Pete Knows Real Estate Blog

Thinking about buying your first home? What an exciting time this is bound to be. And, also, what a (potentially) overwhelming, confusing, and stress-filled time. It can easily veer into scary territory if you're not prepared and not surrounding yourself with professionals who can help guide you in the right direction.

These seven tips can help you make that dream of homeownership come true in 2017.

1. Work with the right real estate agent

The guy next door or your brother's girlfriend's cousin who just got his real estate license may be hungry to get your business, but that doesn't mean he's your best bet. An experienced agent quite simply knows things that someone who is brand new probably doesn't. An experienced agent will also have important

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Many homeowners are waiting until the next 'buying season' to list their homes for sale. Here are five reasons why that might not make sense this year:

1. Serious Buyers Are Out There

The Pete Knows Real Estate Team has a wide database of buyers and access to those who are serious about buying a home. They are out there. You and your family will not be bothered and inconvenienced by mere 'lookers'. The team is experienced in negotiating and being able to weed out the buyers who are just looking from the serious and committed buyers.

 2. The Process Will Be Quicker

One of the biggest challenges of the current housing market has been the length of time it takes from contract to closing. Banks and lenders are now better at accommodating both

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