Renting could be hazzardous to your
if we told you the smartest investment you would ever make during
your lifetime would be to own a home?
if we told you that the way in which you buy your homes over your
lifetime would determine whether you ever become rich?
if we told you that in just an hour or two we could share with you
a simple system that would help you build wealth through home ownership?
you be interested?
you be willing to spend a few hours with us?
invite you to begin by attending our
and learn how to kiss your landlord good-bye!
Perhaps you’ve spent years saving and preparing to buy a home,
and are unsure if you can afford it: The questions surrounding a house
purchase can feel endless.You can find the answers, and peace of mind,
by working with RE/MAX, the industry leader in experience and service.
As a RE/MAX real estate professional, it's my job to know the market
and help you find the home that's right for you. My services are typically
available free of charge to buyers like you.
When it's time
to find a home, let me know.
I can't wait to work with you.
Your First Home?
Here are some tips to help you become your own landlord.
Hire a real estate professional.
The first step
is to select a professional to help you find your dream home and fine-tune
your financial expectations. Working with a Buyer Agent is worth consideration
since he or she is legally responsible for representing the buyer's
interest in a real estate transaction. Before making a decision, however,
have a Realtor explain the pros and cons of using a buyer agent versus
a sales or dual agent. As your RE/MAX Associate, I can guide you through
every step to buying a home.
Shop for mortgage rates and terms.
of even half a percentage point can make a huge difference in how
much you pay over the life of a mortgage. So shop for the very best
rate and terms.
Prequalify for a mortgage.
Your third step
should be to get prequalified for a mortgage, which determines how
much you can afford. It allows you to move swiftly when you find the
right home, especially when there are other interested buyers. It
also indicates to the seller that you are serious and really can afford
to buy the property.
Define what you want.
The next step
is to create a realistic idea of the property you'd like to buy. What
features are most important to you? Make two lists: One list of the
items you can't live without and other list of the features you would
enjoy. Refine the lists as you house hunt. It is also helpful to search
online to see what is currently available on the market. As your real
estate professional, I can then show you houses that meet your expectations.
Now you're ready
to visit houses. As your RE/MAX Associate I will arrange showings,
and keep track of the properties you've seen.
Know the features that help or hurt resale.
In some areas,
a swimming pool actually detracts from a home's value and makes it
harder to sell. In neighborhoods with two-car, attached garages, a
single-car or detached garage may impact the home sale and future
value. As your RE/MAX professional, I can point out features that
hurt, and those that help, resale value.
Rate the houses you tour.
each home, write down what you liked and what didn't like. Develop
a rating system that will help narrow the field down. For example,
pick the house you like best on day one and compare all other houses
to it. When you find a better one, use the new favorite as the standard.
Make an offer.
Once you've pinpointed
your dream house, it's time to get serious about the financial and
contractual side of the purchase. Your RE/MAX Associate will be a
strong advantage since you and the seller have different goals.
Arrange for a home inspection.
After your offer
is accepted, set up a home inspection. It's common to find problems,
including leaky roofs, cracked walls, insect infestations and foundation
problems. As your real estate professional, I can help you find a
reputable inspector, and will negotiate to get you the most for your
money once the inspector's report is final. If you negotiate repairs
as part of the purchase, ask for a "walk through" before
finalizing the paperwork.
Before your closing
date, make sure you've made all necessary deposits and completed the
paperwork - including mortgage, title, homeowners insurance and any
other paperwork required.
Prepare for life in your new home.
out the welcome mat, consider some moving basics: arranging for an
alarm company, turning on electricity, water and gas, cleaning or
replacing the carpet, and notifying your local post office of your
new address. The best time for renovations is often before you move
in. As a real estate professional, I've helped other renters become
first time buyers. I’ve helped them navigate the sometimes choppy
waters that accompany the home buying process. I am confident that
I can help you too, so give me a call or send me an e-mail
message and together we will take you from renting to owning your
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