Thursday, June 16, 2022 / by Kaitlin Delles
Is it the perfect time to downsize?
Nothing lasts forever — including a blazing hot sellers' market! Even though a market shift is clearly present, it is still a great time to sell! AND it's easier to find and secure your next home than it has been in the past 18 months.
The home where you raised a family or lived most of your working life is probably not your forever home. And it’s a fact of life that suddenly, a place that was perfect for you a decade or two ago might start to feel cavernous and empty (or just contain more square footage than you really want to clean regularly).
If you’re starting to dream about trading in your rambling old house for a smaller home or new condo, then it’s probably time to seriously consider downsizing from your current home. Before you start shopping and put your home on the market, though, there are a few things you need to think about and discuss with any family members who’ll be making the journey with you.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 / by Kaitlin Delles
If you’ve been thinking about investing in real estate, getting your finances in order before you start searching for properties and scheduling appointments will save you from money headaches in the long run.
A real estate investment could be one of your largest investments, and unless you have cash ready to invest, you’ll need a plan for financing and a plan for cash flow in the future. Here’s what you need to do before heading out to property shop:
1) Create A Financing Plan
If you have strong credit, consistent W-2 income, and a sizeable down payment, traditional financing could be your best option for your first real estate investment since interest rates are typically low and the terms are attractive. Figure out how much you can afford based on your current expenses, and how much cash you’ll need to have on hand for renovations and upgrades. Make sure you know where your liquid funds will come from to improve your chances of landing a good deal. ...
Friday, November 19, 2021 / by Kaitlin Delles
Our job as Real Estate Professionals is to make the buying or selling process as easy as possible for you! However, just like in any other profession, there are good real estate agents … and there are, unfortunately, subpar real estate agents, too. But how do you know if you’ve got a dreamboat or a dud handling your real estate transaction?
One way to know whether you’ve got a good agent (or not) is to consider some of the tasks and activities that a really good agent will manage for a client, then apply what you’ve learned to your own agent. If you don’t have time to track down all of the things that a good agent should be doing for a buyer or a seller, take a look at the list I've compiled below... and if your agent isn't living up to these expectations - CALL US! :)
ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR HOMEOWNERSHIP NEEDS (AND HOPES)
It’s dangerous to make assumptions at the best of times, but when it comes to shopping for a home, assumptions ar. ...
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 / by Kaitlin Delles
Being a first time home buyer is so exciting, but it can also be very intimidating! Most people know exactly what they are looking for in their new home, but are unsure of the process and the steps they need to take to make it as easy as possible. Not sure where to begin? You're in luck: We've created a home buyer checklist, so you don't have to!
Find the perfect real estate agent (we're right here!)
First and foremost, a good real estate agent can answer all of your questions and point you in the right direction. Even if you are not ready to buy for a while, an agent's advice will be invaluable. Avoid early disappointment. You cannot begin the process of determining a sales price until you get pre-qualified, nor can you look at homes until you know how much home you can buy. An agent can assist you with these tasks. Here are some tips to get you started:
Most buyers work with the first agent they run into or a close family friend. You can find an e! ...