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Reasons Fall Is the Best Time to Buy a Home

Spring and summer usually get all the real estate glory with lofty accolades as the best time to buy a home—and, of course, the busiest. Meanwhile, their seasonal sibling, fall, often gets tossed to the leaf pile by potential buyers who might think autumn is just about haunted houses and turkey dinners rather than house hunting.

But surprise! Fall is not only a great time to buy a home, it might also be the best season to find the perfect property (and not just because you can browse the listings while cupping a pumpkin latte).

Read on to discover the many reasons.

Source: Reasons Fall Is the Best Time to Buy a Home

So You Wanna Buy a House? Step 3: Figure Out What You Can Afford – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

Welcome to Step 3 in our 2016 Home-Buying Guide, where we help you figure out how much home you can afford.

Based on your budget, how much home can you afford? Finding the perfect home in your price range is a win-win! This article provides information on determining what you can afford that brings you both happiness and peace of mind.

Source: So You Wanna Buy a House? Step 3: Figure Out What You Can Afford – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

So You Wanna Buy a House? Step 2: The Down Payment – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

Scratching together a down payment is probably the most daunting hurdle to buying a home, but it’s far from insurmountable.

Coming up with a down payment can be daunting. Here are some ideas on how and where to save the money, and even some information on assistance programs.

Source: So You Wanna Buy a House? Step 2: The Down Payment – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

So You Wanna Buy a House? Step 1: Clean Up Your Credit Score – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

Here’s what you need to know about how to check your credit score and get it in good home-buying shape by spring.

Are you interested in being a home owner, but your credit score shy’s you away from looking into it? This is a good article about how to work on your credit score to position yourself for home ownership. And…I have a guy that can help you create a plan to position yourself to get there! Give us a call.

Source: So You Wanna Buy a House? Step 1: Clean Up Your Credit Score – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

Four reasons why 2016 is a good time to buy a home | 2015-11-10 | HousingWire

With 2016 fast approaching, now is the time for renters to get off the sidelines, start organizing their finances and take on the excitement of homeownership.But given the recent history of the housing market and Americans’ increasing need to stay mobile, it is understandable that it can be nerve-wracking to invest your hard-earned money in a home.

Is 2016 your year to buy a home? Here’s four good reasons why!

1. Rental rates continue to rise (have you noticed, of course you have).
2. Interest rates are historically low (I’m still amazed that they haven climbed, good news).
3. Clear mortgage terms (recent, mandated changes make your mortgage clearer to understand).
4. Down payment protection will be available (a little assurance on that down payment nest egg).

Contact me and let’s go over your options!

DaLea Ellis, Realtor
Team Ellis Realty
Keller Williams the Marketplace
702-232-6268 cell

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Source: Four reasons why 2016 is a good time to buy a home | 2015-11-10 | HousingWire

Freddie Mac issues warning to potential homeowners on credit score scams | 2015-11-06 | HousingWire

For many consumers, the prospect of buying a home can be daunting. There are various factors that go into a lender’s decision whether to extend credit or not, and a buyer, especially one with some credit issues, has to make sure that their loan application is as red-flag-free as possible.That places many potential borrowers at risk for scammers who offer quick fixes to the buyer’s credit. And, there are 3 ways they do it.

Source: Freddie Mac issues warning to potential homeowners on credit score scams | 2015-11-06 | HousingWire

The Sneaky Science of Selling Your Home Revealed! – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

We gathered recent scientific studies about the psychology of home buying and tell sellers how to use this information to their advantage.

1. Buyers know within seconds if they want a home.
2. They find aromatherapy confusing.
3. They’re wary of the number “9” in a price.
4. Prices with a round number are a turnoff, too.
5. Buyers fall hard for staged homes.

Source (full article): The Sneaky Science of Selling Your Home Revealed! – Real Estate News and Advice – realtor.com

Move Over Man Caves, the ‘She-Shed’ Is Gaining Popularity

Men have their man caves, but how about a space just for females? Welcome, the “she shed.”

These backyard retreats are becoming the latest buzzword in interior design — emerging as the perfectly carved out haven for the woman of the household who seeks a quiet place of her own. Women are transforming old backyard sheds or even building mini cottages to create a place of relaxation or where they can pursue hobbies, such as ceramics, painting, and gardening. They are designing these mini sheds with everything from crystal chandeliers to luxurious furniture to create a top-notched designed space with all those feminine touches their heart desires. The only rule: No men allowed.

Take a look at some of these ‘she sheds’ photographed on Houzz.

Source: Move Over Man Caves, the ‘She-Shed’ Is Gaining Popularity