Thinking of Buying a home.....Let me help you.

Your house hunting will be more efficient and less stressful if you take the time to organize yourself. Make sure you know what you can afford, where you want to live, and what features you want in your new home.

If you're like most people, buying a home represents your single biggest investment – and debt. As such, the home buying process can be one of the most exciting, but sometimes also stressful, experiences you ever go through. This may be true whether you've bought many homes or you're looking to buy your first, whether you're in the market for a new primary residence, an investment property, or that perfect vacation getaway.

Home Sellers Guide

The Home Buyer's Guide

Dawn Riley, Remax 100, Top 1 Percent of Realtors Nationwide

There are many factors to consider and many decisions to make. That's why, when buying, it's crucial for you to have all the available resources necessary to make a well-informed decision, together with the time required to make complete use of them. That's also why you should enlist the help of a trusted real estate professional who'll be able to provide you with expert consultation at each step of the buying process.

Who Pays a Buyer's Agent???

The Realtor's brokerage fee is paid by the seller as a cost of sale. So, Dawn's professional buyer agent services don't have to cost you a penny.

Great Websites to use when you are looking to buy your next home

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  • Knowing in advance how large a mortgage can be obtained is extremely useful when determining affordability and setting a target price range.
  • A prequalified buyer has a distinct advantage in getting an offer accepted by a seller. The prequalification eliminates the need for an open-ended financing contingency (though an appraisal and a limited financing contingency will still be required), making the deal a safer one for the seller.
  • If you need a reference for a good Lender, please feel free to contact me.
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Find a Home Inspector

When buying a house, you will also need to do a Home Inspection. Here are Dawn's recommendations for a Home Inspector.

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Daily Automatic Listing Updates Sent to Buyers

I use a tool created to help my Buyer's Property searching experience go a little smoother.  Buyers receive daily Real Time updates of homes for sale that meet their search criteria. New listings and updated listings will be sent to them daily by e-mail.

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Don't waste your time - The Truth about Listing Websites

Realtors use Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS) to upload our listings for other Realtors to see.   MRIS is America’s Largest Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and that is why MRIS is not generous with those listing to other listing websites. It does not give out the entire home’s listing information. WHY? Very simple….MRIS wants their members (Realtors) to purchase their in-house website where listings are constantly updated in real time. I have purchased one of those real time websites. So as tempting as some of those other sites are….don‘t waste your time. Here is my “Real Time” website.

Real Time Listings

8 Reasons to Buy a Home

If you're like most first-time home buyers, you've probably listened to friends', family's and coworkers' advice, many of whom are encouraging you to buy a home. However, you may still wonder if buying a home is the right thing to do. Relax. Having reservations is normal. The more you know about why you should buy a home, the less scary the entire process will appear to you. Here are eight good reasons why you should buy a home.

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10 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Agent

With an experienced Remax Professional at your side, finding the perfect home is easier, faster, and a lot more fun. A good Realtor® can find and show you all available properties matching your search criteria, offer valuable advice, and coach you through the entire home buying process, and save you time.

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Home Buyer's Guide

Here is a step-by-step guide to purchasing your new home.

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100 Questions & Answers About Buying A New Home

Knowledge is said to open doors. This is literally true when it comes to buying a home. 

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Contact Dawn Riley, Realtor at ReMax Leading Edge

Direct: 410-414-2438 | Office: 410-224-3200 | Fax: 443-432-0222