I’m considering buying a house with a transformer box in the front yard. Will there be a problem in resale on a future date?

Anything that detracts from the home will hurt its value, especially if it’s in the front yard where everyone can see it. In addition, a transformer box will make some people concerned about the possibility of electric and magnetic fields which some believe can cause cancer. However, if you can purchase the house at the […]

Can a real estate agent create a contract in which if the first buyer’s contract to buy the house fails, the back-up buyer can buy the house?

Yes, it’s called a Back-up Offer Addendum. As a listing agent, I always like having at least one back-up offer to keep the primary buyer moving forward because they know if they push back too hard on repairs or other contingencies there’s somebody else ready to buy the property. Having a back-up offer in place […]

How do I become my own Realtor to buy a home?

Why on earth would you want to become a real estate agent to buy a home??? I assume you think you’re going to keep the commission for yourself. First, you’re going to spend several hundred dollars and at least a hundred hours taking the necessary classes and then sitting for the exam. Let’s call that […]