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Top 10 Home Buying Tips!

Tip #5
Posted by Billy Rigo Your Bearded Realtor® on January 15, 2018 in  Top 10 Home Buying Tips
One of the more frustrating things when buying a home is finding one that has ALL your wants and needs.  The first home has the kitchen you want but lacks the backyard for the kids to play in.  The second home has the backyard but does not have the home office.  The third home has everything BUT the master bedroom is too small.  A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is the 80% rule.   Most people end up compromising and buying a home they are very happy in, with only 80% of their wants ... read more
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Top 10 Home Buying Tips!

Tip #4
Posted by Billy Rigo Your Bearded Realtor® on May 02, 2017 in  Top 10 Home Buying Tips
Everyone’s drawn to the biggest, most beautiful house on the block. But bigger is usually not better when it comes to houses. There’s an old adage in real estate that says don’t buy the biggest, best house on the block. The largest house only appeals to a very small audience and you never want to limit potential buyers when you go to re-sell. Your home is only going to go up in value as much as the other houses around you. If you pay $500,000 for a home and your neighbors pay $250,000 to... read more
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Top 10 Home Buying Tips!

Tip #3
Posted by Billy Rigo Your Bearded Realtor® on April 25, 2017 in  Top 10 Home Buying Tips
Inspection, Inspection, Inspection! Would you buy a car without checking under the hood? Of course you wouldn’t. Hire a home inspector. It’ll cost about $350-$450 but could end up saving you thousands. A home inspector’s sole responsibility is to provide you with information so that you can make a decision as to whether or not to buy. It’s really the only way to get an unbiased third-party opinion. If the inspector does find any issues with the home, you can use it as a bargaining... read more
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Top 10 Home Buying Tips!

Tip #2
Posted by Billy Rigo Your Bearded Realtor® on March 10, 2017 in  Top 10 Home Buying Tips
Get Pre ApprovedLoan pre-qualifying helps you determine the home price you can afford and presents you as a genuine prospect to the seller. A lender typically uses the 28% formula (your monthly mortgage cannot exceed 28% of your monthly income) in approving your loan. Getting pre-qualified with a lender and making a thorough financial plan will keep you out of the panic mode, as well as save time and money. Click HERE for a FREE and quick search for all Albuquerque and surrounding areas homes f... read more
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Top 10 Home Buying Tips!

Tip #1
Posted by Billy Rigo Your Bearded Realtor® on March 07, 2017 in  Top 10 Home Buying Tips
Think long-term and think re-sale  Are you planning to have kids? Will you be taking care of elderly relatives? You might be planning to live in your first home for only a few years. In that case, who is your target audience when it comes time to sell the house? If you buy a house in a very bad school district or a house on a very busy street, when you are ready to sell the house, most families with children will be out of your list of potential buyers. Click HERE for a FREE and quick sea... read more
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