How Can A Pre-Approval Simplify Your Home Search?
If you're thinking about buying, how do you find out how much home you can actually afford? This is a question we get all the time, and would love to answer for you.
The very first thing to do if you want to buy a home is to get pre-approved. The pre-approval is free, and you can figure out exactly how much house you can afford.
Once you have been pre-approved, you can begin looking at all your financial options and figure out the plan that works best for your needs. Often, you will be approved for more than you can really afford, and that's fine - once you know the size of the loan, we can help you determine what amount you can comfortably make payments on each month.
We want to know exactly what you need and what your dreams are. Our goal is to get on the same page as you in order to help you achieve your personal and financial goals. For us, it's not just about getting you into a house, but finding you the ideal home that will fit your needs for years to come.
If you want a full team of experts at your disposal to help you make the best buying and selling decisions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We would love to hear from you!
What Should You Do to Prepare Your Home for Winter?
Today we are excited to discuss an important topic that you need to know about this time of year. It’s important to be prepared for winter so you don’t have any big costs or repairs to do during the long, cold months ahead. We’ve got 5 great ways that you can winterize your home, and here they are:
1. Have your furnace looked at by a professional.
2.Look at the weather stripping around your windows and doorways, make sure it’s sealed tight.
3. Disconnect any hoses out from the side of your house so you don’t have to deal with any frozen pipes.
4. Clean your gutters out to prevent them from freezing. This will help protect siding and roof issues.
5. If you have outdoor fountains or sprinkler systems, drain and cover those.
These are just a few of the things you can do to keep your home in tip-top shape throughout the winter. If you have any questions for us, or are thinking about buying or selling yourself, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!
Why Winter Is a Good Time to Sell
Today, we'll go over selling your property in the winter season. The conventional wisdom is that you shouldn't sell your home in the winter because no one wants to buy a home and move during the holidays. However, we've seen that winter is one of the best times to sell and get top dollar.
Why? It's a simple matter of supply and demand. Due to the conventional wisdom out there, many people opt to wait and sell in spring or even take their homes off the market during the fourth quarter. This leads to a shortage of inventory.
No one wants to move during the holiday season. Those that move during winter do so because they have to. Maybe they are a military family. Perhaps, they've been transferred by their employer and need to move in by the end of the fiscal year, which is December 31st. These buyers are highly motivated. Since there aren't as many homes available for sale, you can get the most amount of motivated buyers with the least amount of competition!
In the winter, you will most likely spend fewer days on the market, and your overall sales price can go up because of the highly motivated buyers. If you're thinking of selling your home or if you have any other questions for us, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!