Buyer Challenges: Our Story

It always surprises me to hear someone say that they believe buying a home is never going to happen for them. They usually believe this because:

  1. They have horrible credit
  2. They don’t have a down payment

What if I told you that building/ repairing your credit isn’t as hard as you might think?…& that there are down payment assistance programs that will help fund your down payment? 

Let’s use myself as an example. It wasn’t an easy road to homeownership for Marc & I.  We were faced with both these issues!

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For Sale by Owner vs. Hiring an Agent

Are you thinking about selling your home by yourself without the help of an agent? I’m not going to be the one to tell you, that listing your home “For Sale by Owner (FSBO)” is a bad idea. That’s for you to decide! But I will help by shedding some light.

The main reason people decide to sell FSBO is to save 6% in Agent commission. But are you willing to put in the work? Real Estate Agents do so much behind the scenes to make sure things go smoothly. & don’t just take my word for it… read about all the work put in by other FSBO experiences – – HERE!

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JAMS Kitchen Design

Do you dream of a new kitchen, only to get discouraged because you think the cost will be outrageous?  According to Home Advisor, the national average is roughly $22k.  
What if I told you that we spent less than $12k on this kitchen?  Granted we saved HUGE $$$ on labor. But if we can do it… you can do it too!

You have the knowledge right at your fingertips. Google and YouTube was our best friend in learning how to put things together. The rest was trial & error.

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Fun in the snow!

It’s become a norm for us to plan a weekend getaway of some sort for Abby’s birthday instead of planning a party.  Ok, ok, it’s technically for all our birthdays.  But we always give Abby the choice… party or getaway?  And she always chooses the getaway!

She’s definitely our baby, ’cause her dad & I love to getaway every chance we get!  But we still don’t skimp on celebrating her birthday.  Continue reading “Fun in the snow!”

Searching for a Place to Call Home…

Let me start off by saying, home buying should be FUN & EXCITING!  But truthfully?… Aside from planning a wedding, the home buying process is probably the 2nd most stressful event in a persons life.  Especially in today’s hot market.

As if finding the perfect place to call home wasn’t hard enough…  It’s a huge possibility that you may get outbid by another buyer that loves the home just as much as you do!

It’s extremely important to not only be ORGANIZED, but you need an agent that is a part of your team.  One that is working just as hard as you are (actually harder)!

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