Buyer questions

Buying a house can be a very daunting process! Educating yourself on a few fees and terms before you start might help you save some money and a few shocking surprises along the way. A Well planned process makes for an easier process…for everyone! It’s best to have an extra $ 2,000 cash (depending the area you live in) going into the process for upfront fees/charges.

  • Fees when buying a house:

o    1. Home inspection fee- Is optional but We Highly recommend getting one. You can choose your inspector and pay them directly. Inspection will confirm that the house is livable and structurally sound before you buy, averaging $ 200 to $ 500.

o    2. Appraisal fees- Appraisals must be done by an objective third party and incur a fee averaging…

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Pool of your dreams

Number 1 before doing any more questioning or planning, check with your Homeowners Associations!   Do they allow pools, what are your specific rules to having one?

We all know pools are expensive but just how expensive? In ground pools on average are $ 51,800 according to HomeAdvisor. Above- ground pools are a less expensive option and around $ 5,000 to build and $ 1,100 to $ 3,500 range to install.

But what you might not realize there is a lot of hidden costs. Will a retaining wall or other costly landscaping be needed? Will there be a deck for an above- ground pool or a concrete patio for an in ground pool? What about fancy lighting or shaded cover area for sitting? That is just the set up but don’t forget about all those accessories that must…

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Buying a home in a flood plain or flood zone

It's a well-known fact that Lawton has a few different neighborhoods that have flooded in the past or flood regularly when it rains heavily. Oftentimes when someone is interested in buying a home here, we are asked many questions about the history of the home, where the flood zone is in regard to the property line and more, all related to "What do I need to know?". Here are some of the more frequent questions we have been asked...

How can I know if the home I'm interested in buying, or have already purchased, is at risk of flooding?

Regardless of where you live, there are a few ways to determine if your home is in a flood zone. The best way is to visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website and put in the address of the home in…

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Home inspection from a real estate agent's perspective

If you’re a home buyer, one of the most important parts of the home-buying process is the property and home inspection. Having a home properly inspected can be the difference-maker for a hassle-free transaction, and even though it’s going to incur a small fee upfront, it could potentially save you thousands of dollars in the long run. As a first-time homebuyer, it’s critical to understand what to expect from the home inspection process, and why they’re so important.

Once you’re under contract on your new home, it’s time to hire a professional, licensed home inspector. While we as real estate agents are allowed to give you information about what to look for in a home inspector, we cannot tell you who to use. Once you’ve scheduled the home…

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Stace and Reedy in front of their office

Here at Real Estate Experts, our philosophy is simple: take care of people.

We believe that helping our clients start on the next chapter in their lives by helping them to buy or sell a home is one of the most important things we can do. The relationship that we create with our clients is one based on honesty and integrity, and we take being a Real Estate Expert very seriously. It’s important for us to ensure that we’re giving our clients the right advice so that they can be empowered to make the best decisions for themselves and their families when purchasing or selling a home.

We have built our staff – both our team of agents as well as our office staff – with the goal of creating raving fans. Our team is trained to be an open line of…

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