Buyer Tips

Tips for securing a home mortgage

You've found your dream house. Or you're just starting the search.
How can you be sure you will be approved for a mortgage?

Find out here.

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if you'd like to learn more about the home buying process. We can make it all happen for you!

Ten trends to watch for in Real Estate in 2017

What does 2017 hold in store for the housing market? What effect, if any, will a new president and congress have on real estate?

Read here to find out.

Then, contact us at Rutledge Properties --
we're up on all the latest trends and would be happy to help!

How to save for a home -- these four simple steps should help.

Saving a down payment of between 5 and 20% can seem impossible but it's not! Check out these 4 simple steps that can help you save for your dream home.

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Consider the following simple cash-saving tips to help your dream of owning a home become a reality. Click here to continue reading.

Be sure and contact us at Rutledge Properties when you are ready to purchase your new home. Local expertise and global reach make it possible to help you find exactly what you want and need.

Will first-time homebuyers fall in love with your home? How to cinch the deal.

Are first-time homebuyers attracted to properties with open floor plans? Learn more about what homes appeal to this demographic.

Are you a first-time homebuyer? We offer tons of experience along with classic and beautiful homes -- find your dream home with us! Contact Rutledge Properties right now and let us help you in your search and purchase.

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Getting cold feet? Getting over the jitters about your new home

It's easy to feel overwhelmed after purchasing a home. Ease your anxiety by following these great tips on how to deal with buyer's remorse.

Our experienced and caring agents work for you! Be sure and contact us with all your real estate questions.


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The Seller Disclosure -- watch out for these 8 red flags!

from TRULIA'S BLOG \ Real Estate 101

You'd be surprised to learn what your new home's disclosure agreement reveals. Read to learn what to watch out for.


Contain your excitement: How to effectively negotiate the price and terms now that you've found your dream home

You've found the perfect home, now you have to negotiate the price and terms. Read this article to find out what not to say when negotiating your home purchase.

You can come out the winner in a bidding war. Here's how.

If you're trying to buy a home in a seller's market, you're probably going to face a bidding war. Follow these steps to make yourself a winner.

Our 22 experienced agents can help you through the entire process and be your advocate during a bidding war. Contact us for more information.

Preapproval gives you the advantage in securing your dream home

Is getting preapproval just about getting a mortgage? Learn how preapproval can benefit you in your house hunt.

Show that you're serious - how to get pre-approved for a mortgage

It helps to be prepared in a competitive market. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage shows sellers you're serious. Click to read more about pre-approvals. Like this page for more useful info.