Finding the Right Home
Finding Right Home
A home is more than just a collection of rooms and walls. A home is where you live, raise families, entertain, relax and feel safe. So much of your life is spent in your home, choosing the right one for you should be your number one priority.
It is important to consider your priorities and the list of features you are looking for in a home. House Facts Realty will help you define your search parameters and find the ideal properties for you to consider.
Some things you should consider when creating your list are: price, location and your future needs. Everyone is different, and some of us may trade four bedrooms for a big kitchen! A larger backyard may make up for a longer commute to the office. The number of bathrooms may be more important to a growing family, or a single story home might be necessary for someone who has difficulty climbing stairs.
We will help you narrow down the choices and find the property that best suits your needs.
It may be the very first home you look at, or the very last one; but in either case, we will help you find that place you can call “home”!
We also offer you a “House Facts Report” on the property you are considering buying. Please refer to the “Reports” tab on the top of the site for more information.
Making an Offer
One of the most important aspects of buying a home is the negotiation process and this is where House Facts Realty has your back. Utilizing our vast experience as skilled negotiators in and out of the real estate industry, we leverage our combined knowledge of the market with professional leadership and communication skills, laying the foundation for the best possible financial outcome for you.
Homes are selling very fast in this market and you need a Real Estate Company that knows how to get the deal closed. House Facts Realty will be by your side every step of the way, together going through quite a bit of searching and preparation in trying to find the home you wish to purchase.
After being shown the properties available to you based on your initial list of desirable features and narrowed down your options, we will assist you with gathering further information so that you can make the right choice before you make any offers. At this point, you will have found the home you want, and will be commencing the process to proceed with an offer on the property.
There are a number of factors that will affect your decision on what to offer on the property. Market conditions are always a factor. For instance, if it is a “buyer’s” market, you will have some more negotiating room for the property. In a “seller’s” market, you may want to place your best offer up front in order to be the one chosen by the seller.
Also to be considered are the values of the properties around the one you want. These figures are typically called the “comps” or “comparables”. We will show you all of the properties on a list that have closed or are for sale currently in the vicinity of the property you are submitting an offer on. These comps must be analyzed and a realistic value for the property established. There will be an appraisal on the property after you open escrow and often what you are willing to pay for a property and what an appraiser determines as its value are two different numbers!
You will also want to establish the close of escrow date, or date you will actually become the owner, before writing an offer. If you are obtaining a loan, a lender will generally need about 30 days to complete your loan, order and evaluate the appraisal, and furnish the closing documents. If you have been pre-approved, this time frame may shorten. Of course, you will want to give yourself ample time to conduct any inspections on the property prior to your chosen closing date.
You should never enter into an agreement without as much information as possible. Our commitment to providing you with superior expertise and services can be demonstrated by our training and support programs designed to assist you and help you be the most informed buyer you can be.
An offer to purchase property is a legally binding document, and will be explained to you in detail prior to submitting any offers. We want you to be prepared, but also enjoy this exciting experience.