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Rent to own …What’s that about??

rentoownThere are many reasons why a person would not or can not take the traditional route to home ownership.  Credit issues, not enough funds for a down payment, new to the area, tired of living in an apartment or numerous other reasons. If you’re not quite ready to purchase right out then there is another option for you.  You may be able to Rent/Lease to Own a home!  This means that you able to pick out a home that interests you and instead of purchasing it you would rent it.  If you really love the home and become ready to purchase you have the option to buy the home usually after the first year.  There are specific guidelines about which homes are eligible and other criteria about the program,  but once we have our consultation we can go over everything together.  Contact me today to find out further details!

Don’t Replace Your Real Estate Agent With The Internet

863d82dffff75c97b0c54b4e690b1659With the influx of new technology and web based solutions, it isn’t a surprise that everything is moving fast into the era of the internet. From sites like Uber to Grubhub, we generally can pull up our phones or laptops to order what we want with ease. And with every industry being revolutionized by technology, the same methods are “attempting” to be applied to the real estate industry.

We could all agree that the simplification of the process through paperwork would be much appreciated by agents and buyers/sellers alike; but the attempt of replacing the agent by sites like Zillow and other third party resources, can lead to a snowball affect of disaster. Think about real estate being smack dab in the middle of fast food and a doctor. You can use your mobile device to quickly place your order for a $20 meal, but when it comes to getting a surgery, you’ll want to put that phone down and visit a professional. Now think of your real estate agent being in the middle of all of that. You can use your devices to look for a home, look at market data the way you look at WebMD, knowing not to take it too seriously because you need a real professional’s input, but it’s fun and gives you a general idea of what to expect. But there in lies the issue, the data online is an oversimplified version of what goes into the process of buying and selling. The same way it oversimplifies medical diseases and surgeries, you’d still expect to get a professional’s diagnosis.

Although a real estate agent isn’t quite like a doctor, the industry in it’s legalities, contracts, and processes is similar in the sense that it needs to be taken seriously. Looking for a house online and wanting to put an immediate offer on one can be exciting and fun, but the issues that require a professional’s guidance comes after the initial contract is written up and the hard work comes into place to actually make the home your own. Same for sellers, if you decide to put your home on the market and want a website that will give you an automatic offer, how do you know you’re not being taken advantage of in the price? But most importantly, how do you know you’re not being taken advantage of in other aspects of the contract? Because there is a lot more to the sale of the home then just agreeing on a number.

The next time you’re digging through public sites for homes for sale, and getting instant home valuation estimates, keep in mind that this is a simple process to give you an idea of your market. A very general idea. But after you’ve found the perfect house, or after you’ve decided that the numbers make some sense for you to sell, call your favorite real estate agent and make sure they give you a more detailed look into the market and assist you through the full process, not just the exciting first parts. Because it’s going to be in the middle of a contract when the lending is falling apart, or negotiations can’t be made on repairs and emotions are at an all time high, that you are going to wish you had put down your laptop and had an agent fighting for you by your side. Use the internet, have fun with it’s amazing resources, but don’t let it replace your agent. We aren’t in an age, just yet, where technology can do everything a professional can.

 

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Why Rent When you Can Buy!!

Home ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. Yet a large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer reports believe this is an issue because of a buyer’s lack of trust in their ability to purchase. It is still a long standing notion that a buyer needs 20% towards the cost of the home in order to move forward, but this isn’t true. With countless down payment assistant programs, and closing cost roll-ins, a home owner could move in with as little as a few hundred to a couple thousand dollars. Which is a huge difference in the time it takes to save up to make the move.

With interest rates at an all time low, home ownership in today’s market is a great investment. The money saved over a mortgage’s lifespan can result in tens of thousands of dollars, if not hundreds. That’s more money in your pocket today. Don’t wait to buy when interest rates soar again. With low interest rates, that means your monthly mortgage payments are at a significantly lower cost, as well. With such a heated housing marketing, rental prices are soaring, and statistics are constantly showing that home ownership can be equivalent to your rental rate each month, if not less. Why get stuck in a small 2 bedroom apartment, if you can move into a home a pay a monthly rate that is the same, and get a 3 bedroom house with a great backyard?

There is also a fear that a home can keep you “stuck” or “rooted” to one place, without an easy transition out if you decide to move. Although the future of the housing market isn’t easily predictable from location to location, you can always discuss with your agent about buying a home in an area that has a strong turn-over rate when a home hits the market. The equity build up when it comes time to selling is going to be far more beneficial, than if you put money into a rental and decided to move. The money from selling the property can be used to purchase a new home. With renting, there would be no additional funds to transition into a new place.

Now imagine if you were renting a home for $2000/month. If your landlord is renting to make a profit, think how much less you’d be paying on a monthly basis towards your mortgage, if the home was yours. Then you wouldn’t be paying a landlord to profit off of you, you’d be paying a reasonable rate, and get to call the property your own. Contact me today discuss the steps you need to take towards home ownership, you might be happily surprised about the type of home you can afford to move into.  Fill out the contact form below to get started.

 

 

Let’s find your dream home together!

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When is the best time to sell…

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Right now… it’s that simple.

  • the housing market is booming
  • we have lots of buyers searching
  • interest rate are at an all time low
  • and most important …you can get THE BEST PRICE for your home!!

Give me a call today at 678-805-7653.  I can tell your how much your home may be worth.

Visit http://www.listyourgahome.com to view some of the homes I have sold

 

Introducing The WoodLyn Team of Virtual Properties Realty

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Introducing this dynamic duo of Keisha Woodbine & Leslene Lynch of Virtual Properties Realty. These ladies have the the know-how and skill to get the job done!! Call the WoodLyn Reatlor Team today @ 678.744.KEYS(5397) for all your real estate needs. Search homes in Lawrenceville, Suwanee or anywhere in Gwinnett, Dekalb, Forsyth or Fulton county

HOT LISTING!!… Austell, GA Beauty

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Welcome home to this beautiful 4 bedroom brick front home which is the largest split foyer plan in the subdivision.  Home has so many features including a trey ceiling grand entrance, upgraded arched pass throughs, nice sized master with trey ceiling, storage area in the garage, separate living room & large breakfast area, great corner/cul de sac lot, large fenced backyard, irrigation system and  finished lower level area with separate in-law suite to include living room area, bedroom and full bathroom. Located close Sweetwater Park & Tennis Center and East West Commons to shop till your hearts content!

Brand New Townhomes in Peachtree Ridge Schools

Our stunning 3-story townhomes with all sides brick feature open living floor plans, luxurious owner’s suites and large gourmet kitchens perfect for entertaining family and guests. And you will have plenty of time to enjoy your new home and shopping and dining in the Sugarloaf area without the worry of maintaining your landscaping! Full TILE in Standing Showers. Garden Tub, Signature Trims! $50 HOA!!!!

EWELL PARC Subdivision 30043 Zip Code- 3 & 4 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES In The Peachtree Ridge School District! Close to SUGARLOAF MILLS Shopping & 85!
Google Address: 2156 Mission View Dr. Lawrenceville, GA 30043

COME TODAY & VIEW! READY TO MOVE IN NOW!!!!

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