Buyers


Your Twin Cities Resource


You’re looking to buy a home in the Twin Cities and you are wondering where to start? Maybe you are a first-time home buyer or planning on moving into a bigger home. Possibly you are looking to downsize or simplify life a little so you can escape down south for some warm weather when the white stuff begins to fall. You might even be in the process of recovering from some financial challenges that occurred over the last few years and now you are ready for a new home. The good news is — we can help!

Right from day one when you sit down with a real estate agent, until the grand finale when you get the keys and begin moving in, we want to help you understand the process from start to finish. Buying a home in the Twin Cities, or any area for that matter, can be a complicated process, and building your team of professionals is a critical step to ensure a smooth and successful closing on the big day!

You may have been wandering around the internet for a while now filling your head with questions like: What is the MLS? How do real estate agents get paid? When should we get pre-approved? Why does every home I call on seem to be sold already? If you are starting to feel like it is time to get serious or you would like to have a discussion over a cup of coffee, contact us to schedule your personal Home Buyers Consultation. This is a no obligation, cost-free opportunity for you.

The very first thing we will walk you through is the 10 steps to buying a home in the Twin Cities. The discussion will be based on traditional sales. We will not discuss distressed sales such as foreclosure or short sales. However, we will point out the differences in dealing with these bank-owned homes. We want to provide you with all the information you need, so you can make educated decisions to help achieve your future goals.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page where we cover some of the most common questions we hear from consumers.

Good luck and happy home buying!



FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions of Minnesota Homebuyers


Chances are you have been doing a little research on the internet and asking your friends and family about how to get into your first home or possibly move into your dream home.

The Frequently Asked Questions of Minnesota Homebuyers is just what you need. We have been fortunate to help hundreds of other people just like you. With our experience and expertise, we can make your home buying transaction smooth and enjoyable.

The market is always changing, just like the parameters in which we do business. To stay on the edge of what’s new in the mortgage, title, inspection, and governmental regulation areas, you need someone who manages this business on a daily basis and has the structure to support your needs throughout every step of the transaction. This FAQ section is just a starting point. We recommend you schedule a one-on-one, no hassle, absolutely FREE, home buyer consultation. If this is your first home or you have had several other homes, we can add value to your search and possibly save you money and time in the process.

A few common questions we hear from people like you:


What is the difference between a foreclosed home and a short sale?

Why would I need to get pre-approved before looking at homes?

What is the difference between inspections and appraisals?

Why should I buy an “Owners Policy of Title Insurance”?

How do real estate agents get paid?

What is an assumable FHA loan?

Why does every home I see on-line seem to be sold?

Should I have an attorney at my real estate closing?

What happens when a storm hits AFTER I signed a purchase agreement?

These are just a starting point in answering the questions of Minnesota homebuyers. We are certain you will have plenty more questions to come once the transaction begins! Have no fear, a great real estate agent will be your coach. You will need someone who can prepare you for the showings, help you in writing and negotiating your offer, and of course, bringing it to the closing table on your big day!