Buyer’s Blogs

What is an easement and why is it important when buying a house? 1024 681 Matthew Cooney

What is an easement and why is it important when buying a house?

Imagine this scenario: you are about to purchase a beautiful property right along the ocean, but you discover that in order to get to the beach you need to cross…

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What to inspect when you’re inspecting… 1024 902 Matthew Cooney

What to inspect when you’re inspecting…

It is said, the weight of a house rests on its foundation.  Although this is true, there are many other things to pay attention to when buying a house.  A…

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What are absorption rates and why are they important when selling your house? 1024 795 Matthew Cooney

What are absorption rates and why are they important when selling your house?

As the number of buyers who are actively looking for a new house increases and the number of houses available for sale decreases, then the prices of the houses that are…

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The 12 steps to home ownership – a practical guide for first-time home buyers 1024 926 Matthew Cooney

The 12 steps to home ownership – a practical guide for first-time home buyers

Click here to listen to a podcast of this blog If you have never purchased a home before, the process may seem daunting.  For many people, a home purchase will…

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What is a meeting of the minds? 1024 1016 Matthew Cooney

What is a meeting of the minds?

What does the expression, “meeting of the minds” mean in the world of real estate?  This simply means that the parties involved in a real estate transaction are in agreement…

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The 10 questions every home buyer should ask themselves 1024 683 Matthew Cooney

The 10 questions every home buyer should ask themselves

When it comes time to buy a house whether you are a first-time home buyer or have purchased homes before, there are a number of questions that you should give…

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What happens if a property doesn’t appraise for the purchase price? 1024 818 Matthew Cooney

What happens if a property doesn’t appraise for the purchase price?

So you have found the home of your dreams.  You put in an offer and it has been accepted.  You have completed attorney review.  Now its time for inspections and…

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Looking for a house? What type of buyer are you? 1024 683 Matthew Cooney

Looking for a house? What type of buyer are you?

Written by Matthew Cooney 1) The first type of house buyer is extremely motivated and is in a hurry to buy something.  This includes people who have been transferred for…

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What is a ‘comp’? 1024 579 Matthew Cooney

What is a ‘comp’?

In the world of real estate, a comp (short for comparative) is what houses near the house that is for sale have sold for within the recent past.  Comps are…

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What is radon gas? 1024 579 Matthew Cooney

What is radon gas?

Radon is a gas produced by the natural decay of other radioactive substances.  It is more commonly found in the Eastern U.S. although it can occur anywhere.  Radon levels vary depending on…

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