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The Family Who Called House: In other words, making a second offer.



May 17, 2010Now that we have gone through this process a few times, I have realized that making an offer as a first time home buyer can be broken down into four stages: Stage One: This is The One: we will grow old in this house. Four times now my husband and I have called our friends and family, excited because we found a house in Colorado that we love! This is our third time that we have been ready to...

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A Tough Lesson for the First Time Home Buyer



May 5, 2010The One that got Away We found our house! We went back and saw it again yesterday, to make sure it was as good as we thought it was. It was better. Our exclusive buyer’s agent told us that this was a really good deal, but I wasn't sure. I had only seen a few houses (it was the second house we saw), so I thought we might find something better. I checked the house on Zillow.com (which said the...

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First Day of Viewing Houses with our Buyer’s Agent



April 28, 2010Our House Gained Twenty Pounds since the Listing Picture was taken. I realized that house hunting through listings is probably what it’s like to use an online dating service.  Yeah, you look incredible in your profile picture- but that was taken when you’re 18 and now you’re 40.  Or, it says here that you like long walks on the beach… but, you look like you haven’t gone on a walk in...

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Real Estate Fairy Godfather: We met our Exclusive Buyer’s Agent



April 28, 2010We met with our exclusive buyer’s agent for the first time last night, and I have to tell you, it was better than I expected.  Besides the fact that our agent didn’t mind that my two month old had a lot of input during the meeting (little one came along, she’s a part of the family too!), I learned a lot about real estate in Colorado and feel like I am going into this the way a Responsible...

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Top Four Reasons I Need an Exclusive Buyer’s Agent



April 27, 2010When we decided to buy a house in Colorado, I was thrilled and terrified at the same time. I am thrilled because it’s such an exciting time of my life, the next big step for my family.  Terrified because I have no idea what I’m doing.   It turns out, I’m not alone.  There are enough people in the same situation as me that there is an entire industry dedicated to helping us: exclusive...