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Tips For Choosing Rental Properties That Are Guaranteed To Provide Phenomenal Returns
Posted on Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 10:45:00 AM  in Home buying tips
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Purchasing rental property is a great way to establish long-term financial health. The right unit will serve as an ongoing, passive stream of income that can bolster or even replace earnings that are generated from your primary employment. This is an excellent investment strategy for retirees or for those who intend to leave the workforce within the next several years. It is also perfect for consumers who already own their own homes outright and are ready to expand their portfolios. In order to ensure optimal returns from this investment, however, there are a number of key features that you should look for.

 Tips For Choosing Rental Properties That Are Guaranteed To Provide Phenomenal Returns

  1. A Prime Location

No matter what your goals are when shopping for property, location means everything. This is always going to be the sole feature about your unit that you don't have the power to change. You can alter the flooring, add in new cabinetry and even redesign the look of the property exterior. Where your investment is located, however, is a static condition. You also have to account for the fact that location will play the greatest role in determining how much you're able to charge for rent. Even if a unit has cutting-edge amenities, it won't fetch a reasonable price if it's situated in a high-crime, low-interest and otherwise undesirable neighbourhood.

 

  1. Modern Amenities

Just like home buyers want the latest and most innovative amenities, property renters are starting to demand these things as well. Features like smart thermostats, triple and even quadruple-pane windows, and energy efficient heating and cooling systems can help renters save considerable sums of money on their monthly overhead bills. If any property you're targeting doesn't have these things, find out how much it will cost to add them in on your own.

 

  1. A Robust Rental Market

Certain neighbourhoods are filled with attractive and relatively affordable houses, and yet, the local rental markets are not ideal. This is often the result of limited, local options in employment, limited options for commuting, or average rental prices that are far above the regional norm. Find out how other rental property owners are faring within specific neighbourhoods and determine just what the average rental costs are. These should be sufficiently high for covering your own ownership expenses while allowing for some manner of profit.

 

  1. Quality Schools

If you intend to invest in a multi-unit development or a property type that is best-suited to small and growing families, make sure to target neighbourhoods that have top-rated schools. Many properties will have local school information posted right on their listings. You can compare this data with the details that are offered by major school review sites online.

 

  1. Low Crime Rates

Take a minute to read up on local crime statistics. Even some of the best locations are not immune to problems like burglary and vandalism. Not only will issues like these make your units less marketable, but they can also have a noticeable impact on property values over the years.

 

  1. Ease Of Transportation

When shopping for homes, apartments or condos to rent, most people are looking for options that will simplify their daily commutes. As such, some of the best properties will be located within close driving distance of major transportation routes. It is also important to consider the options in local, municipal transportation that exist as well. With more consumers looking to limit both their fuel costs and their carbon footprints, choosing properties near solid bus routes or train stations is a good idea.

 

  1. A Strong Job Market

A strong job market and a robust rental market usually go hand in hand. If there are plenty of options in nearby work, locals will be able to pay their rent. When shopping for an investment property, check around for new businesses, business expansion and low unemployment rates. It's also possible to find desirable rental properties just outside of bustling metropolitan areas, so long as the options for commuting are good.

When using investment property to generate passive income, it's vital to diligently research your options. Choosing a modern, updated home that located in a safe and top-rated community will invariably provide better returns than will choosing a property in a high-crime, low-interest district. Consulting with a reputable REALTOR® before finalizing any purchase decisions is the best way to avoid investment mistakes that will diminish your profit potential.


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How To Price Your Home Just Right
Posted on Tue, 15 Nov 2016, 12:45:00 PM  in Home selling tips
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 Pricing a home is truly a science. However, when it comes to setting a price, many homeowners want to listen to their hearts rather than the cold hard facts. However, experience tells us that the numbers don't lie and in order to sell your home, you will need to accept the professional's assessment of your home's fair market value.

 How To Price Your Home Just Right

Beware Of Overpricing

All too often, homeowners mistakenly think that that they should overprice their home at first. However, this strategy never pans out as they think it will and they sacrifice most of the buyers in the process. Overpriced homes stay on the market for much longer than other homes in the area and often cause delays for sellers who are looking to move into a new home. Even worse, if they have already purchased their next home, then they are saddled with two mortgages.

Sure, it is possible to lower the initial price of your home. However, homeowners should beware. If they continually lower the price of their home, the home may develop a stigma as home buyers wonder what may be wrong with the home to warrant the continual price drops. The best thing you can do to market and sell your home is to price it right from the beginning. This way, your home will sell faster. Who knows, in the right market, with a well-priced home, you may even land more than one offer.

 

Why Your Home May Not Be Worth As Much As You Think

Most homeowners who overvalue their home's worth either confuse their home's sentimental value with its dollar value or they believe that their home is more valuable because of the renovations that they have made.

Unfortunately, buyers do not see the cherished memories when they walk into the home and they certainly do not equate the sentimental value into a monetary sum. Likewise, buyers do not necessarily value all of the renovations the same way that the seller does, and no buyer is willing to pay more than the price of similar homes in the area that have sold recently.

 

The Numbers Don't Lie

What is the best way to price your home? The answer is simple, get the help of a real estate agent. Real estate professionals are able to look at the comparable sales in the area. These recent sales help agents determine what would be the fair market value of the home. This value can help you arrive at a listing price that will be competitive in your home's current market. Agents look at a huge amount of data and variables to arrive at this price. They look at information such as square footage, amenities, floor plans, and more. Additionally, all of the information comes from homes that have sold in your area in the last few months.

Once the agent has collected the list of similar homes and the prices that buyers were willing to pay for them, they are able to make an estimate of what they believe your home will fetch on the current real estate market. Although this number may be less than you hoped, you will be glad when your home sells quickly.


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4 Tips When Buying a Home “For Sale By Owner”
Posted on Fri, 30 Sep 2016, 10:40:00 AM  in Home selling tips
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When searching the housing market, you will definitely find some properties that are for sale by owner (FSBO). You will have the opportunity to meet with the owner personally, making this type of sale more emotional. Remember to keep your eyes on the prize, which is buying the home. Here are four tips that every buyer should know when buying a home FSBO.

 

Eliminate FeesFor Sale By Owner

When buying a home directly from the owner, you could save a lot of money on potential costs, including the agent fees. You and the homeowner will be able to communicate with each other without worrying about the self-interested goals of a Realtor. You can build a rapport with the owner and discuss specific goals pertaining to the sale. You also have a better bargaining opportunity because the seller is not paying commission to a real estate agent, so he can afford to sell the home for less. However, without legal advice, you could encounter many issues, such as being forced into purchasing a home that you do not want.

 

Overpricing

Most homeowners will reject the opinion of local real estate agents, as it pertains to the value of their home. The homeowners will meet with a local Realtor before listing the property, but if they are not satisfied with the pricing strategy, they choose to fly solo. When homeowners sell their home, they are often emotionally attached to the property. As a result, the homeowners overprice the house. Another issue homeowners who fail to detach from their home face is not having a solid plan post-closing, which also leads to overpricing.

You should never purchase a home when the price is off, regardless of how much you like the property. You can also have a real estate agent look at the property for you. A good agent will look at the property with his eyes open, and know exactly what the asking price should be, or have the skills to negotiate a great deal for you.

 

Laws Still Apply

Whether you purchase a home through a real estate company, or a property that is for sale by owner, real estate laws are still upheld. Some of the real estate processes and procedures that still apply when purchasing a home FSBO include:

- Home Inspections
- Performing Repairs
- Disclosing Issues Pertaining to the Home

When these issues arise, the seller is legally required to cooperate. Trust your real estate agent’s judgment, as well as your own gut, to determine if the homeowner is not allowing your due diligence, or if you believe the homeowner is neglecting his duty as a seller. If the home does not feel right, move on to another property.

 

Better Insight

The homeowner will know the neighborhood better than a real estate agent because she has lived in the property. She can give you better insight to the best schools, stores and malls, instead of going by statistics. For example, the school system may have a high score, but the homeowner will know what teachers are the best, and what your child can truly expect. Other examples include the best doctors, the best routes to take to work, and how to maintain the home properly. When you want to know the perks of the community, or more information about the neighbors, a homeowner is better equipped to answer your questions, in comparison to a real estate agent.

Buying a home that is for sale by the owner is not a bad choice, but you should always enlist the help of a real estate agent to ensure you are getting a good deal. These four tips are also beneficial when buying a property that is FSBO.


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Strong Areas in the Canadian Real Estate Market
Posted on Wed, 15 Jun 2016, 10:15:00 AM  in Marketing strategies
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Canada is among the most desirable places to live on Earth. The northern nation is famed for having a clean climate, responsible governance and welcoming people. This combination means that real estate in and around populated areas tends to be very valuable by worldwide standards. Like any large nation different areas of the country will have significantly different property values. Regions always have their own characteristics which will draw a diverse group of individuals to the area. In the following article we will highlight a couple of strong areas of Canada for real estate and how they got that way.

Toronto, Ontario

strong areasWhile many mistake Toronto as the capitol city of Canada it is in fact only a provincial capital. This does not take away from the fact that Toronto is still considered Canada's number one city- something akin to New York City in the United States. Much of the nation's agenda is set in Toronto and as Canada's largest city it holds great sway with the nation as well as globally.

The city is eminently livable and has a great deal to offer even the seasoned world traveler. Much in keeping with Canada's reputation as a hotbed of diversity and free thought you can find nearly any race, culture or creed in Toronto. While the cold weather does have an effect on the prices of real estate it is minor at best.

Much of the outlying city suburbs have been growing in price rapidly due to the increasing amount of immigration to the city. With the diverse immigration patterns comes a number of tourists from across the globe. These tourists are visiting friends and family and reveling in the multicultural paradise that Toronto has become. When tourist revenues go up so do home values. Both commercial and residential real estate have been flourishing in the last few years and this trend shows no signs of abating.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Long known as Canada's second city Vancouver, British Columbia is among the most visited and loved cities on the entire planet. Since Vancouver is located on the West Coast of North America it has an incredibly temperate climate compared to the vast majority of major Canadian cities. The weather is similar to other big name West Coast Cities like Portland and San Francisco.

In addition the fact that Vancouver is so close to Asia is a huge boon to the local real estate market. Over the past 20 something odd years investors from across the globe- but especially East Asia- have been driving up prices to unseen levels all over the city. Chinese immigrants are driving much of the growth but people from countries all over Asia are getting in on the real estate boom.

The fact that people from Vancouver have a mild climate, a great deal of cultural diversity and a relatively free and tolerant atmosphere make it one of the strongest areas of Canadian real estate right now. While past performance is no sure guarantor of future performance it makes sense that Vancouver will continue to prosper over the next few years at least.

Vancouver and Toronto are two of the major standouts in the Canadian real estate market but there are many more bright spots. In order to find the best places try to find a mix of culture and climate- mixing the best of Canada with the best of the rest of the world.


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Avoiding White Elephants
Posted on Mon, 30 May 2016, 10:40:00 AM  in Home buying tips
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The sacred white elephants of southeast Asia were symbols of luxury, but they were expensive to maintain, could not be sold or given away, and could bankrupt their owners. When buying a house, you should take care to avoid being saddled with your own white elephant home by looking carefully for these key signs of the white elephant before you buy.


Time on Market
It's true that it may take several weeks to sell a house, but if a home in a strong market such as Vancouver, Toronto, or Calgary has been sitting unsold for several months, you should be extremely cautious about buying it. There may well be a good reason for why it has not sold, and you don't want to discover the dry rot, crazy neighbors, or a flooded basement after you have already signed the contract.

Too Expensive for Neighbourhood
You find a stunning house, filled with premium upgrades, in a modest suburban neighbourhood. Similar houses in more expensive neighbourhoods sell for paymenrts$650,00, and the house you've just viewed seems a bargain at $550,000. The problem is that the neighbouring houses range from $350,000 to $450,000. Because the house you are viewing is priced to high for its neighbourhood, it will be difficult or impossible to resell.

Too Cheap a Price to be Real
We all love bargains. When you see a house on the market for substantially less than comparable houses in the neighborhood of the same size and age, your impulse is to grab the bargain before anyone else bids on it, but you don't want to buy in haste and regret your purchase in leisure. Although sometimes personal emergencies such as bankruptcies, deaths, illnesses, or career issues cause people to price houses for quick sale, in other cases, the low price may be a sign of some problem affecting the house's underlying value.

Consider the Future
A house is a long-term investment. That means that you need to delve into long-term planning for the neighborhood. You don't want to invest in a house backing on a wonderful nature area, if the area is slated to become a new freeway or construction zone. Even when new construction may increase property values, you may not want to spend a few years enduring the noise and dust of construction, and in the short term, it will be difficult to sell a house in an active construction zone. If the area is currently zoned for single-family homes and is rezoned for multi-family or mixed use, the character of the neighborhood will change. School closings or opening may also affect the desirability of a property. 

Needing Too Much Work
Fixer uppers can be great bargains if you have the skills and patience to do the work yourself, and a good idea of just how much time, money, and effort are entailed. If you have a full-time job or don't have strong do-it-yourself skills and a good collection of tools, an inexpensive fixer-upper can turn into an expensive white elephant, eating up all your free time and spare cash. Before investing in a house that needs work, try to get an accurate estimate of the actual cost of the work involved. In the long run, a more expensive "move-in ready" house may actually be cheaper than a less expensive fixer upper. 

 


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Beautifying your home
Posted on Sun, 15 May 2016, 11:10:00 AM  in Home selling tips,  Marketing strategies,  My services
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Beautifying your homes outside area is one of the surest ways to improve your overall curb appeal. Not only can you customize your property the way you want, but the sheer presence of your renovations can be just what you need to attract buyers when it is time to sell. Performing an outdoor makeover is never easy, and it is recommended for you to hire a landscaper to get started. If it is your first time making the purchase, it is recommended for you to use these following questions when interviewing the professional to learn more about what they can do for you.

Are You Insured?
Begin by asking the professionals if they are bonded and fully insured. This is one of the most important questions to ask because it can give you a good feel for the type of service you will receive. The larger the project, the more crucial it is for you to work with an experienced professional. Ask them about their insurance in order to know that you are protected as well. Landscaping requires the use of heavy machinery and floral expertise, and a lack of knowledge can result in serious liability issues on your property.

How Long Have You Been Working in the Industry?
Get a good feel for how long the expert has been in business. This is important because you want to make sure that your project is in good hands. Ask the experts about their level of experience and determine if it suits the level of involvement your project needs. Smaller plans have more room for error, but if you are planning on a tremendous backyard makeover, speak with an expert who has been working for several years. You do not want to hire a group that is not able to deliver the desired results.

Do You Have a Website?
This is another important question to ask, especially for companies that you learn about by phone or through word-of-mouth. An established website shows that realtorthe company is serious about what they offer. Make sure that they have an office location too, as this shows that they take professional accountability seriously. Be sure to browse through the company website and see what your first impressions are. Take a look at what they offer and what some of their customer testimonials are. Remember that if something does not feel right about the company, you are not required to follow through with your hiring.

Do You Have Industry Experts?
If you have a specific section of the yard that you need taken care of, it is a good idea to consult with an expert first. Speak with a stonework experts if you need to have masonry taken care of, or an arborist if you are planning on expanding your outside designs with trees. There is a specialist for every task, and you want to contact them to make the most of your project. If there are no experts ready to help, ask the available specialists about how experienced they are when it comes to what you need done.

Will You Provide Blueprints and Drawings?
Ask this question if you are interested in a more hands-on approach during the creation process. When you see the blueprints and planned drawings, you are able to have a stronger degree of input on the final outcome. Ask them to keep you informed of the design process and be sure to take a look every now and then to make sure that it is going as desired. Also be sure to ask about any maintenance that you may need to do in the future.

 


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Some Things You Will Want To Accomplish Before Putting Your House Up For Sale
Posted on Sat, 30 Apr 2016, 11:50:00 AM  in Home selling tips,  My services
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Before you make a call to a real estate agent, you might want to make sure that you are taking the time to review the following suggestions. This way, you will not only have an easier time selling the house, but you might just be able to get more money for it. You could use a little extra money, right? 


Get Things Nice And Tidy 
The last thing you want to do is to have people walking through your home while it is a complete mess. However, being clean does not always mean that you are avoiding looking like it is not a mess. Clutter can look very messy and you certainly do not want potential buyers to be distracted by the clutter when they should be looking at your home and imagining how they could fit everything of theirs into the home.

This might mean that you will have to box or bag up a lot of your stuff. And that is okay. You can put some things into a storage unit. Then, you can stage yourfresh home to look as universally inviting as possible. 

Freshen Up With Paint
You do not want potential buyers to come through your home, only to spot dull, dirty, and stained walls. Therefore, you might want to go around your house and add a quick fresh coat of paint to all of the walls. You might also want to consider painting the exterior of your home so that the curb appeal is raised a little. Of course, unless you have tall enough ladders to accomplish that, you might need to consider hiring a professional for the job. 

Give Your Home A Few Updates 
It is important to make sure that you are upgrading as much as you possibly can without having to worry about breaking the bank. Small upgrades, such as replacing the old faucets and doorknobs can really go a long way. Believe it or not, many potential buyers will notice these upgrades it will make a great impression on them. If you want additional advice on the things that you should consider upgrading, you may want to schedule an appointment with a real estate agent. 

He or she will be able to point out some of the simple changes that you can make in order to give your home the best look and feel to it before you attempt to put it up for sale. Just make sure that you are doing everything that you can in order to follow the advice that you are given because that advice should be considered golden. 

Get The Carpets Deep Cleaned 
It is important to make sure that if you have any carpets in your home that they receive a good deep cleaning before a real estate agent brings anyone through there. While there are some carpet cleaners that you can use on your own, you might have a better chance of getting the best results by hiring a professional carpet cleaning company. Sure, it will cost a little bit of money, but the deep cleaning will give your old carpet new life. 

With those few things in mind, you should have a much better idea of the things that you should do before you ever think about officially putting the home on the market. The more you prepare for the selling of your home, the more likely you will be able to get a good amount of money for your home and for everything that you have put into it over the years. You should easily find that it is worth all of the time and effort that you put into getting the home ready to be sold. 

 


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Preparing to Buy Your First Home
Posted on Fri, 15 Apr 2016, 10:45:00 AM  in Home buying tips,  Marketing strategies,  My services
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Owning a home is a dream of many people, but the prospects of actually owning a home can be a little frightening. Purchasing a new home can be an overnight decision, but the preparation that goes into buying that first home will take some time. 


One of the most important aspects of owning a home is applying for a mortgage. Lenders have a set of criteria each applicant must fit before being approved for a mortgage. Income, debt and savings are taken into consideration when applying for a mortgage. It is important to be employed and have a positive employment track record when applying for a mortgage. 

It is also important to not have a large amount of debt. Crunch the numbers first and find out how much of your salary goes to paying down debt such as a car loan or credit cards. It is essential to have a positive debt and bill repayment plan in place. Lenders will use that as an indication of how well you will keep up with mortgage payments. 

A lender will also look at the money you have for a down payment and typically look at least 20% of the purchase price. If you have less than 20% for a down soldpayment a lender may require you to have mortgage insurance. Keep in mind the more you have for a down payment, the lower your mortgage payments will be and the lower interest rate you will pay on that mortgage. 

Lenders will also look at your credit score and may require a certain credit score to qualify for a loan. This is where timely payments for loans, rent, utility bills and other debt come into play. It is important to know your credit score and it is wise to get a copy of that through one of the available credit report services. If your report shows late payments, make sure the credit report is correct and then put yourself on a bill paying plan that includes timely payments.

In addition to mortgage payments, you will be responsible for utilities, maintenance and repairs. Check out the cost of energy to heat a home and get an idea of what a monthly cost might be. Family and friends will be able to help you with that. When thinking about maintenance and repairs, keep in mind there will be yearly maintenance, as well as long term maintenance and repairs. Determine what you can do yourself and what tasks will require hiring a professional. 

When searching for a home, a local real estate agent could be your best friend. Ask friends and family if they have ever dealt with a real estate agent recently and ask if they would recommend them. A good real estate agent will listen to your needs, wants and wishes and help you find a home that meets your criteria, as well as your budget. Drive around the area where you might like to live and look for homes with for sale signs and contact the listed agent. If that home does not fit your needs, the agent will know other homes in the area that will. 

Looking at available homes may include several visits and making an offer. The seller will have a price in mind that they want to get for their home and you will have a price that you will offer. It may take some negotiating so be prepared for the process taking a little bit of time. Always make sure acceptance is contingent on a home and property inspection and you getting a mortgage. If the seller accepts your price and the home and property inspection is positive, you will negotiate a closing date and when you move in.

 


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Pricing a Home: Five Ultimate Tips to Consider
Posted on Wed, 30 Mar 2016, 11:30:00 AM  in Home buying tips,  Marketing strategies,  My services
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One of the hardest things that you may face when selling your home is putting up a price. If you are in a place where the property prices are on the rise, you may be tempted to go for a high price. Realtors warn that this is a wrong move. Appropriately pricing your home right from the onset is critical as it will determine whether the property sells fast and at a good price or otherwise. Overpricing may condemn the house to stagnate in the market which may lead you to make larger discounts thus leading to a lower pricing than originally intended.

Interview a Realtor
Ask around several realtors for a listing agent. Some may suggest a high price for your property to arrest your attention but be aware buyers may not even dollarwant to look into your property while some will not even provide an offer for your home. A qualified realtor gives you a comparative market analysis and explains how you should price your house. He will most likely sell your house at a high price.

Comparative Shopping
Look at the situation from the perspective of the buyer and see how that plays out. Imagine yourself as a customer and see how a house like yours would cost. You will find that most sellers are emotionally tied to their properties, so putting a price objectively on the houses is quite a struggle. Take this move and see how the prices range. It will provide you with an estimate which you can work around.

Reflect on Non-commission Savings
You may want to go it alone when selling your house. Consider the savings you will make since the final price of the property is inclusive of the commission rate. This rate is a certain percentage of the selling price. It is four to six percent of the total price. In a sense, the price is inflated to accommodate this cost. As the seller, price your property at two percent below the market average. 

Try Price-banding
Go out into your neighborhood and make an inventory to find a soft-spot or price band. You must look at all sale prices of houses around you. It is standard practice to bunch up prices. In that, houses sell within certain price ranges. For example, some homes range from between $200,000 - $205,000, while the next set sells from $250, 000 and upwards. Take a chance with the $220,000 price band.

Consider the Inventory
As a seller, it is imperative to understand the laws of supply and demand. You do not want to go into a saturated market and try to sell your house at a sky-high price. Your neighborhood may have over 30 houses selling at one specific time. In such a market, getting the right price for your house may be herculean. Know when to sell. Sell when the supply is low and the demand high. If the demand is high and you are lucky to be in a great neighborhood, your house will fetch a higher price than even what you expected. Cover your entire community and seek advice from an agent.

Getting the selling price right for your property is nightmarish without reliable information on how to go round about it. These pointers should get you covered.

 


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Habits of Effective Home Buyers
Posted on Tue, 15 Mar 2016, 10:00:00 AM  in Home buying tips,  Marketing strategies,  My services,  spare room
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The home buying process is always strenuous and requires a lot of patience. In some cases, buyers run out of patience and give up or decide to settle for a home they don’t really like. There are also instances where after a long hunt, the buyers take it against their agents or the seller trying to cool themselves down. Most of these ugly cases can be avoided as the buyers themselves cause them. If you are a buyer and would like to go through the home buying process without much of a hassle, consider embracing the following habits:


1. Get Pre-Approved For a Loan
Before you begin a home search, find out how much loan you qualify for, and the type of mortgage too. There have been cases of prospective buyers falling in love with a home, and when it comes to approving the loan, they realize they qualify for less. In some states, you can’t submit an offer on a property without attaching a Pre-Qualification Form. Let’s say the dealer has received multiple offers, yours will be put at the bottom if it lacks this important document.

2. State What You Must Have and What You Can’t Have
By telling your real estate agent exactly what you are looking for, you make the search a lot easier. This includes specifying the number of bedrooms, bath homes, or even the neighborhood. This will narrow down the search, and save you time for moving here and there turning down every house that does not suit peopleyour needs.

3. Be Realistic
Set a realistic amount for the purchase. Don’t expect to get a mansion for pennies. Also, depending on the neighborhood, a house in a posh area can go for triple the price of its counterpart in a community surrounded by crimes and natural disasters.

4. Be Flexible
It is crucial to be flexible in the home buying process. If you are not having the house built to your specifications, you are unlikely to encounter a house that perfectly meets your expectations. You may find the perfect home, but you realize the colors or the flooring isn’t quite what pleases you. Know what to do with the things that don’t match your specifications, but don’t walk away hoping to meet the “perfect” house.

5. Be Respectful
When you are viewing potential homes, be respectful and responsible. You may be allowed to look into the closets to see their condition, to turn on the stove, or to flip light switches. Ensure you leave the home exactly as you found it. Don’t bang the doors or leave them wide open. Some sellers may be so much attached to their homes and would wish to leave them in the hands of people who would take care of the home. If you seem irresponsible, they may consider not sealing the deal with you.

6. Have Fun 
Buying a home is a tedious process, but if you choose to have a good time during the process, you will benefit greatly. This again involves your rapport with your agent. Treat your agent with respect and don’t look at him simply as a person you have employed to help you acquire an asset. Some people are hard on their agents such that they can’t have any light moments during the transaction. The agent can go a long way to ensuring you get a great deal as most of them have connections in the real estate market.

Following the above tips strictly makes the home buying process less stressful. To add to the list, choose your team wisely and work with the right people. Be open to your real estate agent to make the house search as easy as ABC.

 


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