I am beyond excited for my client! We are officially pending on this beauty. It took us 5 offers, in 50 days to get here! That breaks down to 1 offer written every 10 days. Which I must say… Ain’t too FREAKIN’ bad!
When I’m representing sellers, I hear all sorts of stories from agents on the other side – – About their buyers being tired of losing out after… t e n , f i f t e e n , t w e n t y offers!
I can’t say I’m surprised in today’s market! My last couple of listings had 14 & 28 offers each… that’s 13 & 27 buyers who lost out! That’s why having the “ r i g h t – a g e n t “ on your side is more important than EVER. Not all agents have the experience and strategies to help you be on the winning side of a deal.
The cold season has already arrived in many parts of the country. Here in Seattle, the leaves have started turning color before they fall for winter! And let’s not forget about the rain!
It’s important to prepare your home for the colder weather coming. Taking a little bit of time to winterize your home can save you a lot of time, and money, later on. Check out these tips for preparing your home for the fall and winter.
1. Check window and door weather stripping for damage.
2. Disconnect water hoses and turn off outdoor water supply lines and irrigation system.
If you’ve been thinking about buying your first home, chances are you’re getting tons of advice from everyone you mention it to. It can be pretty overwhelming which is why I want to share 3 home buying myths you need to know if you’re considering homeownership. These will help debunk some of the things you may be hearing from people who want to give their advice from the kindness of their hearts but probably aren’t professionals.
MYTH #1: You Have to Put 20% Down to Purchase a Home
This could be the biggest home buying myth of all time! Putting a minimum of 20% down on a house does have some financial benefits .. BUT it isn’t required.
There are several options when it comes to financing your home so you’ll want to meet with a local lender to discuss these options before jumping head first into the process.
There are loans that require as little as 3% down as well as resources for buyers struggling with down payment money and first time home buyer programs.
If you want an accurate estimate, ask your Realtor for a custom “Comparative Market Analysis” (CMA). Even Realtors have auto-generated report links on their websites… So the key is to ask for a >> custom report!
Those of you that know me well, know that I am HORRIBLE at math! But, give me a calculator & a balance sheet, profit or loss, receipts, etc… & I can break it down like no other!! Continue reading “Rent vs. Buy?!?”
Let me start off by saying, home buying should be FUN & EXCITING! But truthfully?… Aside from planning a wedding, the home buying process is probably the 2nd most stressful event in a persons life. Especially in today’s hot market.
As if finding the perfect place to call home wasn’t hard enough… It’s a huge possibility that you may get outbid by another buyer that loves the home just as much as you do!
It’s extremely important to not only be ORGANIZED, but you need an agent that is a part of your team. One that is working just as hard as you are (actually harder)!