Home Buyers

Oct. 10, 2019

James Ernst Gets Top Reviews

When it comes to being successful selling real estate, experience matters. With 24 years of experience helping home buyers and sellers in Berks County, it's no surprise that James has a 4.9 of 5 star rating on Realtor.com. James grew up here in Berks County and raised ...

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Sept. 12, 2019

Understanding Real Estate Representation In Berks County

When you buy a home in Berks County, there can be different types of representation to take care of the sale. The legal relationship you have with a real estate agent is called an agency relationship. 

Here are 3 possible ways you can be represented during the home buying ...

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Sept. 5, 2019

How to Get a Mortgage For Your Berks County Home

Are you planning to buy a home in Berks County? If you are, the first thing you should think about is the mortgage.

Buying a home is probably the most important purchase you'll ever make. For example, to show how much you'll spend over the course of the ...

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Aug. 15, 2019

How Much Mortgage You Can Afford For Your Berks County Home?

Home ownership in Berks County should offer safety and security, especially financial security. That's why it's important to carefully calculate how much you truly can afford for a mortgage to make sure it fits comfortably in your budget.

Prepare a Detailed Budget

The standard rule of thumb says ...

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Aug. 8, 2019

Negotiate Your Best House Buy in Berks County

Buying a home in Berks County can have emotional moments. Yet when it comes to negotiating a price for the home, you want to keep emotions at a minimum.

This is where your agents comes in to guide you through this process. Your agent will give you advice, but in ...

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July 25, 2019

Tips for Buying a Foreclosure Home in Berks County

When a home is foreclosed in Berks County, the bank's goal is to sell it as fast as possible. Lenders will use a real estate agent to sell the property, since selling homes is not what banks do.

If you're thinking about buying a foreclosed home in Berks ...

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July 18, 2019

Should You Buy a Fixer Upper in Berks County?

Buying a fixer-upper in Berks County can be a great investment, provided you buy the right one. If you find a home where the right things are wrong, it can be a great way to find your dream home. 

But do you need to be a DIY master? No ...

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July 5, 2019

How to Be a Good Open House Guest in Berks County

An open house in Berks County. Now you get to view homes for sale and envision them as your own.

But whether you're viewing an open house or going to a private showing, it's an exciting time. It shows you far more than any photo can.

Real Estate ...

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June 13, 2019

Can You Afford That House in Berks County?

If you plan on buying a home in Berks County, you've probably figured out already how much money you'll need for the big payments, such as the down payment, monthly payments, etc.

What about the costs once you move into your new home in Berks County?

Here's ...

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June 6, 2019

Lesser-Known Fees When Buying a Home Buying in Berks County

Buying a home in Berks County, or anywhere, can be a tricky process. There are a bunch of little costs that can add up if you're no prepared.

Most people in Berks County focus on the larger costs of buying a home, like the down payment and monthly mortgage ...

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