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.
- How much is my house worth?
- How much needs to be done to my house before putting it on the market?
- How long will it take to sell my house?
- Is staging really important?
- Should I be present when buyers view my house?
- What is the agent’s commission?
All great questions…and guess what? We have answers!
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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.
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.
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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.
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
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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.
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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.
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.