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Rebates And Freebies – Time To Stop This Nonsense

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

THE biggest “open secret” when buying properties from developer is that developers offer various freebies and rebates. The rebate given by the developer comes in the form of a deduction against the 10% down payment that the housebuyer is required to make. This rebate fluctuates between 3% and up to a full 10%. By 10% rebate, this means that the housebuyer does not need to […]

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5 Obstacles That Faced By Every First-Time Homebuyers

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

It’s not always an easy process to buy a home. Many first-time homebuyers encounter obstacles, and it’s not unusual to run into flying monkeys and wicked witches along that yellow brick road to home ownership. The first step in home buying is to prepare for the obstacles. An experienced real estate agent can help you […]

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Tips For Buying Your First Home

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

I have written hundreds of articles about the home buying path and gone into excruciating detail about every single step involved in buying a home. It dawned on me that buyers really need a basic overview. Especially for first-time home buyers who aren’t familiar with the process. Bear in mind that the steps in the […]

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What Do We Need to Know About Buying an As Is Short Sale?

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

Question: What Do We Need to Know About Buying an As Is Short Sale? We had been patiently waiting for the bank to approve our short sale for almost two months. We are first-time home buyers, and I can’t believe the great deal we’re getting on this place. The problem is we could not do […]

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Tips For Buying A Home In Hawaii

By Kim Wong / 4 years ago

One of the dilemmas you may face when buying a home in Hawaii is whether to choose a local real estate agent to represent you or to hire the listing agent. My story involved the best of both worlds. I did not really want to rely solely on a listing agent because I prefer my […]

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