Doug Patterson's (dopatterson) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Park Place Real Estate, Broker-In-Charge
Real Estate in Winston Salem and Triad Region, NC
Excellent advice from Greg Nino who has laid out things that buyers need to do on their own to make sure the prospective neighborhood is right for them.  Talking to neighbors, getting to know the people you'll be living around is great advice! No one want's to live next to thuggery. Realtors know...
Thanks to Dorie Dillard for this funny and enlightening post about Buyers checking out the refrigerator items. It's true!  I recently had a buyer who commented what a sloppy looking refrigerator!  It did reflect a feeling about the rest of the home. What?? Is this a joke? I was reading an article...
Thanks to Dan & Amy Schuman for this most important blog post:  Getting Pre-Approved for a Home Mortage as your First Step in the home buying process.  As an Exclusive Buyer's Agent, this is the first question I ask:  Are you "Pre-Approved" or at least "Pre-Qualified for a mortgage loan?  It is s...
Exclusive Buyer Agency is what I practice in Winston Salem and surrounding communities!  I get these types of calls at least once a week, because most Buyers don't undertand North Carolina Buyer Agency Laws either.  Thanks to Carla Muss-Jacobs for sharing the "Exclusive Buyer Agency" concept in t...
Many Thanks!  To Dave diCecco of Charlotte North Carolina, for this survey taken of Buyer's Lessons when making that all important decision to purchase a home!  Buying a home is the largest single purchase any of us will ever do in our lifetime. So, whether it is your first house or your seventh ...
Thanks to Liz Lockhart for sharing her experiences as a Buyers Agent, showing a home with Seller and/or Seller's agent present.  Sometimes it can be helpful...if the Buyer's agent will engage the seller or agent in some productive and informative information for the buyer. Accompanied showings co...
Thanks to Pam Burzynski for sharing with us the upcoming changes to an FHA Loan.  Mortgage Insurance may stay with the Life of the Loan!  Will the upcoming FHA changes affect your ability to purchase that home you've been wanting?  There has been a lot of buzz lately about the  changes to the Mor...
Thanks to GITA BANTWAL, for sharing her experience with everyone about the process of Short Sales.  When considering a Short Sale Property, you must remember that it does not refer to any period of time, but that the bank may approve to "sell Short" of what's owed on the property. I receive calls...
Many thanks to Gail Robinson for sharing  these experiences with a young couple who were looking for their first home and doing all the right things!  ...except a crutial one!... please read her story....  I'm working with a lovely young couple.  They did what most buyers do before they sign up w...
Bob Ratliff does an excellent job of explaining the different "Values" that are considered by everyong involved in the purhcase and sale of real estate nationwide.  Thanks, Bob, for explaining these values in this way... Appraised Value Versus Market Value Do You Know the Difference? Value is bas...

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