HOUSEHUNTING
Finding a home should be fun!

The heart of the matter for Buyers...
(785) 272-5555 x.310

Buying a home is a matter both of the heart and the pocketbook. At times I feel torn between playing cupid (helping you find a house to fall in love with) and satisfying your accountant (finding a house that you can afford.) One does not really outweigh the other. As your Realtor, I'll help you find a happy balance between the two.

 

First, I'll help you find the house and the neighborhood that will meet your emotional and financial needs for today and tomorrow. Whether it's my own listing or the perfect home listed with another Realtor and/or another company, I can help.

Next, I'll do everything I can to take the stress out of your home buying experience. You'll benefit from my years of experience successfully negotiating and closing deals in the Topeka real estate market. I will help you with the hundreds of details that go into each real estate transaction. And, I will help you select the inspectors, a lender, an appraiser, and all the other service providers who help to make a smooth and worry-free transaction. It's my job to help you find the best of everything.

You'll get honest answers, just ask. Whether you are a first-time buyer or a "real estate veteran", I'm ready and happy to answer all your questions about the Topeka market and the home-buying experience. The fastest, surest way to reach me is by phone/voice mail at (785) 272-5555 x.110.

I am proud of the Topeka Area Association of Realtors Multiple Listings Service website www.TopekaAreaHomes.com. You will find every house for sale listed with any Realtor in Topeka, the website is updated daily. All of our local Realtors agree to include their complete inventories of homes listed for sale within 72 hours of listing. The idea is to help Buyers find their very favorite homes, and to help Sellers enjoy the maximum exposure to the market. Work with your very favorite Realtor, buy your very favorite house. No exceptions. It's a good thing.

Automatic E-mail update service
 with full data for all Topeka area listings
 is available on your request to me. Literally, moment-to-moment market updates with really extensive data (including seller's disclosure statements) for all Topeka area listings is available via e-mail. That's all... just e-mail updates. No hassle, no phone calls, no badgering. I promise.

My own current listings are below.  I am very proud of them... Aren't they nice? Call for more information or for an appointment to see any of them at your convenience. Or, remember, if your dream home isn't among my own listings, I can sell any home listed with any Topeka Realtor.  Join me in my office to review the inventory Topeka area of homes for sale together. My computer is set up with two screens for your comfort. Or call to discuss your wish list and enroll in the automatic e-mail update system. Just tell me what helps you best!
The mortgage calculator shown with my listing details is great help in exploring the principal and interest part of a house payment, BUT it leaves out taxes, homeowners' insurance and mortgage insuring premiums (PMI). Most folks add those fees on to the principal and interest to make total house payments a very different number than the totals shown here. The software makes it easy to consider different interest rates and terms. Take time to play with loan re-payment schedules on differing timelines. It's a well-kept secret, but it's true... It does not take double payments to pay a house off in half the time. Not even close. Even at today's low rates, investing in living mortgage-free seems like an attractive use of money to me. Check local interest rates at www.capfed.com.