Regardless of topic, advice seems to flow pretty freely from family and friends.
Furthermore, advice from all sorts of people is easily available on the Internet. Of course any anonymous endorsements should be viewed with caution. Reminds me a bit of the TV commercial for an auto insurance company where the girl says "it has to be true, its on the Internet."
The amount of weight all this advice carries will vary based on the source. When it comes to buying or selling a house or condo I suggest this bit of advice.
- Find a mortgage loan officer who is easily accessible, responsive and is familiar with the local real estate market. The loan officer is not necessarily going to know the specifics of the market but should have a general idea of what is available and prices.
- Listen to your real estate agent. Friends, family, the guy at the shop, the lady who does your hair...all nice people I am sure. But do they really know the ins and outs of the the local real estate market?
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