about 5 ways the proposed changes to the #Stuyvesant test may impact homebuying.

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E67 12 Mistakes First time Homebuyers Regret the Most

Almost 2/3rds (63%) of millennial homeowners regret their first home purchase! Let’s talk about the 12 mistakes first-time #homebuyers regret the most, and how to avoid them.

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E64 How to Negotiate Your Home Purchase Price

They say you can always re-finance your mortgage, but your purchase price is forever. So you want to get it right.

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E61 8 Tax Benefits for Buying and Owning a Home (Podcast)

(1) Deduction for home mortgage interest. Mortgage must be less than $750,000. Includes HELOCs; (2) Deduction for property taxes…

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E58 Millennials Think Owning a Home is Impossible (Podcast)

40% of millennials feel homeownership is completely out of the question for them; 42% of millennials say they want to buy a home but just can’t afford it; 29% of millennials feel they will never be able to afford a down payment…

6 Times It's Actually Smarter to Buy a New Home Before Selling the Old 956x538 blog

6 Times It’s Actually Smarter to Buy a New Home Before Selling the Old [Podcast]

(1) You’re buying in a seller’s market, (2) You want to remodel your new home (or your old one), (3) You have kids, (4) You’re downsizing…

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12 Things New Homeowners Should Do ASAP

There’s nothing quite like that feeling when you walk into your first home for the first time as a new homeowner. You’ve probably been planning all the things you’re going to do as soon as you move in—paint the walls, change up the window treatments, buy the perfect furniture for your new living room.

 

But before you jump into those exciting projects, there are a few things you should do before you tackle anything else to develop good homeowner habits and spare yourself some heartache later on.