Buying a Home

4 Things You Need to Know About Earnest Money

During your home buying process, after you make an offer, you will be asked for the “earnest money.” Some of you may be confused by the term and not even know what it is. We are going to discuss some things you need to know about earnest ...

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3 Reasons to get Pre-Approved

In getting preapproved for a mortgage before entering the market, you will have a lot of the leg work completed before you even start looking at homes. Pre-approvals are different than pre-qualification in that they take a much deeper look at your ...

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Mortgage Lender vs Bank

When shopping for a mortgage, there are a lot of options to choose from. Many borrowers will turn to the large financial institutions they have regular dealings with for the mere fact that they are familiar. This could be a huge mistake and cost ...

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Is a Housing Bust coming to Snohomish County?

Lots of home buyers are worried: Will a new recess lead to a new housing bust in Snohomish county – just like in 2008? Mike Novak from The Novak Team in Everett has the numbers for you to make the right decision about your real estate ...

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Don't pay too much for your House!

How do I avoid overpaying for a house? Good real estate agents take pride in getting the absolutely best deal possible for their clients. Mike Novak, Team Leader at The Novak Team at eXp, has a few hints for homebuyers to up their negotiating game!

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When is the right Time to buy a House?

Is it time to buy a house? Sometimes holding out buy can cost you big bucks. Mike Novak from The Novak Team at eXp on the current market development and common mistakes when trying to figure out the right timing for homeownership.

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What is the best Website for Home Search?

Online home shopping can be fun and easy - but not every real estate database is worth your time. Mike Novak from The Novak Team in Everett shares his take on common real estate websites, their reliability and which database can help you achieve ...

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Seller Paid Closing Cost - How to Make it Happen

Can you get a seller to pay your closing costs in a competitive market? Mike Novak from The Novak Team in Everett on what closing costs really are, what you are responsible for as a buyer and how to find the right strategy to convince the seller of ...

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The Right Real Estate Agent Gets You Moving

Is there anything that you own that is more valuable than your home?  For most of us, our home is the most valuable thing we own. It also is the place where we make memories, meet friends, make life decision, raise kids.

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Finding the Perfect Home Made Easy

Searching for the right home can sometimes feel overwhelming. After all, there are so many options to choose from… Prioritizing according to your own needs can help you to figure out where to bring the focus on this massive search!

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