Happy New Year from all of us at Century 21 Colonial Realty! Hoping you had a chance to take a few moments to reflect on 2011 and to ponder what lies ahead in 2012.
For some of you, 2012 is the year you will buy or sell a property and make a major change in your life and the lives of your family. This is a very exciting time, but with the excitement comes the stress that every buyer and seller experiences. Don't go through unnecessary stress, start by planning ahead. If you intend to sell your home in the spring, don't leave the home improvements to the spring as well. Make a list and pick away at them now. Call a Realtor and ask them to have a look at your home before you are ready to list. They can tell you what you should do to make your home most marketable.
Before you plan to buy, check out lenders, understand mortgage rates and where you stand in terms of your credit rating. Talk to a Mortgage Specialist and get pre approved for a mortgage. The rate can sometimes be held for you for as long as 120 days.
Simply understanding the complete process of buying or selling will remove stress from you. Going into it without that knowledge and learning as you go can make buying and selling a lot more work and stress than is necessary. Contact one of our Realtors and Mortgage Specialists and meet to discuss the complete process so your transition is a smooth one.
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