You got a lot of insight from the Springfield Realtor below me.... But just some advice, if you are thinking about buying a home, you must work with an experienced Buyers Agent in your area of interest. So many details to look for and consider you need the expertise of a Buyers Agent, who if the property is listed by a Brokerage/Listing agent does not cost you a fee, as they are in most cases
paid out of the proceeds of the Seller's side at the closing table. What is required from YOU though
is your commitment to one Realtor, your personal Buyers Agent, and your absolute loyalty, and your
Realtor then will be just as committed to you and loyal to you HIS CLIENTS....
So do not do this on your own, to many things to watch out for and consider, you need the expertise, market knowledge, negotiating skills and advice of a real estate professional on your side!
if you need recommendations get back to us....
Hope this helps...
Most Sincerely yours,
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