Homeowners attempting to sell their home without the assistance of a real estate professional generally do so for one and one reason only. It’s to avoid paying a commission fee. Is it worth it? Only the homeowner can answer that, but experience has shown that many for-sale-by-owners find that it’s not. Before making a costly […]Read More Why Pay a Commission?
Houses have lots of different prices and values Listing or asking price – Price seller would like to get Buyer’s price range – What buyer can afford. Sale price – Price the house actually sells for. Market Value/ Appraised Value – Established by a certified appraiser. Balance what you can afford and best guess of […]Read More Deciding what to offer
Don’t Move Money Around Do Not Change Jobs Salaried Employees: Mak sure to remain in the same line of work Hourly Employees: Make sure to remain in the same line of work Commissioned Employees: Do not change jobs before buying a home. Doing so creates uncertainty about your future earnings. As a result, there would […]Read More Important Things To Avoid Before Buying A Home
Income Tax Savings Interest paid can be tax deductible Stable Monthly Housing Costs Monthly payments remain stable Forced Savings You are building equity in your home, whereas paying rent builds no equity Freedom and Individuality Freedom to make your home your own with decorating and remodeling More Space More space of your own to do […]Read More Benefits of Owning Your Own Home
Basic Rights You have the right to shop for financing, real estate agents, insurance, etc. Don’t let anyone discourage you from shopping around. It’s important to shop – a house is probably your biggest purchase. It’s a good idea to a get a second opinion or bid so you can compare costs. Make sure you […]Read More Your Rights When Purchasing a Home