Buyer Questions

What Buyers Should Know about Home Inspections

By | 2019-02-11T16:49:59+00:00 February 11th, 2019|Buyer Questions, General Advice, General Questions, Inspection Questions|

You don't want to be surprised after closing on a home. As a buyer, you want to be assured that you know what you're investing in. With a licensed home inspector, you have the ability to have a detailed examination of your potential home. Although sellers are obligated to disclose problems they are aware of, a

What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know about the Final Walk-Through

By | 2019-02-07T15:49:28+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Buyer Questions, General Advice, General Questions, Selling House|

What is a Final Walk-Through? A final walk-through is one of the last steps taken in a real estate transaction. Shortly before closing, the buyers will want to see their future home before signing everything. Typically, the sellers have finished the repairs on the property to the buyer’s standards by this time. A final walk-through

Home Buyers are Getting Thousands Back to Furnish their New Home

By | 2019-01-10T16:52:18+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Buyer Questions, Contract Questions, General Advice|

Unfortunately, several home buyers miss out on significant savings every year. This is because a majority of home buyers in Texas are convinced they need a traditional buyer’s agent in order to purchase a home. Once a home is sold, 3% of the commission usually goes to the listing agent, while the other 3% would

Will my home buyer rebate be taxed by the IRS?

By | 2018-03-21T15:51:27+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Buyer Questions|

Answer: No, our 2% buyer's rebate is not taxable. There had been some discussion when we began our 2% home buyer rebate in 2002 whether it would be declared as taxable income by the IRS. Remember: A rebate is essentially a refund of a percentage of the buyer's agent commission fee. In traditional real estate,

What should I look for during my final walk through?

By | 2015-04-16T00:23:27+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Buyer Questions|

Answer: The final walk-through is your last opportunity to inspect the property before finalizing the sale. Typically, a final walk through is done 24 hours before closing. A walk through should take anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour to complete. Factoring all the time and money you have already invested, consider it well spent.

Why doesn’t the 2% rebate work on Creekview Listings?

By | 2015-04-16T00:17:42+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Buyer Questions|

When we represent you as a buyer, we keep 1/3 of the buyer's agent commission (from the seller) and give you the lion's share, or 2/3 of the commission. It only works on homes where we don't represent the seller. This is because Creekview listings only include a 3% buyer's agent commission if there's an

Get you Home Buyer Rebate

By | 2015-04-15T23:53:28+00:00 April 15th, 2015|Buyer Questions|

Our Backstory Creekview began from a single idea back in the late 1990’s. That idea, which seems to be a no-brainer, is actually quite revolutionary. You see, John Prell had a vision. He wanted to make real estate affordable. He wanted to help families by letting them keep more of the money from the sale

Are home buyer rebates a scam?

By | 2015-04-15T23:42:28+00:00 April 15th, 2015|Buyer Questions|

Answer: They may sound too good to be true, but home buyer rebates are legal in 40 states. The US Department of Justice is urging the remaining ten states to remove their restrictions. The Federal Government recognizes home buyer rebates as being beneficial to consumers. Moreover, the IRS has determined that home buyer refunds are