Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.: Advice for First time home buyers . Everything you need to know before buying a house.

Advice for First time home buyers . Everything you need to know before buying a house.

This is a great time to buy a house. Mortgage rates are still low and we have a good economy. 

If you are renting a home or thinking of buying a home read the articles  mentioned in this post.

Joan Cox has written a post that all renters should read . This will help you determine whether you should buy or continue to rent.

Should you buy or continue to rent?

Peter Mark has written a post that you should read.

How Much Can I afford.What Every Home Buyer needs to know.

 Nina Hollander has some great tips for home buyers in this post. FAQ.Ten Home Buying Myths to stop believing now.(If not sooner.)

 

If you are considering buying a rent to own home please read this post by Scott Godzyk. I do not recommend rent to own homes. It is better to save more money, improve your credit score and buy next year. 

The hard Truth about Rent to Own homes.

If you are thinking of buying new construction you should go to the model home with your agent. The agent at the model homes represents the builder. Read this great post by Sally and David Hanson.

The lure of shiny new construction... Careful what you catch.

Gene Mundt has written a post that is a must -read. 

Becoming a first time home buyer. How and where to begin.

Here are ten steps to buying a home in Bucks County this year .

Ten steps to buying a house this year. Step One. Cash saved to buy a house.

Ten Steps to buying a home this year. Step two.Get pre-qualified

Ten Steps to buying a house this year. Step Three.Make your wish list.

Ten Steps to buying a house this year. Step Four. Sign up with a buyer agent.

Ten steps to buying a home this year. Step Five. Preview homes

Ten Steps to Buying a House this year. Step Six.Make an Offer on a house.

Ten steps to Buying a Home this year. Step Seven. Negotiating.

Ten steps to Buying a House this year. Step Eight. Inspections. 

Ten Steps to Buying a House this Year. Step Nine. Applying for a Mortgage.

Ten Steps to Buying a House this Year. Step ten. Closing Escrow. Settlement.

 

 

When you make an offer on a house ask your agent to do a market analysis of the house.This post by Beth Atalay explains how you should decide on the offered price.

How Much should I Offer On a Home ?

 

If it is a seller's Market there may be a bidding war on the house. Lise Howe has written a great post about bidding wars.

Tips for Battling the Bidding War

 

 

You should do a final walk through before closing on the house. I prefer to have the buyers do the walk through on the day of closing. 

Here is a post by Barbara Altieri about the final walk through.

The final Walkthrough. When Why and How It is Done.

If you are thinking of buying a home in Bucks County call me, Gita Bantwal to be your buyer agent. I hold the ABR designation. I am an Accredited Buyer Representative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.

Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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Comment balloon 20 commentsGita Bantwal • May 16 2018 12:06PM

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Home buyers will be in very good hands when they use your professional real estate services.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

Roy, thank you 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Hi Gita- what a wonderful post with information that can help first time home buyers!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 5 months ago

There are many new buyers in the market and they are asking these very questions, Gita. Thanks for putting together this post.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 5 months ago

Kathy, I hope home buyers will read this post.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Debbie, I hope buyers will read and learn from this post.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Good Thursday morning, Gita.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

We have a very  rainy morning in Maryland.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

Nice way to provide links about this topic Gita with different ways of giving tips to first-time buyers.

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 5 months ago

Roy, thank you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Sheila, thank you .

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

This is a wonderful post to share with buyers - and thank you so much for including me in your post. I am really honored. 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 5 months ago

Good morning Gita.  First time home buyers will be in good hands when they ask for your assistance.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 5 months ago

Lise, i love your post. I hope others will read it too.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Gabe, thank you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Thank you Gita for Raining Amazing Articles daily!

 

ActiveRain is one of the best resource for the Realtor fraternity!!

Posted by BIPIN CHANDRIANI, For All Things Real Estate! (Coldwell Banker Preferred) 5 months ago

Gita, excellent information especially for first-time buyers.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) 5 months ago

Bipinthank you for the comment.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Jennifer, thank you 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Great re-post and great information Gita!!

Posted by Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio (Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation) 5 months ago

Khash, thank you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

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