Blog – How To Be A Home Buyer

Episode 12: Why a Local Lender is Important

Episode 12 – Why a Local Lender is Important Today I have a freeform conversation about mortgage details with Darren Copeland of The Copeland Mortgage Team.  Darren and I cover several topics about lending to include credit inquiries, PMI, and several others.  ​ ​  If you have any questions, please reach out and let me know.  Your question […]

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8 months ago

Episode 011 – What You Should Know About Water Heaters

Episode 11 – What You Should Know About Water Heaters Everybody loves their water heater…until it breaks!  This show covers the basics of what you should know about your water heater, whether you are buying a home or already own one.  Below are some links referred to in the show, examples of what a water […]

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9 months ago

Buyer Stories: Joe & Melissa

Joe & Melissa were first friends from church before they became clients.  I’m always honored when someone we know hires us to help them find or sell a home.While most young couples in our area tend to buy a home in the suburbs as they move up, Melissa & Joe had a different idea.  They […]

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9 months ago

Buyer Stories: Josh & Ann

Josh & Ann joined me as clients in the spring after searching for an agent online.  They had been married less than 6 months, and had moved to Kansas City for Josh’s first career opportunity after college.   At the time they started looking, inventory in the area they were looking in had really started to […]

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9 months ago

Strengthen Your Offer in a Seller’s Market

As you probably know, real estate is very cyclical.  A few years ago, the market was still recovering from the crash of the 2007-2008 time frame.  We were in a buyer’s market, with inventory thick with foreclosures and short sales. With supply driven up and demand simultaneously driven down, buyers were finding great deals for […]

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9 months ago

Buyer Stories: Derrick & Laura

Derrick & Laura  were referred to me through a friend of theirs who is an agent in another city.  They are a young couple immersed in the formative stages of their medical careers, one as a pediatrician, and the other a Registered Nurse.  Throw an active 1 year old in the mix and as far […]

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9 months ago

The Danger of Searching For Your Forever Home

 The “forever home.”  Just another term that seems to have come from the ranks of HGTV stars into our daily lives.  Like most of you, I really enjoy HGTV. However, I wish they’d never dropped the term “forever home” into our lexicon.   Why should I have such a hatred toward a simple phrase?  In my […]

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9 months ago

Buyer Stories: Becky & Mark

Becky & Mark were first time homebuyers that found us through the Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider program.  Like many do, they asked Ramsey’s ELP program to lead them to a trusted local agent they can hire as their agent.When I first met Becky, they weren’t actually ready to buy a home.  Wisely, she had […]

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9 months ago

Episode 010 – 2019 Home Buyer Outlook

Episode 10 – 2019 Home Buyer Outlook It’s the last week of 2018, so it’s time to look at what 2019 should look like for home buyers.  This show will be focused specifically on my market, the Kansas City metro area, but our trends aren’t exclusive, so even non-KC buyers may get some value.  Here […]

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9 months ago

Episode 009 – 5 Common Real Estate Myths Busted

Episode 9 – 5 Common Real Estate Myths Busted Now that we’re through the “basics” of the buying process, let’s take on 5 real estate myths you have probably heard.  In this show, we’ll talk about these 5 subjects and make sure you understand them.Open houses sell homesReal estate agents have a secret stash of […]

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9 months ago
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