Guidance & Resources for Buyers

Guidance and Resources

Resource 1

Selecting an agent. Obtaining financing. Writing a purchase offer. Negotiating with the seller. Conducting the inspections. Closing the transaction.

There are so many things that can go wrong when buying a home. (At least 88 things, actually — see “88 Things That Can Go Wrong With Your Home Purchase,” below.)

When it comes to purchasing a home, knowledge truly is power. That’s why over the years, Jerry Kline has amassed — and now distributes to his clients — a trove of useful guidance and resources to help them understand and prepare for the exciting — and risky — opportunity that home buying represents.

Of course, Jerry will be there to guide you through all the tricks and traps of the home buying process. But as you prepare to work with him, take time to download and read through the helpful aids below. Then contact Jerry with any questions you have and we’ll get your home buying project started!

 

List of Guidance and Resources for Buyers

 

4 Ways Investment Properties Make Money for Their Owners

5 Common Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make

7 Reasons to Own Your Home

8 Questions to Ask Your Realtor Before You Hire Him or Her

9 Benefits of Working With a Realtor

9 Things Buyers Should Ignore While Hunting for Houses

9 Tips for Negotiating Your Home Purchase

10 Tips for Taking the Stress Out of Homebuying

10 Ways to Prepare for Homeownership

88 Things That Can Go Wrong With Your Home Purchase

A Flowchart of the Home Buying Process

A Sample Contract of Sale — Used in Maryland to Buy Residential Property

An Odenton Maryland Example — How Buying is Cheaper Than Renting

How Do Real Estate “Escalation Clauses” Work When Making a Purchase Offer?

How It Pays to Work With a Realtor

How Much Home Can I Afford?

How to Buy a Home Using a Low Downpayment

How to Tackle a Low Appraisal When Buying a Home

Investment Properties – Understanding the 3 Stages of Foreclosure

Is a Distressed Property the Right Home for Me?

JK Moving Services – A Discount Coupon for Moving Services

Our Purchase Contract Has a “Kick-Out” Clause — What That Does That Mean?

Preparing to Buy – A Guide for House Hunters

The 8 Steps to Buying a Home

Tips for Purchasing New Construction Homes

What “Must Have” Features Should My New Home Have?

What Are ���Rent-to-Own” Properties & Are They Right for Me?

What is a Buyer Representation Agreement & Why Must I Sign One?

Where Should I Live? — Tips for Selecting Your New Home’s Location

Why Now is a Great Time to Buy

Why Should I Buy Instead of Rent?

Why You Should Shop for an Agent Before You Shop for a Home

 

Resource 2

Check if Your Realtor Has Been Cited or Sanctioned for Improper Conduct!

http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/mrec/mrecdisc.shtml

The State of Maryland has enacted some of the toughest consumer protection laws in the country, and the Maryland Real Estate Commission is charged with enforcing rules covering the activities of real estate brokers and agents. The Commission investigates complaints filed against real estate professionals, and where violations are found, sanctions brokers and agents for improper conduct.

At a bare minimum, when selecting a realtor to help you purchase a new home in Maryland, home buyers should check with the Maryland Real Estate Commission to determine whether the realtor has been fined — or had their licensed suspended or revoked — for improper conduct. Dozens of such disciplinary actions are taken by the Commission every year.

Consumers can click the link above to search a database of the Commission’s disciplinary actions. Or they can contact the Maryland Real Estate Commission at:

Maryland Real Estate Commission

500 North Calvert Street, 3rd Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202-3651

(410) 230-6230

Fax (410) 333-0023

e-mail mrec@dllr.state.md.us

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