Buying a home is an exciting -- and often overwhelming -- experience. You've met with your lender, determined your price range, and made a list of must-haves for your next home. Now your agent is sending you listings that fit your criteria and you're thrilled about scheduling showings so you can see them in person. But after touring a handful of houses, things can become a blur. Fear not. We've got a simple House Hunting spreadsheet that will help you keep track of it all.
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Are You Ready to Buy a Home? Tasks to Complete Before Starting Your Home Search [Printable Checklist]
Have you ever thought about living in a new place? When you stop to think about whether or not you're ready to buy a home, several things may come to mind -- finances, location, desired criteria -- and it may add up so overwhelmingly that you talk yourself out of purchasing a home. Don't let it! We've designed a one-page, super manageable checklist that you can follow to determine if you are ready to buy a home now.
How (and When) to Find a Mortgage Lender
Are you thinking of buying a home? How do you know when is a good time, and how do you find a lender that you trust to guide you through the borrowing process? We work with home buyers every day who come to us with questions just like these, so we have put together this bit of advice.
Harrisonburg Real Estate Market Report: August 2015
The Harrisonburg and Rockingham County real estate market is experiencing some sweet positive trends this year. Sales are up mightily across the board, new listings are holding strong, and contracts are on the rise. Happy sellers and active buyers are creating a pleasant local market. Our infographic shows you how!
How To Pack Up & Move Out of Your Home: A Two-Month Timeline [with printable checklist]
Woohoo! You've found "the one" and your home search is over! You just signed a contract to buy the house, but now what happens?? Getting ready to move can be overwhelming and stressful, but thankfully the anticipation of living in a new place pushes you onward. And, BONUS, we help our clients with this everyday, so we know exactly what you need to do to get from point A to point B!
How Does a Real Estate Agent Get Paid?
A real estate market couldn't survive without property, right? So here's how it works. A homeowner (or landowner) wants to sell. The property gets put on the real estate market at a specified price, with an agreement to pay any real estate agents involved in the transaction a percentage of the final sales price.