When buying a house, your real estate agent will handle a lot of the paperwork and help with things like managing your house search, writing up your purchase agreement and of course negotiating a house price when you enter a purchase agreement. They will negotiate with the seller on your behalf. But, you will ultimately make the final decision on everything in the purchase agreement. That’s why it pays to know what goes into negotiating a house price. Here are eight important tips for your negotiations.
When you find a house you want, how to make an offer on a house becomes extremely important to getting it. Your real estate agent’s expertise plays an important role in the process. Your offer should set you apart from other potential buyers without paying more than necessary. With so many factors to consider, here are the important steps to take when making an offer.
The Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP) Jacksonville Chapter, Homes for Heroes real estate specialists, Mario Gonzalez and Susan Severson, and the Homes for Heroes Foundation came together to present former U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Clay County firefighter, Jeremy McKay and his wife Tanya, a $5,000 hero grant to assist their family with housing and emergency financial needs.
In 2018, our caring community of real estate and mortgage specialists excelled at our mission to thank every hero. Their commitment to the Homes for Heroes Circle of Giving and the services they provide our heroes is unparalleled. A select group of Homes for Heroes affiliate real estate and mortgage specialists went above and beyond for the heroes in their community.
We are honored to present each of these extraordinary Homes for Heroes affiliates with 2018 Homes for Heroes Affiliate Awards in recognition of their committed effort to the mission of Homes for Heroes, for representing our core values, and for providing exceptional service and Hero Rewards® savings to the heroes in their community.
Your house searching probably began online, browsing listings to see what is available and what they cost. If you’re looking for a competitive edge, you’ve come to the right place. Consider this: the average home buyer will spend over four months house searching before they actually buy. During that time you will compete with other home buyers to get the house you really want. To keep you from wasting time looking at less than desirable houses, and get you ready to take action when you find the right house, here are four important house searching tips to help you beat out other home buyers.
As you begin the home buying process, one of the questions your real estate agent will ask is, “What are you looking for in a home?” It seems like a simple enough question, but there are many variables to consider. Knowing what to look for when buying a house, allows you to narrow down your house search. It will save you valuable time and help you find the right house for you and your family. The best exercise is to download the Homes for Heroes home buying checklist and follow this 3 step process.
You’ve heard it before; location, location, location. When deciding where to purchase a house, the location should play a big part in your decision-making. The first thing to decide is what city or town will be the best for your new home, then you can start drilling down to find the ideal neighborhood or community. There are four main factors to consider when deciding where to live: convenience, safety, amenities and cost. You will need to size things up for you, a spouse, kids, pets or anyone else who will live in your home. Here’s a look at each factor, why they’re so important to finding the right home, and some resources to help answer, “Where should I live?”
The Homes for Heroes Foundation’s mission is to help American heroes in dire need as it pertains to housing or emergency financial assistance. The mission of the Veterans Center of North Texas is to assist Veterans with locating information, training, and if necessary, housing or financial relief. In January, the Homes for Heroes Foundation and Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Sharon Phillips, presented a $5,000 check to the Veterans Center of North Texas to help some of our struggling Veterans.
When it comes to buying a house, many people immediately picture the standard single-family home. These homes have largely become synonymous with the American dream. But these aren’t the only types of houses on the market. From condos to co-ops, other types of houses offer benefits that many people overlook. To help you find the right fit for you and your family, here’s a look at the most common types of houses and the potential each type offers home buyers.
To get approved for a mortgage when buying a house or refinancing, your lender will look at how you use credit and manage debt to determine if you are financially responsible. This is important because the type of loan and interest rate you receive for your mortgage loan depends largely on your credit score and credit history report. But what’s a good credit score to buy a house, and what is the minimum credit score to refinance? Here is some information about credit scores to help you answer those questions, as well as some credit repair tips to keep your financial health strong in 2019.