Home Buying Timeline: What to Expect and How to Plan

Getting ready to look for a new house? 

The home buying process is an exciting experience, but it also takes time to find your dream property and move in. Whether you’re selling an existing home, ending a rental lease, juggling loan payments, or coordinating a relocation, the details can get complicated.

But the process gets easier when you know and properly plan for how long each step is likely to take. 

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5 Reasons Right Now Is a Great Time to Build a Custom Home

Are you thinking about building your dream home? A custom-built house promises opportunities to craft the design, layout, and features you long for most in the neighborhood you love best.

There are several advantages to constructing your ideal house from scratch. Here’s a look at the many reasons it’s worth investing in a custom home—as well as how it benefits you to involve a REALTOR® when you build from the ground up.

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Little Known Reasons to Use a Real Estate Agent to Buy a New Construction Home

Getting the home of your dreams by building it from the ground up can be an appealing idea. With many new communities popping up in the Oklahoma and Arkansas areas, new construction homes are more popular than ever.

But investing in new construction still involves all the complexities of buying an existing house—which means it’s smart to turn to a trusted real estate team to negotiate on your behalf. Here’s what you need to know before leaping into the new construction process.

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8 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Realtor When Buying a Home

Finding a new home is an exciting process, one that involves a lot of steps and legwork to be sure you land your dream property for the best price. Fortunately, home buying gets a lot easier when you turn to a top-performing realtor to guide you

But how do you know who to trust with what is one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make? How do you weed through all the possibilities to find the right person to represent you?
Begin the process of buying the best home for you and your family with these 8 steps to finding a top realtor in your area.

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Tips to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time

Thinking about selling your current home and buying a new one? If so, you are likely contemplating how best to navigate the process and asking yourself what it’s like to manage both negotiations simultaneously. It’s an appealing idea that can be made possible with careful planning.

There are ways to balance the process of home buying and selling to your advantage—as long as you evaluate your situation carefully. Here’s what to know before you begin.

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Pros and Cons of Buying a Second Home for a Vacation Home or Rental Property

Owning an additional house comes with both tremendous benefits and responsibilities. With a second home, you have an opportunity to vacation, enjoy life in another part of the country, and earn passive rental income. These benefits are balanced by tax implications, landlord issues, and more.

If you’re determined to be the owner of an additional house, you’ll be joining millions of others in the country. However, before you take the plunge, be sure you’re ready for all the responsibilities. Here are some important pros and cons to consider before buying a second home from the pros here at McGraw Realtors.

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12 Things to Know When Choosing to Buy vs. Build a New Home

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a luxury home seeker, a vacation home buyer or an investor, one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make is whether to search the market for an existing home or build a new one. 

Both situations have their benefits and drawbacks. But you may be surprised to learn just how advantageous it can be to buy an existing home with McGraw Realtors instead of investing in a new build.

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