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First Time Home Buyer Success Story - A great home at a great price!


Nothing is better than helping someone buy their first home . . . add to that the fact that they got a great price on a beautiful home, even better!!  I only met this client a few months ago and she is one of the rare people that took a liking to the very first home I showed her.  I have had this happen about 3 times before, sometimes people know what they want and can make a decision right away and cheers to them!  I am not sure I could buy the very first home I saw even if I thought it was awesome.

When I first showed my client the home it was listed for well over what a fair market price for the home was.  Even though she loved it, I counciled her not to make an offer at that time, we would just be too far apart and the seller was not ready to lower the price significantly as it had only been on the market a few weeks.  We waited in the wings for 2 months as they went through a couple of price reductions.  We finally felt the time was right to make an offer, even though we were $50,000 apart.  I knew the sellers were getting anxious to sell and it was worth a shot.  After a counter offer we ended up in contract for over $100,000 less than the original asking price!

We did many inspections during the contingency period and found a few items that needed repair and I was able to negotiate a $5,000 credit for the buyer for repairs.  

This home was the perfect home for my single buyer, it was small but well crafted and with an artistic flair.  Little details for example like the light switch covers:


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And the stone bathroom sink:


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If you are a buyer or a first time home buyer, I am here to help you and love to answer all of your questions.  Contact me anytime at 831.419.9345 or


Also check out my related post:  First Time Home Buyer Programs in Santa Cruz


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Authored by Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor

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