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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 9:34am. 380 Views, 0 Comments.
Once you have decided to purchase a home, the next big question becomes “How much can I afford?” While there are no simple answers to this question, there are a few things you should keep in mind when trying to determine how much you can afford to pay for your home.
As a general rule of thumb, most financial experts recommend purchasing a home that costs no more than 2 to 2 ½ times your gross annual household income. Kevin Koitz of The Koitz Group recommends, "If your gross annual household income is $50,000 per year, you should look at homes that cost anywhere from $100,000 to $125,000. Therefore, if you have a large down payment or if you have relatively few additional debts, you may be able to afford a home with a larger price tag."
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 9:30am. 497 Views, 0 Comments.
Even with Bad Credit, Buying a Home is Possible It is no secret that housing loans have become more difficult to obtain every since the housing crash. If you hope to get your loan easily, you need to have excellent credit, a low debt-to-income ratio, a large down payment and a steady source of income.
Still, does this mean you can’t get a home loan if you do not have all of these things to offer? Fortunately for those with bad credit due to bankruptcy or foreclosure, it is still possible to get a home loan. To make your dream of homeownership a reality, however, you will need to take certain steps to show potential lenders that you are a serious buyer who is prepared to handle the responsibility of homeownership.
So, how can you prove that…
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 at 9:59am. 6920 Views, 2 Comments.
Understanding Property Management Fees
Los Angeles and Orange County property management companies are numerous and the services they offer are varied. Perhaps even more varied than their services, are their fees. For a homeowner who has never contracted a property management company to manage their rental in the past, determining the “real” cost of property management services can be a daunting task.
I have always told my clients that using price as the primary determination of what property management company to entrust your rental property with, is almost as silly as price shopping for a brain surgeon. This of course does not mean that price is not important. It just means that it should not be weighted as heavily as the company’s…
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 at 9:25pm. 1172 Views, 0 Comments.
About the Author: www.calgarylistings.com Crystal Tost is an experienced award winning residential real estate agent located in Calgary, AB. Crystal has a passion for technology and loves to keep on the cutting edge of the latest trends in her local real estate market.
Garage or No Garage: That is the Question
Much like the kitchen, garages have evolved into one of the most important pieces of real estate in the U.S. household. Changing lifestyles and family dynamics have sparked the evolution of both rooms, which suffered some serious stereotyping throughout the 20th century. Kitchens were hot, secluded space ruled by housewives, and garages were hot, secluded space ruled by dear-old dad. Today, the kitchen is the heartbeat of the home and a…
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 at 1:09pm. 5800 Views, 2 Comments.
While Wilmington Goes up...Kure Beach Stuck in Rip CurrentAs you know a Wilmington NC real estate side was added to JustNewListings.com. It includes areas such as Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach...you get the idea. So here's a quick update on Kure Beach real estate sales. They are going counter their local market of the greater Wilmington area:
Hi! I’m Jay Seville, the Team Leader for JustNewListings.com in Wilmington North Carolina and I also own, JustNewListings.com Reality in Washington DC at Northern Virginia. But -- So there’s no misunderstanding, I am local to Wilmington and I hang my hat with Wilmington real estate 4U. I wanted to go – the first time I believe I’ve done this on this blog a video update of the…
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 3:40pm. 7052 Views, 0 Comments.
Buying Foreclosures If you are looking for a way to get a great deal on a new house, you may want to consider purchasing a foreclosure. After all, it is no secret that foreclosures are typically priced at well below the price of comparable homes on the market. Still, before you get your heart set on saving a bunch of money with the help of a foreclosure purchase, it is important to learn a bit more about the process of buying foreclosures. Whether looking for Colorado condos, or a new home in Great Falls Virginia, you can be sure to get the best deal possible and to be happy with the end results.
Many people fail to realize that there are actually various stages of foreclosure during which you may purchase a home. Depending on the stage of…
Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 5:11pm. 1573 Views, 1 Comments.
Clarendon Condo Sales Explode and Prices do the "Spring Bump"
I write regularly about how the best time to buy...if the home you want it avail is mid-Nov to end of January as the prices go up in the Spring. That trend for Arlington Virginia condos has begun.
If you generically google "best time of the year to buy a condo" a piece I wrote about 5 years ago is still #2 in the search results. Cool.
# of Pending Clarendon Condo Contracts Jumps Bigtime
So condos under contract have gone from 24 to 52 from February 2012 to March 2012. Most contracts I've written and negotiated for buyers in Arlington VA have involved multiple offers against competing buyers. This is why it is critical to have an agent that knows how to win against competing offers. …
Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 3:54pm. 942 Views, 0 Comments.
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Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 8:41pm. 947 Views, 1 Comments.
The Open House Issue from Lakewood Ranch Country Club East to Great Falls Virginia
Guest Post by Marc Rasmussen:
Many home sellers automatically assume that their realtor will be holding one or several open houses as part of the marketing strategy to sell their home in Great Falls Virginia. In fact, most sellers become frustrated if their realtor doesn't schedule at least one open house shortly after they sign with the agent and the home is listed on the market. But if a home owner is wondering, why isn't my realtor doing open houses, it may simply be because the realtor is a savvy professional who knows that doing open houses does little to help sell the property. Research proves that open houses are responsible for only one in every hundred home…
Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 4:15pm. 1132 Views, 0 Comments.
My Extreme Bookends Experience in Real Estate and Thoughts on 2012
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