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June 7, 2017

Tip No. 12 - Choose a Home with an Eye Toward Future Needs

Home Buyers: How to Avoid Paying Too Much for Your Laguna Woods, Palmia or Casta del Sol Home

Buying a home is a big investment. If you can stretch a little today to buy a Laguna Woods, Palmia or Casta del Sol home that you can grow in—whether it’s having ...

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June 5, 2017

Tip No. 11 - Not All Fixer-Uppers Are Good Buys

Home Buyers: How to Avoid Paying Too Much for Your Laguna Woods, Palmia or Casta del Sol Home

You may be the sort of person who looks at a home in need of significant work as a challenge and an opportunity to make money. Many people have bought fixer-uppers at ...

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June 1, 2017

Tip No. 10 - Hire a Professional Home Inspector

Home Buyers: How to Avoid Paying Too Much for Your Laguna Woods, Palmia or Casta del Sol Home

In my experience, spending a few hundred dollars on a professional home inspection is the best investment you’ll ever make. A professional inspector brings experience in examining a great many homes, good ...

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May 30, 2017

Tip No. 9 - Don’t Ignore Red Flags When Evaluating a Home’s Pluses and Minuses

Home Buyers: How to Avoid Paying Too Much for Your Laguna Woods, Palmia or Casta del Sol Home

Tip No. 9 Don’t Ignore Red Flags When Evaluating a Home’s Pluses and Minuses

When evaluating the advantages and drawbacks of a particular property, be sure you know the difference between acceptable ...

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May 26, 2017

Tip No. 8 - Shop With Your Head, Not Your Heart

Home Buyers: How to Avoid Paying Too Much for Your Laguna Woods, Palmia or Casta del Sol Home

Don’t forget the purpose of your “Needs” and “Desires” lists. Shopping for a Laguna Woods, Palmia or Casta del Sol home is an emotional process. Your heart will cost you money; using ...

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May 24, 2017

Tip No. 7 - Show a Little Interest in Everything You See

Home Buyers: How to Avoid Paying Too Much for Your Laguna Woods, Palmia or Casta del Sol Home

As you tour the homes on your “short list,” find something to admire in each one. If you don’t show any interest until you’ve finally fallen in love with a home ...

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May 22, 2017

Tip No. 6 - Use Your Agent to Narrow the Prospect List

Home Buyers: How to Avoid Paying Too Much for Your Laguna Woods, Palmia or Casta del Sol Home

A good agent brings to the table an in-depth knowledge of the current housing inventory in his or her area, and continually updates that knowledge by touring homes as they are placed ...

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May 18, 2017

Tip No. 5 - It’s a Cliché, but… Location, Location, Location.

Home Buyers: How to Avoid Paying Too Much for Your Laguna Woods, Palmia or Casta del Sol Home

The desirability and resale value of your home-to-be depend on location more than any other single factor. Again, don’t let emotion get in the way of a wise investment. No home is ...

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May 16, 2017

Tip No. 4 - Make Sure Your REALTOR® Knows What You Are Looking For

Home Buyers: How to Avoid Paying Too Much for Your Laguna Woods, Palmia or Casta del Sol Home

Once you have a clear, detailed picture of the home you want, make sure your agent has the same picture. This communication is critical. Otherwise, you’ll both waste your time looking at ...

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May 12, 2017

Tip No. 3 Pick a Winning Team to Help You

Home Buyers: How to Avoid Paying Too Much for Your Laguna Woods, Palmia or Casta del Sol Home

From picking a mortgage, to finding the right home, to inspections, to negotiating the best deal, it can be exhausting for even the hardiest souls. That’s why most people have a Realtor ...

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