Real estate is still one of the best investments you can make!
Despite recent slowdowns in some markets, housing remains a good long-term investment, and demographic demand favors housing over the long term.
Homeownership offers immediate benefits and long-term value. Homeowners accumulate wealth for the future while enjoying the benefits of a shelter that they can use, improve and sell.
Reasons Why You Should Stop Renting
• Continual rent increases
• No economic security, and no certainty about how much your rent may go up in the next
• No price appreciation
Is Now The Right Time For Your New Home?
What’s the first step?
The best way to start is to work with a professional who can guide you and help you understand the opportunities in your local real estate market as you take that important first step. I can help whether you’re buying or selling a home.
When Buying a Home:
There are a few general rules of thumb that I can guide you
through. Eliminating your fear, uncertainty and doubt is clearly one of my primary goals.
• Begin your home search process by eliminating what type of homes you do not
want. Look at all styles and sizes of homes. Shopping online is a great way to help
determine what your ‘ideal’ home is.
• Figure out how much home you can afford. Determine whether this purchase will be
for a ‘starter’ or ‘long-term’ home. This will help determine what type of mortgage is
best suited for your needs.
I will provide you with the information that you need to make an educated decision. And interest rates are low right now, indicating that it is truly a great time to buy!
When Selling a Home
I will analyze the current market conditions, recent sales, and expired listings to give you a realistic assessment of your home’s value and recommend some proven strategies for preparing your home for sale.
Let’s Look At What You Can Afford
I will help you get a general idea of your buying power in today’s market. Remember that income, debt, credit history, credit scores and financing needs are also factors that impact what you can afford.