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You are pre-approved and ready to write an offer on the house. This is the exciting part and also the most critical part. Here are some tips to help you write a strong offer.

Listen to your Agent

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Your agent will run the comps in the area and review them with you before writing the offer. They will advise you on where to start with the price. Everyone wants a deal, but sometimes you just have to settle for paying fair market value. If you are in a seller's market, making an offer that is too low will negatively impact you. Another offer written more strongly may come in and knock you out of contention.

Do you really need all of those closing costs?

Lots of buyers in the Prairieville / Baton Rouge area are asking for all of their closing

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Have you been thinking about buying a new home in the Prairieville / Baton Rouge area? Maybe it will be your first home!

This can and should be a really exciting time. Before starting to look for a home you will need to be pre-approved by a lender. This is important for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons is that a pre-approval will let you know what price range you need to be looking in.  Nothing is worse than falling in love with a property and then finding out you can't afford it.

Let's back up a minute... First of all, we need to make sure some things are in order in your financial house.

  1. Check your credit report for errors. Did you know that just a few points could make a difference in your rate? A higher rate over 15 or 30
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My answer to the question every time is, “YES”!

Many years ago, before I was an agent myself, my husband and I purchased a new home in Prairieville. We were very excited about our next move up in the housing market. The home was vacant when we started the negotiations. We closed within 30 days and everything we well. At the closing, the previous owners handed over the keys to our new home. They asked if we were going to move in right away. We told them that we were leaving the next morning for two weeks to visit my husband’s family up north. That afternoon, we picked up our kids and moved a couple of things in the house just so it would feel like it was really ours.

Opening the door to your new home
 Returning from our vacation we went straight to our new home. As we walked in

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