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Additional Buyer PDF Reports
Below are some downloadable real estate reports about buying a home or cottage. Although these reports provide some general information to get you started, every buyer and situation is unique. So your best option is to contact Team Marshall to discuss your personal real estate goals and your property search criteria for your Parry Sound or Cottage Country property.
8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home
You’ve been saving for a while, weighing your options, looking around casually. Now you’ve finally decided to do it – you’re ready to buy a house. Buying a new home can be incredibly exciting yet stressful all at once. Where do you start?
Buy or Sell First?
If you are considering looking for a new house, and are a current home-owner, then chances are you’re wondering what your strategy should be: do you wait to find the perfect new home before you put your current home on the market, or do you sell first and then look around? You have a few options. Use the following as a guide to explore what might be the best move for you.
Buying a Home: What Expenses to Expect
Budgeting for a new home can be tricky. There are mortgage installments and the down payment to consider, but there are also other – sometimes unexpected – expenses to add to the equation. The last thing you want is to be caught financially unprepared, blindsided by taxes and other hidden costs on closing day.
Hire the Right Agent, For the Right Reasons: 8 Questions to Ask
Finding a real estate agent who is right for you requires doing homework and asking the right questions. Choosing an agent is a decision that could ultimately cost or save you thousands of dollars. Remember that the individual you choose will handle almost every maneuver in the biggest financial investment of your life. Experience, interests, and expertise vary from agent to agent, so you should be asking very specific questions to align your own needs with the abilities of an appropriate representative.
Home Inspections: Top Ten Problems
Each homebuyer has different ideas of what will constitute the ideal home; these notions are often based on particular aesthetic preferences. But one thing that unites all potential homebuyers is the desire to find a fundamentally sound home – in areas beyond the immediate sweep of the eye – that will provide a safe, comfortable, and efficient foundation for their life behind a new door.
How to Set an Offer Price
No set equation determines how you’ll reach an offer price. Rather, the process involves research and comparison that vary with each situation. You’ll need to look at sales of comparable properties and factor in additional data such as the condition of the property, the current market, and seller circumstances. With this information in hand, you can determine a fair price range and, from there, establish the price you’re willing to offer.
Know the Market before You Buy
The asking prices of most homes on the market indicate the current state and usually mirror the prices for which other similar homes in the area have recently sold. In deciding upon a selling price, a home seller must establish a balance between the desire to draw the highest offer and finding a price that will be reasonable enough to attract an appropriate pool of prospects and competitive offers. While most selling agents counsel their clients to consider this equation when pricing homes and cottages, keep in mind that not all properties are not properly priced.
7 Things to Look for in a New Neighbourhood
Whether seeking solace, activity, schools, churches, or green space, every homebuyer looks for a different combination of attributes in a new community. Choosing a neighbourhood that suits your needs and wants is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the home-buying process; your choice of environment will affect how you experience your new home.
Stop Paying Your Landlord!: Own Your Own Home
The thousands of dollars in rent you’ve already paid to your landlord may be a staggering figure – one you don’t even want to think about. Buying a house just isn’t possible for you right now. And it isn’t in your financial cards for the foreseeable future. Or is it? The situation is widespread: countless people feel trapped in home rental, pouring thousands of dollars into a place that will never be their own – yet they think they cannot produce a down payment for a home to escape this rental cycle. However, putting the buying process into motion isn’t nearly as impossible as it may seem. No matter how dire you believe your financial situation to be, several little-known facts may be key to helping you step from a renter’s rut to a home-owning paradise!
Tips for the Moving Process
It’s official: you’ve signed the papers, dotted all the i’s and crossed the t’s – you own a new home! You’ve almost reached the end of your journey. However, now, faced with the daunting task of moving, it may seem like the journey has just begun. Moving can be a time-consuming and stressful experience if you let yourself be overwhelmed by the job. Remember, having a successful move means taking care of the details individually. If you break the process down into steps and arrange your time accordingly, you can make it manageable.
Top Legal Mistakes to Avoid
Buying or selling a house seems to involve a million details. It is important that you educate yourself on as many parts of this process as possible – this knowledge could mean the difference of thousands of dollars in the long run. The legal issues involved are often intricate, ranging from common knowledge to subtle details that might escape the untrained eye. If not handled properly, any of these issues could develop into larger problems.