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Buying a Home

When you buy a home it is an exciting, life changing event that you want to be nothing short of perfect! We find our buyers the perfect home for the best possible price. When you put us to the test, you’ll see why people choose us to help with the entire home buying process.

Our extensive real estate experience allows us to anticipate, react and guide you to success. We’ve seen it all and will be your ally regardless of the situation when buying your home. We have unmatched knowledge of the areas we serve because we live there too. We focus on every detail as our commitment to your success.

Changing homes can be stressful. We want to take that stress away. Whether you’re looking to upgrade, change locations, or find an investment property, we can handle it all. If you’re a first time buyer or an experienced investor we will guide you through the process with ease. You’ll find out why everyone is saying Helen Oliveri is “Your Best Move!”

You only get one chance to get it right when buying a home. You need someone by your side to avoid costly mistakes. Check out our tips below to save time and money!

1. Not getting pre-approved.

Step one in the home buying process is getting pre-approved. If you want the best rates, avoid the following:

  • Buying a car – or any major purchases. You’ll get better rates if you don’t have as much debt.
  • Moving money around – It may show a large deposit in one account, but also a withdrawal in another.
  • Changing jobs – You’ll want to show you have security and stability.

2. Relying on an internet search instead of a qualified agent.

The internet is a great place to start looking for a home, but it won’t get you the best home for the best price. Our agents know the market and work with a large network. An agent will go through your criteria, your needs and wants, to match them with not only the houses on the market you’ll find in your internet search, but also the houses that have yet to come onto the market. An agent can not only find you the houses, but schedule showings and negotiate the best deals. If you’ve already started the buying process, it’s not to late to hire a great agent.

3. Not getting a home inspection

Home inspections protect you and your family. Mold, plumbing, structural damages, electrical issues are just some of the problems you could be purchasing. The only real way to get that information is by hiring a professional, licensed home inspector.   Be sure you also get a good warranty to cover anything that may have been missed.

4. Getting wrapped up in the excitement

What’s more exciting than dreaming of the possibilities and searching for the perfect home for your family to live in? Home is where the heart is, but it can lead to mistakes in the home buying process.   Usually it’s the first time home buyers that get swept up in the excitement of it all, but it can happen to the most experience of investors. It’s important to keep your emotions in check and focus on what you really need.

To talk about your real estate needs and goals, call or email us today!



Helen is a marketing genius.  I never expected the response I received on my house.  She also answered all my questions and made a stressful experience easy. Working with Helen was great and  I really felt I was kept informed and given good advice. All I can say is I am glad Helen and her team were the ones selling my house.  I have had nothing but good things to say whenever I am asked about my experience. The results speaks for itself.
Laura Dassa - Glenview, IL
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