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Mark Gross, Realtor©
Connecting people since 2005
Technology has given us powerful tools to find and sell properties. The internet is the most effective means for marketing homes and businesses in the history of the planet. It makes finding a place as easy as point, click, drive.
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Today’s real estate market needs more properties available for sale to balance supply with demand. We are still well below the desired 6-month rolling inventory of houses and that means sellers are in more control of market value than buyers at the moment. Sales price levels are slowly returning to where they were before the downturn about a decade ago, but we aren’t there quite yet.
The real estate market has undergone a few legal changes in recent years. The market Even if you’ve sold a home before, there may have been new rules and regulations put into effect since your last house.
This lakefront property is the most iconic, interesting and beautiful home in all of Forest Hills. The property is Certified as a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. This single-family conservatory seeks a new master of the grounds to carry on its legacy. A myriad of lush, tropical vegetation surrounds the home and also keeps the backyard cooler in summer…
Tucked away between Tarpon Springs and Holiday, this 2010 Beazer Brentwood 2-story features 4-bedrooms, 2.5-baths and a 2-car garage. The elegant kitchen showcases 42" maple nutmeg cabinets with an island, Uba Tuba granite counters, an under...
This beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath offers a nice quiet secluded country style home. Nestled in the middle of almost two acres, surrounded by a fence with a gate. The front of the home greets you with beautiful French doors as they open up to a two sided stone wood...
You’ve taken the first step into a much larger world. The home buying process can be daunting for those whom are undertaking it for the first time. With the right tools and preparation, it can be a very simple and highly satisfying experience. The following steps are intended as a general guideline for most residential real estate transactions. Reach out to me for answers to more specific questions
Step up to the plate: The first and most important question a seller will ask when someone makes an offer is “How will you be paying for this?” If you’re ready to own a home, the first step is to decide if you can (or want to) pay cash, or if you will need to obtain a mortgage. The majority of buyers fall into the second category and need a home loan. If this is you, it is important to contact a lender to obtain a pre-approval letter. This will help determine your target price range. Be picky with your choice of lender–they are going to play a HUGE part in the buying process. If cash is your choice, you will simply need a letter from your financial institution for proof of funds after the next step.
Select a house to make Home: Equally as important as knowing IF you can buy is finding the right place. A personalized MLS search will focus only on those houses which meet your basic criteria. From there, sift through the results and make a list of homes that you feel strongly about. After that, it’s a matter of selecting which (if any) to place an offer on. This is where the pre-approval or proof of funds letter can make or break you in a market where houses are selling quickly. An offer that accompanies one of these letters is much stronger than one without, and is more likely to become a contract–it proves your offer is serious and you are ready to move.
I have a contract, now what?: Yay!! It’s time to celebrate…but, first, we have work to do. Each contract has different terms, and each type of financing comes with its own requirements. The basic landmarks are Contract, Escrow Deposit, Inspection(s), Appraisal and Loan Commitment (if applicable), Final Walk-Through, Closing. Depending on the type of financing being used (Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, etc.), your lender may require you to submit documents and/or other information to complete the loan process (to be discussed in a future post).
Keep in mind that you will have upfront, out-of-pocket costs associated with the purchase of a home. It’s important to know an estimate of these costs before making any offers. Customary buyer’s costs pre-closing include Inspection(s) and Appraisal. Check with your lender to see if they have any upfront fees as well. I have no upfront fees to find and transact real property for buyers.
So, you've decided to buy a home. You did your homework, researched the market, got qualified for a loan (or you have cash), hired a Realtor to help focus your search, found a home that you want to live in and placed an offer to purchase. Now that your offer has been...
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