Buying Your Home

Can you buy homes below market? 
While a typical buyer may look at five to 10 homes before making an offer, an investor who makes bargain buys usually goes through many more. Most experts agree it takes a lot of determination to find a real "bargain." There are a number of ways to buy a bargain property:

Buy a fixer-upper in a transitional neighborhood, improve it and keep it or resell at a higher price. 

Buy a foreclosure property (after doing your research carefully). 

Buy a house due to be torn down and move it to a new lot. 

Buy a partial interest in a piece of real estate, such as part of a tenants- in-common partnership. 

Buy a leftover house in a new-home development.

What is the difference between list and sales prices?
The list price is how much a house is advertised for and is usually only an…
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Buy a leftover house in a new-home development.

What is the difference between list and sales prices?

The list price is how much a house is advertised for and is usually only an estimate of what a seller would like to get for the property. The sales price is the amount a property actually sells for. It may be the same as the listing price, or higher or lower, depending on how accurately the property was originally priced and on market conditions. If you are a seller, you may need to adjust the listing price if there have been no offers within the first few months of the property's listing period.
Making an Offer
Real Estate Faqs
Home Inspections & Warranties
Buying Your Home - Foreclosures
Finding the Right Home
Appraisals & Market Value
Escrow & Closing Costs
Working With a Real Estate Agent
Tax Considerations
Property Taxes
How Can We Help You Buy a House?
Before Buying Your Home
Things Not to Do Before Purchasing a Home
Reasons to Delay Buying a Home
Wait! Are You Buying the Right House?
Why Buying a Home is a Good Idea
The Best Investment
Income Tax Savings
Tax Benefits of Home Ownership Are Almost Too Good to Be True
Freedom & Individualism
Recession and Expansion
Why You Need a Realtor
Why Use a Realtor
What a Realtor Can Do for You
Do You Make an Offer With the Listing Agent?
Why Listing Agents Advertise?
Finding and Using Your Own Realtor
Shopping for an Agent
How to Conduct the Search for a Good Realtor
First Time Home Buyer
Ready to Buy Your First Home?
Home Buying for Young People: Plan Ahead
Location Matters
How to Choose a Home
Local Community, Town or City
Location - The Local Neighborhood
Home Buying Process
House - Hunting Tips
10 Steps to Home Ownership
Buying a Home With a View
How to Choose a Neighborhood
Take Charge When Buying a Home
Contracts & Negotiations
Writing an Offer to Purchase Real Estate
The Bottom Line on Contract Negotiation
Comparable Sales and Your Offer Price
How to Win the Bidding Wars
Negotiating to Yes
Terms and Conditions in a Real Estate Purchase Agreement
Service Providers & Home-buying To Do’s
Service Providers When Buying a Home
Hiring a Home Inspector
Homeowner’s Insurance
Homeowner’s Insurance for Condos
Homeowner’s Insurance Basics
How Much Does Homeowners Insurance Cost?
Homeowners Insurance and Your Credit Score