Buying a Home
It's probably the biggest investment you'll ever make, with long-term financial ramifications. 
It calls for many informed decisions and for good advice from a trusted real estate professional. 
EDELWEISS are real estate professionals who belong to NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.  Not all real estate brokers and agents are REALTORS.  To make sure you're working with one, look for the federally registered membership mark REALTOR. 
When buying a home, here's what you can learn from EDELWEISS's knowledge and skill:
    • EDELWEISS helps you determine how much home you can actually afford. Often EDELWEISS can suggest additional ways to accrue the down payment and explain alternative financing methods.
    • EDELWEISS can help you work out a realistic idea of the home best suited to your needs-size, style, features, location, accessibility to schools, transportation, shopping, etc.
    • EDELWEISS has access to listings of available homes, can evaluate them in terms of your needs and affordability, and doesn't waste your time on unsuitable homes.
    • EDELWEISS can often suggest simple, imaginative changes that could make a home more suitable for you and improve its utility and value.
    • EDELWEISS can supply information on real estate values, taxes, utility costs, municipal services and facilities, and may be aware of proposed zoning changes that could affect your decision to buy.
    • EDELWEISS has no emotional ties to the homes, can be objective about them and can point out advantages and disadvantages while answering your questions.
    • EDELWEISS can provide you with a list of real estate attorneys to choose from if you don't have one.
    • EDELWEISS usually knows the local money market and can tell you about financing. EDELWEISS can also tell you what personal and financial data to bring with you when you apply for a loan.
    • EDELWEISS can help you find professionals to assist your buying process, such as engineers, septic, well and water experts.
    • EDELWEISS can help familiarize you with the closing process by explaining it all in advance.