07/05/06 @ 04:37:11 pm by admin
One of the most important decisions people make is the purchase of real estate for the family home. Buying a home is often a consumer's biggest investment so it is important to do your homework before purchasing.
Many people do not realize that they are able to purchase a home. If you are considering a home purchase, be sure to investigate the available programs that may make it easier for you to purchase a home.
Buying a Home
Before making an offer on a house, homebuyers should take their entire situation into account. Buyers must consider whether they are ready to buy, how much they can afford, and what type of property will satisfy the family's needs. If you are married with children, be sure to investigate the schools in the area if your children will be attending public school.
Selling a Home
If you are selling a home you will generally sign a listing agreement with the listing broker. The agreement sets the listing term, the seller's preferred sales price, and the commission rate. Most of these conditions are negotiable, including the commission.
Selling a home takes considerable work and some decisions will need to be made after considering market conditions. A seller will need to decide whether to make repairs, or sell it as it stands. Keep in mind that a seller must make certain disclosures about the condition of the property in New York. A seller must also consider what personal property will be included in the sale, what is the appropriate asking price, and what is the lowest acceptable price.
Preparing the Offer
In determining an initial offer, a buyer should consider many factors such as the advertised price, the amount of the down payment, the amount of the monthly payments, and market conditions. The buyer must also consider whether the purchase is going to be contingent on the sale of a current home.
The agreement to sell between a buyer and seller of real estate must be in writing. The terms of the purchase contract are typically negotiated through a series of offers and counteroffers until an agreement is reached.
Once a contract is executed, the buyer should be prepared to do an immediate home inspection, make a purchase money deposit, and complete the financing. The seller should be prepared to update the search and survey.
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