How to Buy a Home
Comprehensive Guide to Buying a Home
Michael Edlen has tracked local statistics and trends and provides real estate counseling services to prospective homebuyers. This guide to how to buy a house is where we've poured all of our knowledge to help you have a better home buying experience.
“We are helping our son with his first home (condo) purchase, and really think he should work with an agent through the entire process. He and his friends feel sure that he does not need to engage an agent until ready to buy, and then he might do well to work with the seller’s agent. Could you please share your thoughts about this issue and also about the various search sites that our son is intending to use?” — A Santa Monica Homebuyer’s Dad
Previous subjects we have covered in this column include the value of working with a buyer’s agent, some of the risks of buyers being represented by the seller’s agent, and home searching on one’s own versus with the assistance of
The simple answer is the economic law of supply and demand, coupled with the observation of various other significant though elusive factors that impact our housing market.
With so much information available online, real estate search sites have made it easy for most buyers to search on their own for their ideal home. In fact, many current buyers believe they don’t need to use a real estate agent except to do the necessary paperwork.
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