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Tips for First-time Home Buyers

 

Be picky, but don't be unrealistic.


There is no perfect home.




Do you homework before you star looking.


Decide specially what features you want in a home and which are most important to you.




Get your finances in order.


Be sure you have enough money to cover your down-payment and your closing costs.




Don't ask too many people for options.


It will drive you crazy . Select one or two people to turn to if you feel you need a second opinion.




Decide when you could move.


When is your lease up? Are you allowed to sublet? How tight is the rental market in your area?




Think long-term.


Are you looking for a starter home with the idea of moving up in a few years or do you hope to say in this home longer? This decision may dictate what type of home you'll buy as well as the type of mortgage terms that suit you best.




Don't let yourself be "house poor"


If you max yourself out to buy the biggest home you can afford, you’ll have no money left for maintenance or decorate or to save money for other financial goals.




Don't be naive.


Insist on a home inspection and, if possible, get a warranty from the seller to cover defects within one year.




Get help.


Consider hiring a Realtor, a Realtor can assist you in finding the right lender for your needs.





Suburban House

Ways to Make Your Home More Saleable

 
Refurbished Kitchen

Get rod of clutter


Throw out or file stacks of newspapers and magazines. Pack away most of your small decorative items. Store out-of-season clothing to make closets seem roomier. Clean out the garage.




Windows.


Wash your windows and screens to let more light into the interior.




Keep everything extra clean.


Wash fingerprints from light switch plates. Mop and wax floors. Clean the stove and refrigerator. A clean house makes a better first impression and convinces buyers that the home has been well cared for.




Get rid of smell.


Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, and pet smells. Open the windows.




Light bulbs.


Put higher wattage bulbs in light sockets to make rooms seem brighter, especially basements and other dark rooms. Replace any burnt-out bulbs.




Minor repairs.


Make minor repairs that can create a bad impression. Small problems, such as sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, or a dripping faucet, may seem trivial, but they’ll give buyers the impression that the house isn’t well maintained.




Tidy your yard.


Cut the grass, rake the leaves, trim the bushes, and edge the walks. Put a pot or two of bright flowers near the entryway.




Patch holes.


Patch holes in your driveway and reapply sealant, if applicable.




Gutters.


Clean your gutters.





Reasons you Need a Realtor.

 

Real Estate Transaction


Real Estate Transaction.




Selling or buying a home.


Decide specially what features you want in a home and which are most important to you.




real Estate has its own language.


Be sure you have enough money to cover your down-payment and your closing costs.




Realtors have done it before.


REALTORS have done it before. Most people buy and sell only a few homes in a lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each purchase. And even if you’ve done it before, laws and regulations change. That’s why having an expert on your side is critical.




Realtors provide objectivity.


REALTORS provide objectivity, since a home often symbolizes family, rest, and security, not just four walls and roof, home selling or buying is often a very emotional undertaking. And for most people, a home is the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you keep focused on both the business and emotional issues most important to you.




National Association of Realtors.


REALTORS are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, a trade organization of more than 1 million members nationwide. REALTORS® subscribe to a stringent code of ethics that helps guarantee the highest level of service and integrity.





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