Your search for a home buying guide with handy home buying tips has ended.
This knowledge-based website is chock full of practical advice on the home buying (and home selling) process. For answers to popular questions about the real estate market, I invite you to visit my home buying guide and simply click one or more common questions.
I've been asked all sorts of questions during my successful 4-decade real estate career. And in creating this info-website, I've done my best to remember them all. If I've missed any, please let me know and I'll try to provide you with an answer. In the meantime, I invite you to stay awhile to explore this site. You'll find ...
... that will come in handy when you're buying a house (or selling a house). For those of you who prefer to watch rather than read, I intend to upload audio and/or video clips offering candid advice about the home buying process. Stay tuned.
If you prefer to expand your knowledge even more, check out my book The Happy Agent. Though written to help professional realty agents improve their skills, it will also serve as a great resource for both home buyers and sellers interested in learning more about the buying and selling process - with or without an agent. It contains the sum total of the real estate knowledge, philosophies and techniques that I've accumulated, practiced and polished during a highly successful 42+-year realty career.
This easy-read book, including its numerous home buying tips,
will teach you what to look out for whether seeking city, suburban or rural real estate, what to expect from and ask your agent, how to
successfully negotiate an offer and more. The loads of information within its pages will
help you make a thoroughly informed decision. When spending big money,
I'd say it's smart to make informed choices. Wouldn't you? A small
investment of your time and a pittance of your
money could save you thousands of dollars and a ton of heartache. Remember - knowledge is power.
Available virtually everywhere print and e-books are sold.
Here are some of the many topics and home buying tips covered on this website and, in more detail, in my book:
How can I find a good agent to protect my interests?
How much can I realistically afford to spend?
What type of home fits my wants and needs?
Is condo life right for me?
What are the pros and cons of buying a brand new home vs a resale?
What are the differences between buying a rural, suburban and city home?
What's involved in buying land and building a custom home?
Should I consider buying a fixer-upper or investment property?
Should I rent or buy?
Which should I do first - buy or sell?
What expenses and closing costs should I expect when buying a home?
Any advantages for me to buy a power-of-sale or foreclosed property?
What happens behind the scenes during a home search?
What does an agent actually do for me and what's the cost?
What is Buyer Agency and how does it benefit me?
How can I find my dream home without stress?
How can I successfully negotiate an Agreement of Purchase and Sale?
What should I know about bidding wars?
What are the ins and outs of buying a home?
Real estate terms and terminology explained
Handy moving tips
And much, much more
Learn all sorts of other important things about searching for a home - whether a first timer seeking home buying tips or a seasoned veteran before you begin.
A must-read for anyone contemplating a realty career and the perfect antidote for agents seeking a more productive, less stressful direction for their own realty business.
It’s also designed as an insightful resource for home buyers and sellers curious about the ins and outs of buying and selling real estate.
"An inspiring and candid tale of one man's journey to success as a real estate agent and achieving inner freedom. This book is sure to ignite the passion and holds the key to unlocking the power that lies within us all." Gina Ceci, Real Estate Lawyer