| Choosing a Custom Home Builder||Buying a New Home|
1. Look Closely: Excellent buys are often made on homes that require a little
paint and soap. Two identical homes can be priced $1000 apart when one needs $250 of work.
2. Use Your Agent's Resources: Work closely with your agent, they can prescreen
homes that you see advertised and save you endless hours of work.
3. Maximize Your Resources: Your parents, family or friends can contribute to the
purchase of your home by way of a "Gift Note." Ask your agent for details about this simple procedure.
4. Make a Careful Offer: If you are serious about buying a particular home, it is important
to price your offer correctly, you wouldn't want to lose the home to a better offer.
5. Be Prepared: Each contract offer that you make on a home must be accompanied by a
deposit in the form of cash or check. Have the money ready.
6. Be Patient: When your contract offer is presented to the seller he can accept it,
reject it, or make a counter offer. Only when the seller accepts your offer and you accept his do
you have a binding contract for sale.