Find the Perfect House
Whether you are a move-up buyer or are downsizing, you need a Realtor who will help you find the perfect house.
Robin Taylor will help you:
- Determine your budget
- Find suitable properties
- Arrange financing
- Understand market conditions
- Formulate an offer
- Negotiate Terms
- Evaluate the inspections reports
- Finalize your purchase
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What You Should Know
10 Steps to Buying a Home
- Select a good real estate agent (Like Me) Find someone with experience who you like and trust.
- Analyze your needs - How many bedrooms? How many bathrooms? Big yard or small? Close to the city or in the suburbs?
- Obtain Financial Pre-approval - You need to know how much you can comfortably afford.
- View properties online - This will give you a good idea of what homes are selling for in different areas and will help you define some of your likes and dislikes.
- Select properties to tour in person - Sure photos are great, but they don't tell the whole story. When you tour a house in person you get a vibe that you can't get from photos. You can also see things that may have been left out like the busy road, the hoarders next door, or overhead power lines.
- Narrow down your list - define your "likes" and "dislikes" - Touring properties will help you define what is really important to you. You may think you want a big backyard and then fall in love with a house that has a great view with hardly any backyard.
- Find Dream Home - There is no such thing as a "perfect" home. There will always be some compromises, but you should recognize your dream home when you find it. It's the place you walk into and say, "This feels like home."
- Write an Offer - Your agent will guide you through the process. She will take a look at comparable sales and current market conditions to help you come up with the right number to get your deal accepted.
- Negotiate Terms - Usually, the buyer and seller go back and forth a couple times over price before the offer is accepted. The terms may also deal with timing and contingencies.
- Deal is Accepted - If all goes well, you are 30 to 60 days away from being a homeowner!
Free Homebuyer Guide
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Find Your Dream Home
You Need A Real Estate Agent Who Will Go Above And Beyond For You
Investing in a home is one of the biggest decision you can make. You need a real estate agent who will go above and beyond for you. Robin Taylor is an experienced buyer's agent who can guide you through the process, answer your questions, and serve as your advocate. She is an Accredited Buyer's Representative through the National Association of Realtors, who has specialized training helping buyers and is watching out for your interest, not the seller's. Only 2% of Realtors have earned the ABR designation.
Robin Taylor is your neighborhood Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)
Answers to: The 7 Most Common Questions First-time Homebuyers Ask
As a first-time homebuyer, the process of buying a home can be exciting and frightening all at the same time. Sure it's easy to look at homes online, but what's next? How do you really start the process? And, how much money are you going to need to buy a house.
In this video I answer seven of the most common questions first-time homebuyers ask.
Myth - You need a 20% Downpayment
One of the most common myths buyers have is the myth that they have to put 20% down to buy a house, when in fact most first-time homebuyers put 3.5% to 5% down. Before seriously looking at homes, you need to get a pre-approval for a mortgage. I am happy to recommend reliable local lenders who offer exceptional rates and outstanding service.
Here are some additional things that you need to think about.
Your Deal Has Been Accepted - Now What?
Congratulations! Your deal has been accepted. Now what? This video will guide you through the next steps in a residential real estate transaction in Pennsylvania, from writing the deposit check, getting the house inspected, negotiating repairs and applying for a mortgage.
Still have Questions? Reach out to me for a free Homebuyer Guide
There is no such thing as a stupid question. Please reach out to me to get the process started. Even if you're not ready to buy right now, that's okay. The better prepared you are, the smoother the process will be when you are ready to buy a home.
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Robin Taylor / 412-538-8405 / Robin.Taylor@PittsburghMoves.com
Mortgage Rates Hit Historic Lows!
3% Interest or Less
There has never been a better time to buy!
In July 2020, mortgage rates fell to record lows. The 30-year-fixed-rate mortgage was less than 3%. That's the lowest point in history! So what does that mean for homebuyers? Well, it's a huge advantage that makes owning a home much more affordable.
Get Pre-approved - 412-538-8405 - Robin.Taylor@PittsburghMoves.com
Answers to Your Questions
There Are No Silly Questions
A real estate transaction is a complex process involving stacks of paperwork and a number of outside service providers and contractors. That's where Robin Taylor can help.
What is Buyer Agency?
Before showing you multiple houses, a real estate agent is going to ask you to sign an exclusive Buyer Agency agreement. This protects you and the agent.
Are Millennials Buying into the American Dream of Home ownership?
For a long time, many experts doubted whether millennials valued homeownership as part of their American Dream. High prices and mountains of student loan debt have kept them out of the market, but that's starting to change. According to the National Association of Realtors, millennials between the ages of 25 and 36 are dominating the first-time homebuyer category.
Myths & Your Money
What Are Closing Costs?
When you buy a house, you not only have to have money for a downpayment, you also have to have money for closing costs, which in Pennsylvania could add another 5% or more to the purchase price. I will explain what closing costs are and what the transfer tax is in Pennsylvania. All of these costs go into the total purchase price of a home.
Are These Myths Holding You Back?
If you want to buy a home, but think you can't afford one, you may change your mind after listening to this. Here are two common misperceptions that could be holding you back.
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