Buyers What to Know About Different Types of Properties Before buying a home, it’s helpful to know more about the different types of properties available. Some types are better suited for your lifestyle, depending on your goals and finances. When people envision buying a house, they often think of a single-family home. This is a stand-alone structure where a single family lives, hence the […]
Buyers Short-Term Financing with a Windermere Bridge Loan Buying and selling a home at the same time is challenging for a variety of reasons. Often, homeowners need their home to sell to have enough money available for the down payment on a new home. A bridge loan is helpful if you can’t wait for your home to sell in order to purchase a […]
Buyers Home Buying 101: Important People Involved in the Process Purchasing a home is a collaborative journey that involves various professionals working together to ensure a smooth process. You may think primarily about you as the buyer and the seller, but there are many others involved. Understanding the roles of key individuals in the home buying process is crucial. Here are some important people to […]
Buyers Our Military Connections & Resources for Clients Who Serve We proudly support our armed forces and their families, and we’re grateful for the sacrifices they make. Many of our real estate agents have worked with military families for years and are well-versed in helping families about to PCS (for our non-military readers, that means Permanent Change of Station). As proud locals, we love introducing […]
Buyers How to Negotiate After a Home Inspection Even if the house you are buying seems perfect, often a home inspection will uncover necessary repairs. As the home buyer, it’s within your right to request credits or fixes to address those issues. Here are a few tips to effectively negotiate after a home inspection. Required Repairs Since a lender is making a financial […]
Buyers Home Loans: Q & A with Mortgage Consultant Cherie Kesti If you’re a first-time home buyer, the idea of buying a house may be exciting and overwhelming. We’re here to help by answering your frequently asked questions. Here at Windermere, we’re proud to partner with Penrith Home Loans and we love our lender, Cherie Kesti. Cherie is a Branch Manager and Mortgage Consultant with over […]
Buyers Real Estate Insights From Our Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner Once a month, Matthew Gardner, Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist, provides insights on our housing market. We’ve listed some of his recent predictions, thoughts, and conclusions to give you the information you need to make well-informed real estate decisions. And, you can also watch Gardner’s full videos below to learn even more. The Continued Decline […]
Buyers Managing Expectations When Buying a Home While having an idea of what you want in a new home is important, managing expectations is also crucial to a smooth home buying experience and long-term purchase satisfaction. Knowing more about the local market and what’s available in your price range will empower you as you begin searching for the perfect place. The following […]
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Buyers Why a Local Lender Can Make a Huge Difference Looking to buy a home but worried about this competitive seller’s market? There are many steps to take that can set you apart from the competition. One of those can be using a local lender. A great local lender can be very advantageous. We’ll explain why with insights from some of our real estate experts. […]
Buyers What I Wish I Knew Before Buying a Home If you’re thinking of buying your first home, you may be worried about typical first-time buyer mistakes or taking on too much. Luckily, we’ve gathered a mix of common misconceptions as well as insights from our real estate agents to equip you with what you need to know.  Buying the Neighborhood One of our Brokers, […]
Buyers Tips for Buying an Equestrian Property from Our Advisor If you love horses and want to purchase an equestrian property, there are many aspects to consider. First-time buyers are often eager yet unaware of some of the challenges that may come with a particular property. That’s why we’re providing insights from our local Equestrian Advisor and Realtor, Liz Bailey. We’re proud to have Liz’s […]
Buyers Our Home Inspection Checklist Knowing what to look for in a home inspection is essential. In short, home inspections are when you hire a professional to inspect a property for any potential issues. If you’re a first-time buyer, you probably have questions about this process and we’re here to guide you.  Why Do a Home Inspection? As a buyer, […]
Buyers First-Time Home Buyer? Here’s Our Checklist to Get Started Congratulations, you have decided to buy your first home! While it’s easy to view homes for sale online, there are some important steps to set you up for success as a first-time home buyer. Here’s our checklist to help you get started. 1. Know What You Want in a Home Before you start showing up […]