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Can We Get Our Earnest Money Back?

When you make an offer on a home and it is accepted by the seller, you submit earnest money along with a signed contract. The contract is a legally binding agreement between you and the seller to both follow through on the sale of the home at the agreed upon selling price—with potential contingencies from either party. Earnest money is also submitted along with the contract; it serves as [...]

Home Contract, Contingencies, and Earnest Money—Oh My!

Finding the home you believe is “The One” is exciting! As your realtor, we will contact the seller (or their realtor) and provide them with your purchasing offer. If they accept, the home goes under contract and the real work begins. Earnest Money To start, you’ll have to provide “earnest money” along with your signed contract. The earnest money is a very modest deposit that just shows the [...]

Veterans Guide To Home Ownership

The homebuying process can appear intimidating, and for veterans, VA Loans can seem even more complicated. The Lieberman Team are very familiar with VA Loans and can help you to find the perfect home you desire that also qualifies for a VA Home Loan. We’ve also complied a list of tips to help veterans as they plan to purchase their own home and throughout the homebuying process. Check [...]

Homebuyers! How To Get Started Decorating Your New Home

Buying a home, especially as a first-time homebuyer, is exciting—for many it is the first opportunity to paint and decorate a home as desired. Leaving permanent marks and hangings on the wall to represent your and your family’s interests. Once you’ve gotten moved in and started to unpack, its time to start working on making your home a home. Here are a few tips to help you get your [...]

Have You Tried This To Attract Multiple Bidders When Selling Your Home?

While it may technically require only one buyer to sell your home—you need the interest of multiple buyers to ensure the best outcome for you. Having multiple interested and serious buyers is a seller’s dream! The sale price of your home can increase as buyers bid against each other, each attempting to outbid the other in order to get the contract on the home. You can select [...]

What Price Should I List My House For?

Putting your house up for sale brings many questions to mind for the new sellers—most prominently, “What should I list my house for?” You want to represent the value of your home as you see it but also ensure the price it is listed for is attractive to buyers. A home’s listing price is usually determined by a market analysis and your realtor’s input based on experience and recent [...]

How To Negotiate Your Closing Costs

Closing costs are fees associated with the completion of a home loan and home buying purchase. The costs, for a buyer, usually include any lender fees, appraisal costs, and legal fees for the transfer of the tile and tax filing of your home purchase. Closing costs can be in the thousands—but don’t fret. You may be able to negotiate the fees and ask the seller to cover all or some [...]

Essential Steps To Sell A Home When You Have Pets

When it comes to having your home up for sale, pets can provide a bit of a complication. While everyone loves their own pets—seeing a pet in a home you are considering buying can be distracting, intimidating, and can serve as a reminder that the house is a home to someone else (and the pet!). They also leave hair and their scent throughout the home—even if you do a [...]

5 Tips Seller Can Do To Attract More Buyers

Getting your home sold quickly requires one main ingredient—buyers. It may seem obvious, you’ll of course need a buyer, but what we mean is that your home will need to be designed and marketed to attract buyers (preferably, many of them!). The more buyers you are able to attract and view your home, whether in person or online, the more likely you will be able to sell your home. [...]

What You Really Need To Prepare Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home is an exciting deal for many couples, individuals, and families. It is a big milestone that can feel a bit overwhelming for many—where to start and how to even begin the process? Everyone—from lenders and real estate professionals to family and friends—have an opinion on how to go about buying a home for the first time. Before you get lost in the details of how mortgage [...]

7 Surprisingly Issues That Can Sabotage A Home Sale

Selling your home is often fairly straight forward; however, you may encounter some pickier homebuyers while your home is on the market. Depending on how quickly you need to sell your home, you may have to give in to some demands for repairs or changes to keep from losing a sale. You may even be surprised by some of the issues we have had buyers ask our sellers to [...]

What To Look For When Doing A Final Walk Through Before Closing

Becoming a homeowner is an exciting process and many cannot wait to finally move in. Once the mortgage loan is approved and all of the underwriting has been completed, its just a matter of time before the closing date approaches. As it does, there is more than just packing and getting a moving truck that needs to be checked off of your to do list. Before your home purchase it [...]

Tips For Depersonalizing Your Home Before Listing

When it comes to selling your home one of the main things for a seller to do in preparation of showing their home to potential buyers is to depersonalize their home. This is important because it is easier for buyers to envision themselves living in the home when the space is decorated in a neutral theme and void of personal belongings. Walking into a home for a viewing usually is [...]

3 Tips For Moving And Packing

There are only days left before you finally move into your dream home. Whether your move will be cross-country or right around the corner, there are probably many things on your mind, and moving your belongings safely to your new home is probably one. Packing is definitely one of the most tedious parts of moving to a new home. You can ease the stress by knowing how to pack [...]

Should You Invest In Rental Real Estate

When it comes to investment, most people immediately consider stocks and bonds and may not give much though towards the value of real estate investments. However, with the recent growth in concern for the value of the stock market, more are turning to other viable and profitable investment opportunities. Here we have some of the reasons why you should consider investing in real estate over other investment opportunities. Positive [...]

How To Make An Offer On A House

If you've made the journey of purchasing a home before, you know that it can feel exciting, stressful, relieving, frustrating, joyful, dreamy, and oh so many other emotions. If you've done it before and are searching the internet for tips on how to do it better this time around, or if you're hoping to make your first home-buying experience as successful as possible, this is a great article to [...]

How to Improve Your Credit Score Before Buying a Home

When you decide to buy a home, you're deciding to take on a mortgage, a large loan with rates that are directly dependent on how well you show you're able to handle your finances. Your credit score, and report, are important to have as clean as possible when asking a bank for such a sizable sum of money. Here are some tips on improving your score so that you [...]

Things You Should Do To Help Your Home Sell Fast

Once you've decided to sell your home, you've opened a long to-do list to get it sold. But you're ready to get out of there and start a new chapter. You may know the basics about selling a house, but there are some lesser-known actions to accomplish first so that you can make the sale as quick as possible. The most important thing to keep in mind is to [...]