Thanks to Homes for Heroes mortgage specialist, Jillian Burry, who nominated Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) to receive a $5,000 hero grant from the Homes for Heroes Foundation. The grant allowed STEP to help several military families in the San Diego, Southern California area receive the assistance they needed to stay in their home and make progress toward financial self-sufficiency.
In the real estate world, the list price of a home is somehow both extremely important and ultimately meaningless. Yes, buyers use price as a major factor in their home search, and sellers and agents spend lots of time figuring out what a home is worth to develop a good pricing strategy. But in the end, the list price is just a jumping off point as you enter negotiating house price with the buyer. The actual sale price will be determined during the negotiation process. While this can be a bit intimidating to some home sellers, it’s a crucial part of selling your home. Here are some tips for how to get the upper hand in negotiations and come away with the best price for your house.
Selling a house for the first time can bring lots of unexpected challenges, and depending on the market you’re in, it can take longer than you would like. But closing day is the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s the time when you’ll finally be able to consider your home officially sold and the selling process completed. While you may remember paying closing costs as a buyer, there are closing costs for sellers as well. To make sure everything goes smoothly and to help you save as much money as possible, here’s everything you need to know about closing costs for sellers.
Did you know that one of the biggest reasons that real estate transactions fail is because of a low appraisal? The buyer’s lender typically won’t issue a loan for more than the appraised value. So, when you sell your home, it’s critical you do everything you can to increase the appraised value as much as possible. But how exactly do you do that? And what exactly is a home appraisal anyway? Here’s everything you need to know about how to prepare for a home appraisal.
When selling a house, it’s all about putting your best foot forward and making your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Staging and other elements can make your home look its best. But when it comes to the structural components of the house, buyers aren’t going to just take your word for it. Most real estate transactions involve a home inspection where a professional combs through your house to check for any potential issues. This can be a bit nerve-wracking, especially if you have an older home. But it’s an important part of selling a house, and one you really need to understand to get the best price for your home. To make sure the entire process goes according to plan, here’s everything you need to know to prepare for a home inspection.
If you think back to when you bought your house, you may remember working with a title company. They were the intermediary working with all parties to handle the nitty gritty details of the deal. You probably hired a title company because you wanted to make sure there were no issues with the property you were buying. But now that you’re on the other side of the equation, you may be asking, “What does a title company do for the seller?” It turns out, they actually do a lot from open escrow to facilitating your closing day. To help you prepare for the process, let’s take a look at what a title company does to help you sell your home.
The Homes for Heroes Foundation donated $5,000 to the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) to help finance 18 flights for service members like Sergeant Major, Ben (active duty Army Special Forces). In SGM Ben’s case, the flight allowed him to take a break from his inpatient rehabilitation in Virginia to visit his family in Florida for a few days.
Through the Erie Community Foundation and the Hamot Health Foundation, the Homes for Heroes Foundation was able to donate a $5,000 Hero Grant to support local volunteer firefighter, Luther Jones with the loss of his three children in a devastating Erie daycare fire.
Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, D’Ann Faught, and the Homes for Heroes Foundation presented a $5,000 grant to Hero Dogs Inc. to assist in training special service dogs who will care for American heroes. The organization is committed to serving disabled heroes because they believe their service dogs can improve the hero’s quality of life at no cost to the hero.
Are you ready for the kids to be back in school or do you prefer the summer vacation way of life? Regardless, times are changing soon for families across the country as kids head back to school. That means some things need to get done so your family is prepared. To make going back to school 2019 easier, we’ve assembled 14 helpful tips to get the family ready and save you some money!