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Searching For Homes For Sale In Alton

Choose An Agent, Then Choose An Alton Home For Sale... Not The Other Way Around.

Most People Don't Like Pushy Sales People, So They Avoid Working With An Agent Until They Find A Alton House For Sale . Then They Work With The Agent Connected With That House. The Right House Purchased Through The Wrong Agent Can Cost You. There Are A lot Of Incompetent And / Or Un-Ethical Agents Out There & Out For Themselves [Read More....]


Real Estate Loans In Alton, IL.

Most real estate contracts require the buyer include a pre-approval letter with your offer to purchase a home for sale in Alton... [Read More]


The Mortgage Process - Alton, IL.

Summary Of The Alton Real Estate Mortgage Process:

1. Prequalification

2. Purchase a Home For Sale In Alton.

3. Apply For Your Loan

4. The Processing Of Your Loan Application... [Read More]

Reviewing Homes For Sale In Alton, IL.

The first place most people start would be in various printed publications such as Alton newspapers & Alton home for sale magazines.

The problem I have always had with newspaper ads is they are usually two weeks behind. Some Real Estate offices have this down to an art, they will put out a full page ad with color pictures, give a poetic description, no address, maybe 3 lines of text and the office phone number. [Read More]

Touring Homes In Alton, IL.

Touring Alton IL. Real Estate - Homes For Sale

I will help you look out for the following list below. You will be looking to see if you want to live there, I cannot make that decision, nor will I, you'll have to let me know... I am concerned about condition & functionality. [Read More]

Alton Home Inspection

Alton Home Inspection

A few years ago, I was watching Barbara Walters on her television show 20 / 20.
They were doing a show on Home Inspectors & Real Estate Agents located on the East coast.
I was all to familiar with what they were reporting & covering, I have seen the
same situation going on here in the Alton real estate market.Here's the story... [Read More]

Real Estate Taxes For Alton, IL. Homes For Sale

Tax Exemptions
When you are browsing the Alton Homes For Sale on this web site, & looking at the spec sheets, look down just about the "remarks section". There you'll see the amount of County Taxes along with the recorded Exemptions associated with that property. Remember, the tax amount divided by 12 is added to your monthly payment. [Read More]

Alton, IL Homes For Sale By Owner

This is a touchy subject to address. I really don't want
to discourage you as a buyer from pursuing a home in Alton for sale by owner [FSBO] . I also do not want to see a FSBO take advantage of you.
I have assisted buyers purchase Alton homes for sale by owner in the past successfully, with my "win-win" style of negotiating [Read More]

Real Estate Deed Restrictions For Subdivisions In Alton, IL.

We Can Email Restrictions For The Alton Subdivision You Are Considering Purchasing.
(Include MLS# or Address or Name of Subdivision in Alton IL.) [Read More]

Real Estate Plat Maps For Alton, IL.

Below is an example of a typical plat in a local Alton subdivision.
Why not look at a lot layout before you purchase? [Read More]

Earnest Money Alton, IL. Real Estate Escrow


1. serious and intense; not joking or playful; zealous and sincere.
2. not petty or trivial; important.
3. money given as a part payment and pledge in binding a bargain: in full earnest money.
4. something given or done as an indication or assurance of what is to come; token.
Q: When do I submit my Earnest Money check? [Read More]

Submitting An Offer On Alton Real Estate

Before Submitting An Offer To Purchase An Alton Home For Sale...

An offer to purchase real estate in Alton consists of much more than
throwing a number on the table. There are several components that make up a solid and successful contract that will not only protect you during the pending status, but will make the transaction go smooth
until & after the closing date. [Read More]

Negotiate An Offer To Buy An Alton Home For Sale

One dictionary says that negotiation is:
"To discuss with a view to reaching an agreement"

Negotiation is the ability to change the opinions of others through
a climate of Favor; instead of Force...

It takes tact, not tyranny, honey, not vinegar... A cool head will get
you ahead... The person with the ego loses.

Some will lie to achieve their goal.
Some will steal to achieve their goal.
Some will terminate your friendship to achieve their goal.

Stay alert to anyone attempting to deceive you. [Read More]


Accepted Real Estate Contract - Alton Home For Sale

You have just spent the last several weeks if not months looking for
the right home in Alton, done some shopping in regards to Financing.
You made an offer on a Alton house and experience successful negotiation with a seller.

You now have an ACCEPTED contract... [Read More]


Termites In Alton, IL. Homes For Sale

Do Homes For Sale In Alton Have Termite Problems?
I have heard:
All Homes In Alton Has, Had Or Will Have Termites [Read More]

Alton, IL. Real Estate Closing

The Day You Go To Closing

You have been through shopping & touring homes for sale in
the Alton real estate market, Have an accepted contract,
conducted all the inspections, went through the loan
process & obtained approval...

Now it's time for CLOSING. [Read More]


History Of Alton IL.

The Alton area was home to Native Americans long before the founding of the modern city. While early historic accounts indicate occupation of this area by the Illiniwek or Illinois Confederacy, earlier native settlement is evidenced by the presence of the famous Piasa bird painted on a cliff face nearby, first seen by Europeans in 1673 by Father Pierre Marquette. [Read More]

Relocation to Alton IL

Contact Rich Anderson Metro MLS Realty LLC For Alton Relo Information @ 618-567-3992

VA - FHA - Conventional Loans For Alton Homes For Sale


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