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Finding Your New Home: What You Need to Know

How to Ask the Right Questions and Make the Right Decisions

Searching for the right home can be a long process, but once you find it and decide to make an offer, the real work is just beginning.

“You found the house, you love it, you want to buy it," says Amy, a real estate agent. “How do we figure out what a good offer is? A lot of homework goes into that."

In this series of My New Home videos from Chase, you'll learn how to ask the right questions and make the right decisions:

    · How do you make an offer that's right for you, without going too low and scaring the seller away?

    · What does a real estate agent do to make it more likely your offer will be accepted?

    · What's involved in the negotiation process?

    · How does a home inspector help you?

    · What are concessions, and how do you get them from the seller?

“A lot of folks confuse the difference between a home inspection and a home appraisal," says Duane, a home inspector. “A home inspection is concerned with the condition of the house. We're looking for, how is this house operating, how old are the components, what kind of shape are they in? An appraiser is concerned about the value of the home. So it's condition versus value."

Watch the My New Home: Finding a Home videos to help make sure you have the best chance of getting the home you want.

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