Monthly Archives: April 2011

Mistakes & Misconceptions Home-buyers Make

Not getting pre-qualified first.  You don’t want to “fall in love” with the perfect house, only to find out it’s out of your comfort range, or have “credit skeletons in your closet”.  Not realizing the value of a Realtor.  Many … Continue reading

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The FHA Factor in Buying or Selling a Home

My dad arrived in Champaign-Urbana in 1961, a transplant from St. Louis, drawn like so many before him to the University of Illinois. With a new baby on the way, he gave in to his wife’s wishes and bought his … Continue reading

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Has The Market Hit The Bottom? Or Should I Kep Waiting to Buy?

There are several reasons why now is the time to buy a home.  Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, move up buyer or investor, you should take advantage of this market for several reasons.  First, homes have never been more … Continue reading

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New Construction, No Problems – Right?

Most prospective buyers of new construction homes feel that since the house is new, they will have a builder’s warranty, so there is no need to do a home inspection.  If the warranty covers anything that goes wrong for a … Continue reading

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