Purchasing a home can be the most major financial event in your life. Given that, you want to ensure you are doing everything you can to avoid overpaying for your dream home. It’s not that difficult, but unfortunately you do not have a long time to decide. What is the best price to offer that maximizes your value while, at the same time, makes a fair offer ...Continue Reading →
When you find a house you love and are ready to make an offer to the seller, the ideal situation would be for the first offer to be accepted. This can be a challenge when there are multiple offers so it is a good idea to present the best, cleanest offer you can without doing anything to sabotage yourself in the process.
What does the New Year of 2018 have in store for the housing market?? Consider the following few things:
1. Both home prices & values are expected to rise moderately. The Atlanta Metro area homes, in particular, are expected to have an increase of around 5%. Rental rates, finally, will not rise near as ...Continue Reading →
….You Should Write A Letter To The Seller!
Buyers are getting frustrated with lower inventory levels & when they do FINALLY find a place to make an offer on, they find out there are other people doing the same. Sound familiar? If you would like to dramatically increase the odds of the seller accepting your offer over ...Continue Reading →
Previously we’ve mentioned how great today’s rates are compared to the past and we’ve broken down the cost of waiting to buy. But, what about selling a house? Maybe it’s time to move-up and buy for a growing family, or maybe you’re now empty nesters and it’s time to sell and move to a new location, or maybe you’re in a better financial position ...Continue Reading →
Have you already been pre-approved for a mortgage? If I were, you, I’d call for a “second opinion.”
If you have already been pre-approved or pre-qualified for a mortgage on your next home, are you absolutely sure you are getting the best deal?
I’m not talking about interest rate either.
I’m talking about the structure of the deal itself. Donald Trump, in his book called “The Art of the Deal,” ...Continue Reading →
As the date of the closing draws near, you will need to make contact with the closing attorney and your mortgage lender to ensure that all the necessary documents are being prepared.
A few days before the closing on your new home, you will need to contact your utility services such as electricity, gas, cable, water, and phone set up, Your Realty Consultant will provide you with the information for the appropriate utilities to contact.
Lastly, you ...Continue Reading →
So your offer has been accepted! Now it’s time for the property to be inspected. A property inspection, HVAC inspection and environmental (asbestos, mold, radon) test should be completed to ensure that the property meets or exceeds the standards as stated in the Purchase and Sale Contract. If there are issues or discrepancies exposed, you typically have 10 days during which to reach agreement on how the issues will be resolved by the seller.
Having ...Continue Reading →
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