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“My wife Debra and I are thankful to have Eric as our real estate agent. We had so much fear about selling, but Eric is knowledgeable and helped build our confidence. We followed his recommendations for repairs and upgrades, and he optimized our marketing. He was always available to take our calls, answer questions, and encourage us. He will deliver a quality real estate experience!”

-Craig & Debra Evans – Washougal, WA

Buying a Home

Getting ready to buy a home? This is a very exciting time and I would be very excited to help you. There are only two things you really need to do to begin the process – talk to me and talk to a lender.

If you aren’t working with a lender yet, I work with several local lenders who have loan programs for most types of buyers. First time homebuyers, zero-down, new construction buyers, veterans, seasoned buyers, and more. Let me know a little about your situation and I will refer you to some lenders who might be a great fit for your situation.

Buying New Construction

Our area is growing and we are so lucky to have so many good homebuilders in our area. They offer different levels of quality finishes and a variety of amenities. And new construction may not be that much more expensive than resale which is money you may save over the first few years in maintenance.

Why new construction? Here are just a few perks that local builders may offer:

  • Energy efficiency
  • New appliances and systems
  • New finishes and trim
  • Efficient floor plans
  • Home warranty

And in some cases, you can choose your own custom lot, or customize the home with your preferred cabinet finishes and paint color.

I know how local builders work, the intricacies of the forms, plats, lots, timelines, financing, and builder warranties. There may be more available than just what is on the MLS.

But my advice is to not expect the builder or the development’s listing agent to look out for your interests – they are there to get the home sold! You need your own advocate, not associated with the project, to represent you, what you want, and what you need. I can work with you to write an offer on any new construction project in the area. I will share the pros and cons of the different developments that you are looking at and help you find the one that will best meet your needs.

If you are thinking new construction, let’s get started!