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5 tips for buying a home in a seller’s housing market

Housing Wire

Get pre-approved before beginning your home search. A mortgage pre-approval is non-negotiable in this environment. When faced with multiple bids, pre-approved ones are typically stand-outs, indicating a buyer is prepared, ready to buy and a safe bet to follow through with the deal. The bottom line.

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3 Times Your Earnest Money Deposit Could Be At Risk

Dwell Real Estate

The earnest money deposit—the cash you as a buyer offer to essentially call dibs on real estate—is one of the most important (and often misunderstood) parts of the home-buying process. In the Sarasota area, home buyers will usually put down anywhere from 1 to 5 of the real estate purchase price as earnest money. (If

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3 Times Your Earnest Money Deposit Could Be At Risk

Dwell Real Estate

The earnest money deposit—the cash you as a buyer offer to essentially call dibs on real estate—is one of the most important (and often misunderstood) parts of the home-buying process. In the Sarasota area, home buyers will usually put down anywhere from 1% to 5% of the real estate purchase price as earnest money. (If

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Creative Ways To Win A Bidding War In A Competitive Market

Easy Agent Pro

Setting a Realistic Budget and Obtaining Pre-Approval Before engaging in bidding wars, creating a realistic budget is essential. Once you’ve established a budget, seek pre-approval from a reputable lender. Determine how much you can afford by considering income, expenses, and desired lifestyle.

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Ask Brian: What Happens When a Home Buyer Backs Out of a Signed Purchase Agreement?

Realty Biz

Because your buyer is saying it is about not taking out a mortgage at today’s interest rate, I’m thinking the earnest money is what you will primarily get from a failed sale of your house. You did get an earnest money deposit, didn’t you? I ended up keeping the earnest money on the very first house that I sold.

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What Does ‘Under Contract’ Mean on a Home Listing?

HomeLight

After you open escrow and the buyer submits a good faith earnest money deposit, some or all of the following contingencies may need to be addressed: The financing contingency will appear in contracts where a buyer needs to finalize a mortgage loan to purchase the home.

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Navigating Bidding Wars During a Hot Real Estate Market

RIS Media

If the listing agent is allowed to disclose the other offers, make sure to obtain written approval from the seller before discussing this. Your client should also come prepared with a few other things: a pre-approval letter, earnest money deposit and, if they are paying cash, a proof of funds document.