Special "Finds..." markets unique properties and unusual homes --log cabins, mountain retreats, barn homes, historic homes, horse properties, and acreage. We serve the areas surrounding Chambersburg, PA, Hagerstown, MD & NE West VA.
In the last post I covered “The Land Your House will Sit On”. Today I’ll discuss what you’ll be looking at “Right Outside Your Door”.
When home shopping, it’s important to take a broader perspective. Don’t get so caught up in the design of the house, that you forget to look at your surroundings.
Note: Since Special “Finds…” deals only in unique homes and unusual houses, the items that I’ll focus on in this post will be broader than if you are looking for a house in a development. I’ll cover in-depth the choices, or variables that you might need to make an upfront decision about. Thinking through the following questions will … [Read More...]
This is Part 2 of the 4-part series: Buying a House -- Made Easy
The home buying process can be daunting, but doesn't have to be!
In the last post, I covered “The Kind of Area” best suited for you. Today I’ll discuss the The Land Your House Will Sit On.
Note: Since Special “Finds…” deals only in unique and uncommon real estate, the items that I’ll focus on in this post will be broader than if you are looking for a house in a development. I’ll cover in-depth the choices, or variables that you might need to make an upfront decision about. Thinking through the following questions will help you fine tune what you are really looking for in … [Read More...]
Buying a house requires upfront “mental legwork” -- more than you realize. Unless you want to invest your time in riding around looking at properties of no interest, it’s very important to know what you’re looking for, and to be able to describe it, before you make the first call to your Realtor®.
Doing this will save you time, prevent lots of frustration, and even potentially save you from buying a house that you’ll regret later.
This is the first of 4, in a series to make you really “think” about your next property purchase.
Note: Since Special “Finds…” sells only unique homes and uncommon properties, the items that I’ll focus on in … [Read More...]
Buying a home should be fun, and it can be if you take a few steps up front to ease the process.
1) Get Pre-approved before you contact a Realtor®. Speak to a lender. Find out what you can safely afford to buy. Armed with this information, you will look at properties in your price range, and not risk disappointment by getting excited about a house you can’t afford.
2) Interview prospective agents to assist you with buying a home. Don’t’ just work with the agent who answers the phone! You'll want to hire an agent to represent you, so consider the following:
Make sure you are comfortable talking with them:
Are they … [Read More...]
Hi I'm Brenda Thompson, founder and president of Special "Finds...", I love interesting houses! I am often asked “What is a Special “Find…”? I still can’t nail the answer down, but if I could, someone would start building a bunch of them and they wouldn’t be Special or Unique anymore! So let’s just leave it at this -- A Special “Find…” has its own distinct character – in a good way.
“Cookie cutter” or “mass-produced” would never work for me, so I developed Special “Finds…” for people like me -- people who want something different! Contact Me Today
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