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Jim Sonnemaker, Platinum Realty of St. Louis,
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Tag: Buyer Tips

Posted on 04/18/2021
How to Decide if an HOA Right for You
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay In many communities, homeowner’s associations, or HOAs, provide services to residents of the neighborhood. In fact, as many as 26 million homes are under the guidance of an HOA across the country. These community organizations can help ensure the neighborhood’s homes stay in good repair, residents treat each other respectfully, and agreed-upon rules...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a House?
Generally, the length of the homebuying journey depends on the individual. In some instances, a buyer will purchase the first house that he or she views in-person. Or, in other cases, it may take a buyer several weeks or months to find a house that matches his or her expectations. There is no need to rush the homebuying journey....
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Tasks to Tackle Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Whether you’re buying a house or selling a home, the smartest move you can make is to hire a real estate agent to represent your interests. But before you do, take these important steps so you can be best prepared for the next stages. Have An Idea Of What Kind Of House You...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Will Your Homebuying Strategy Work?
Before you launch a home search, you should put together a property buying plan. That way, you will know exactly what you want to accomplish during the homebuying journey and can tailor your house search accordingly. There are many things you can do to ensure your homebuying plan will work perfectly, and these include: 1. Create Homebuying Goals You...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Do You Need a Jumbo Loan?
Photo by Bruce Clark from Pexels The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) limits how much you can borrow to buy a house. If you want to take out a mortgage that is above the limits, you have to apply for a jumbo mortgage. As of mid-2019, the limits were increased to $484,350 for most of the country. Some...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Tips for Buying a Penthouse
Photo by Mostafa Safadel on Unsplash The penthouse is the pinnacle of real estate in many markets -- and places like New York and Miami -- have plenty of options to choose from. It's easy to get caught up in great decor or fall in love with a view, but there are other considerations as well. Here's what...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Tips for Buyers: Score a Great Deal on a House
Believe it or not, you don't need to be a homebuying expert to score a great deal on your dream residence. In fact, there are many things you can do to find and acquire a house that won't force you to break your budget, and these include: 1. Shop Around When it comes to conducting a home search, it...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Am I Eligible for a USDA Loan?
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay If you're looking for loans with excellent interest rates, you may have heard the term USDA bandied about. This special type of loan is attractive on paper, but the reality is a little more complicated than what meets the eye. Learn more about what a USDA loan is meant to do, how to...
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Posted on 11/24/2019
How Should You Approach the Homebuying Journey?
The homebuying journey may seem daunting at first. Lucky for you, we're here to help take the guesswork out of finding and acquiring your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you approach the homebuying journey with poise and confidence. 1. Be Diligent A diligent homebuyer may be better equipped than others to enjoy...
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Posted on 04/07/2019
Is Purchasing a Home a Good Idea?
Purchasing a home may prove to be a good idea. In fact, there are many reasons to pursue a house, and these include: 1. You can purchase a home that you can call your own. There is nothing quite like the feeling an individual typically experiences after he or she buys a house. If you conduct a search for...
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