Real Estate Blog

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
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 ​As you begin to plan on the purchase of your next home,​ you will ​need to know the cost of selling your present home.   ​It is critical that you know the charges and understand each one as it relates to your transaction.

Traditionally the cost of selling your home could cost up to 8 - 10% of the selling price of your home. Most of these charges have options that you need to understand.

​Your agent will charge you to market your home while providing expert advise. ​This is likely the biggest expense you will have and it is the most valuable service in securing the sale of your home.  A good time to ​discuss your expenses is when talking with your agent about the marketing plan involved in  listing your home for sale to reach the largest group of potential buyers.

A pre-listing home inspection ​might​ reveal some repairs​ which you may need to pay for.  ​This is part of the negotiating process as you receive offers for your home. Be sure to ask your agent for advice during this process.​

There will be a prorated share of your property taxes when you sell your home.  ​If your home is in a neighborhood with a Home Owner's Association, that fee will be prorated also. The new buyer/owner will assume responsibility for those charges at closing and if they have been paid in advance, you should receive a credit on the closing statement.

Another fee would be title insurance. Which is the ​policy ​indicating that research has been done to insure ​that there are no liens on your property​ and to assure the buyer that there is a clear title. The research is normally done by the closing attorney's office. 

You will also want to budget monies for moving expenses.  Whether you are moving yourself or hiring a moving company there will be expenses, i.e. boxes and moving truck.​ Estimates for this job vary widely....talk to several companies.​​​discuss the best way to market your property to potential buyers and determine the best plan for you.

Some optional costs could be a home warranty, home staging and etc.   This is where having a professional ​​discuss the best way to market your property to potential buyers and determine the best plan for you.

As always, with a critical decision such as this, it's advisable to have an experienced and knowledgeable agent representing you to be sure that you get to the closing day with the least amount of problems and/or stress in the most reasonable amount of time for you and your family. Always remember....

 

...."You've Got a Friend in Real Estate"

JAROD TANKSLEY

615.403.8265

www.BrentwoodandBeyond.com

@Tips4RealEstate

Brentview Realty

615.373.2814


 

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Posted on 06/21/2017 11:01 AM by Jarod
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Friday, 16 June 2017
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 Purchasing a home now can save you money in a couple of ways.  The determination of your mortgage payment is controlled by two factors.  The cost of the home and the mortgage rate.  You can throw into that equation how much your down payment will be.  This is the best time to purchase because all authorities on the subject say that mortgage rates will increase over the next 12 months.  Let's point out some really great reasons to purchase now.

 

*  Interest rates on mortgages are going to increase over next year

   When rates are at 4% you can be assured of a great mortgage on your home.  Knowing these rates are to rise is a very good reason to buy now.

 

*  Home costs will be RISING   
    In almost every article you read about residential real estate the opinion and research is the same.  The prices of homes are not going down but surely will be going up.  So why wait, now is the time to purchase your new home.  A great way to save your money is the prospect of constantly accumulating equity on your home. 

 

* MONTHLY PAYMENT

    Many times the amount you are paying in rent is more than what you would be  paying for the monthly payment on a mortgage on the same home.  So why not pay your own monthly mortgage payment instead of someone else's.  

 

*  THE TIME IS RIGHT

    Let's face it, looking back is not going to help you decide what and when to purchase but working with a professional will help you see better what the future holds in higher prices and higher mortgage rates.  I am happy to sit down and show you the possibilities for you and your family to be in your new home before summer ends.  And always remember......

       ...... "You've Got a Friend in Real Estate"

 

615.403.8265

www.BrentwoodandBeyond.com

Brentview Realty

615.373.2814

 

 

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Posted on 06/16/2017 8:07 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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