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How To Recognize A Home That Will Hold Its Resale Value

10 May

How To Recognize A Home That Will Hold Its Resale Value

Buyers who are looking for a new home are often very excited.  It is that excitement that can sometimes cloud their judgment when it comes to buying a home that will retain its resale value.  So what can you do to make sure that your excitement does not overcome your good judgment and common sense?

Here are some things to keep in mind when you are trying to buy a home that will retain its resale value.

1.  Location, location, location!  Is this home on a busy street or does it have some other undesirable factor about it?  If so, make sure the price is adjusted accordingly.

2.  Consider all defects that are not correctable.  Things like location, traffic, floor plan etc. Then make sure the selling price reflects these non -correctable items.  Remember, you may have to sell this home with these same defects in the future.  So you don’t want to be left holding the bag.

3.  Does this home suit your long term needs.  If so and you plan on living in the house for a very long time, then resale value may not be as big of a determining factor for you.

4.  Don’t be bullied.  If you are looking in a hot market, don’t overlook the issues that could cause you to lose money if you have to sell in a future market downturn.

5.  Look for a home that has a broad appeal.  A home that is suitable for most people.  One that has a good floor plan and amenities that the majority of people are looking for is important.

6.  Think about the size and the space.  Is this home going to be very expensive to maintain due to its home or yard?  Are there any other factors that could influence someone’s decision to buy.

7.  It is best to buy a home that is in good condition -one that someone clearly took the time to maintain over the years.  Routine maintenance is a huge factor when it comes to future repairs.

8.  Convenience – how convenient is this home to schools, banks, day care centers, shopping, gas and restaurants.

9.  Look for an easy commute – is this home located in an area where the major thoroughfares are easily accessible.  Is there a bus line nearby etc.

10.  Find a home that has a good resale value and not one that is just a good deal.

Talk to your realtor about buying a home that has a good resale value and they will be able to help keep you on the right track.  Resale value should be one of the major deciding factors when buying a home.  Remember, most people do not live in the same house their entire lives.  So plan accordingly!

About the Author:  Millie Gil has been a successful Licensed Realtor for over 25 years in Florida.  Millie is Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group, a boutique agency committed to concierge personalized service for discerning buyers, sellers and renters of residential and commercial properties.  For more information please forward your request to communityinfo@comcast.net

Servicing:  Port St. Lucie, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Vero Beach,  Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce,  Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Palm Coast, Neptune Beach, Amelia Island, Atlantic Beach, Fernandina Beach, Saint Johns, Saint Augustine, Daytona Beach, Fleming Island and New York real estate.

View thousands of listings  www.Northeast-Florida-Relocation.comwww.BoldRealEstateGroup.com,  www.NewYork-Florida-RealEstate.com, www.PGAVillage-Homes.com, www.TheCascadesAtStLucieWest

A Step By Step Guide To Buying A Home by Bold Real Estate Group

10 May

A Step By Step Guide To Buying A Home by Bold Real Estate Group

Do you ever wonder if homeownership is right for you?  Well, let me ask you this;  do you dream about doing your own yard work, home repairs, puttering around in the garage.  If so, then homeownership may be for you.  No one really dreams about paying a monthly mortgage, property taxes, insurance etc.  But actually being a homeowner definitely makes those things very well worth it.

This is your opportunity to have the American Dream of owning your own home.  Putting down roots and starting a family or expanding your current family.  However, the home buying process can seem a bit overwhelming, especially if you have never bought a home before.

Here is a step by step guide to help you in your home buying  journey.

1.  Talk to Millie an experienced Realtor who will help you learn what you need to know about the home buying process.
2.  Decide if you want to keep renting or if you are ready to buy
3.  Check your credit and begin improving your credit score
4.  Make a budget and determine exactly how much you can afford to spend on your new home.  Don’t forget that there will be closing costs and other associated fees in addition to the purchase price of your new home
5.  Study the different types of mortgages and how they work and then decide which one is right for you
6.  Think about where you want to live.  What location is best for you and your family
7.  Do you want to buy a conventional home, a foreclosure, a fixer-upper etc.
8.  You will also need to decide on a mortgage company, home inspector and possibly a real estate attorney or a financial advisor depending on your situation
9.  Research the area you have decided to buy a home.  Drive through the neighborhood at varying hours, check the current prices of the available homes and notate their condition.
10.  Check the crime statistics for that neighborhood
11.  Does the neighborhood have the conveniences you are going to need, such as child care, your bank, your favorite grocery stores and restaurants etc.
12.  How far is your chosen area from where you work now and where you may potentially be working in the future?
13.  Talk to your chosen realtor about supplying you with some home listings that meet your specified criteria
14.  Once you have looked through the home listings, let Millie know which ones you would like to look at
15.  After you have chosen a house, your realtor will help you submit an offer
16.  Be prepared to negotiate the deal
17.  After your offer has been approved, you will need to set up a home inspection
18.  You will now need to get your mortgage loan approved
19.  Set a closing date and then close on your new home
20.  Now all you have to do is get moved and enjoy the home of your dreams

This seems like a lot to go through and it is;  but all you have to do is call Millie and let her do the rest.  Millie  will walk you through each and every step  of the home buying process and let you know exactly what to do and when.  So don’t sweat the details and stay in close communication with Millie and they will make sure things go as smoothly as possible every step of the way!

About the Author:  Millie Gil has been a successful Licensed Realtor for over 25 years in Florida.  Millie is Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group, a boutique agency committed to concierge personalized service for discerning buyers, sellers and renters of residential and commercial properties.  For more information please forward your request to communityinfo@comcast.net

Servicing:  Port St. Lucie, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Vero Beach,  Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce,  Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, Palm Coast, Neptune Beach, Amelia Island, Atlantic Beach, Fernandina Beach, Saint Johns, Saint Augustine, Daytona Beach, Fleming Island and New York real estate.

View thousands of listings  www.Northeast-Florida-Relocation.comwww.BoldRealEstateGroup.com,  www.NewYork-Florida-RealEstate.com, www.PGAVillage-Homes.com, www.TheCascadesAtStLucieWest

Realty Times – Five Musts Before You List Your Home

10 May

Realty Times – Five Musts Before You List Your Home.

Serving Locally and Globally.  View thousands of new and resale homes:  www.Northeast-Florida-Relocation.comwww.BoldRealEstateGroup.com,  www.NewYork-Florida-RealEstate.com, www.PGAVillage-Homes.com a Golf Style Private Community,  www.TheCascadesAtStLucieWest.com  a 55+ Resort Lifestyle Community, www.HealthcareRelocationServices.com

Realty Times – Ask the HOA Expert

8 May

Realty Times – Ask the HOA Expert.

Serving Locally and Globally.  View thousands of new and resale homes:  www.Northeast-Florida-Relocation.comwww.BoldRealEstateGroup.com,  www.NewYork-Florida-RealEstate.com, www.PGAVillage-Homes.com a Golf Style Private Community,  www.TheCascadesAtStLucieWest.com  a 55+ Resort Lifestyle Community, www.HealthcareRelocationServices.com

Realty Times – Fixed Mortgage Rates Hold Near Record Lows

8 May

Realty Times – Fixed Mortgage Rates Hold Near Record Lows.

Serving Locally and Globally.  View thousands of new and resale homes:  www.Northeast-Florida-Relocation.comwww.BoldRealEstateGroup.com,  www.NewYork-Florida-RealEstate.com, www.PGAVillage-Homes.com a Golf Style Private Community,  www.TheCascadesAtStLucieWest.com  a 55+ Resort Lifestyle Community, www.HealthcareRelocationServices.com

 

Realty Times – Understanding Appraisals

8 May

Realty Times – Understanding Appraisals.

Serving Locally and Globally.  View thousands of new and resale homes:  www.Northeast-Florida-Relocation.comwww.BoldRealEstateGroup.com,  www.NewYork-Florida-RealEstate.com, www.PGAVillage-Homes.com a Golf Style Private Community,  www.TheCascadesAtStLucieWest.com  a 55+ Resort Lifestyle Community, www.HealthcareRelocationServices.com

Realty Times – Real Estate Outlook: Sales Declined in March

4 May

Realty Times – Real Estate Outlook: Sales Declined in March.

Serving Locally and Globally.  View thousands of new and resale homes:  www.Northeast-Florida-Relocation.comwww.BoldRealEstateGroup.com,  www.NewYork-Florida-RealEstate.com, www.PGAVillage-Homes.com a Golf Style Private Community,  www.TheCascadesAtStLucieWest.com  a 55+ Resort Lifestyle Community, www.HealthcareRelocationServices.com

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