Home Buyer Reports

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Be sure not to pay too much for your home!
Whether you are buying your first home, or your fifth, the process of buying a home is a detailed, time-consuming venture...
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Ensure A Smooth Home Purchase
Buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming, and complex process...
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Avoid the Most Common Buying Errors
Shopping for a new home is an emotional experience. It’s also time consuming and comes with a myriad of details...
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Things To Keep In Mind When Buying Your First Home
Many renters are starting to think about purchasing a home of their own. Several factors should be considered when purchasing a home...
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"To leave satisfied, you must arrive prepared."

 

Consider this your home Buyer’s toolkit. Open it up, take a look around, and if you like, start equipping yourself with the tools necessary to make your best purchase. In most businesses, knowledge equals power, and Real Estate is certainly no exception.

I hope you enjoy the free reports I’ve provided, and I hope you learn a little more about what it takes to make your important purchase a great one.

The real estate market in Clayton is certainly volatile, and all of the information about buying a home can be overwhelming. I can help.

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I fight on behalf of my buyers.
I negotiate the absolute best price.
I protect you.
I simplify your transaction for you as much as possible.

I look forward to working with you.

Thanks for stopping by,
Eddie & Dina


 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING
PURCHASING A BANK OWNED PROPERTY
 
  1. How long will the bank take to respond to my offer?
Banks usually take 24-48 hours to respond to an offer, but can take as long as 7 days.
 
  1. Will the bank provide any reports on the property?
No, most of the time the bank is not in possession of any reports pertaining to the property condition. It is, therefore, the Buyer’s responsibility to perform their due diligence, once in contract.
 
  1. Will the bank allow credits?
Yes, the bank will look at your offer in its entirety and then make a decision about whether they will allow the credits or not. Always check your Bank Addendum to make sure that the bank has accepted your request for a credit.
 
  1. Will the bank pay to clear any Section 1 damage appearing on the Pest Report?
It is highly unlikely, particularly if they have multiple offers. The bank generally wishes to sell the property in its current condition. It is, therefore, the responsibility of the Buyer to address these concerns after Close of Escrow.
 
  1. Will the bank make any repairs?
This is an As-Is Sale. Generally, only repairs that are Required by the Lender will be addressed. The seller is a lender and is very familiar with what would normally constitute a Lender Required Repair.  
 
  1. Who gets to choose the Escrow/Title Company?
The bank will generally choose the Escrow/Title Company. Occasionally they will give the buyer the option to choose, but will pay for the Buyer’s Title Insurance, if you agree to use their Title Company.
 
  1. When should I begin my inspections?
If you are verbally notified that your offer has been accepted, it is time to order your inspections and forward the offer to your lender so that they can begin to process your loan. The bank will not tolerate delays do to your lender not performing in a timely fashion.
 
  1. Can I back out if my inspector find something unacceptable in their inspections?
Yes, the buyer can cancel the contract and receive their deposit back if they do so within their Inspection Period.
 
  1. Can I assign the Contract to someone else?
No, Assignment of contracts is not permitted and change in Buyers will generally void the contract.
 
 
  1. What disclosures will I get from the Seller?
Disclosures in a Bank Owned Transaction are completely different from a traditional/private Real Estate Sale. The Bank is only required to provide the Buyer with the Transfer Disclosure Statement (with Agent remarks only), Smoke Detector/Water Heater Disclosure, Lead-based Paint Disclosure, Agent’s Visual Inspection Disclosure, HOA Documents and Natural Hazard Disclosure. All other required documents will be provided, but will not be signed by the Bank. The Bank will not sign anything that is not legally required of them.
 
 
  1. Why do I have to get Pre-Approved through the Seller’s Lender when I am already Pre-Approved with my Lender of Choice?
Many banks will require the Buyer to get Pre-Approved with them as an additional layer of protection that you will still be able to close escrow, even if the financing with your lender falls through. Once you get Pre-Approved with the Seller’s Lender, you may obtain your financing with any Lender you choose.
 
  1. Will my Realtor have any direct contact with the Bank/Seller?
No, your Realtor will communicate directly with the Seller’s Realtor only, and will have no direct access to the Seller.
 
 
The answers to these questions are to service as a guideline only and to help you gain a better understanding of what to expect during the Purchase of your Bank Owned Property. Each transaction is different and each Bank has its own set of rules for dealing with each transaction.