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Negotiating offers and securing a home loan

 Kathy Fetek and Laurie Tyler are real estate agents in Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Racine office. Each month, they’ll be sharing their real estate expertise with the readers of MetroMilwaukeeLiving to shed some light on various real estate processes. Today, they explain the process of making an offer and securing a loan on your new home.

If you’ve been following our series of articles thus far, you’ll realize that now that you’ve found a home you’d like to buy there will be steps necessary to make that happen. The first step in this process is to negotiate how much you’ll be paying for that home. Your real estate agent will help you determine how much to offer by considering the asking price, analyzing current market trends and evaluating what comparable homes have recently sold for. Once you’ve determined a dollar amount to offer, you and your agent will sit down to write an Offer To Purchase.  (more…)

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