- If a home is priced right, shows well and good location; don’t go in with low offers. You stand a chance of losing the home you really want to call home. We are seeing multiple offers and close to asking price or full price offers.
- Before you start looking at homes, know your market. We will discuss time on the market for homes listed currently and going to contract and the difference between asking price and sales price. Be armed with knowledge when you find the home you love.
- Thinking of building or buying a new home? Driving around looking at new home communities, make sure you say “yes” I will have a buyer’s agent representing me; even if you have not selected your agent. The big smile on the face showing you the model home is representing the builder, NOT YOU!
- In North Carolina you have a right to have a Buyer’s Agent with no additional cost to you. Builder contracts are to protect the builder; you need an experienced Realtor to help you through the selection and contract stage. AND you need your Realtor as you get in the trenches with the builder and building process.
• Ready to move up or move down
• Investment Property
• First Time Buyers
• 55 and Better Communities in North Carolina
• New Homes, Resale Homes
• Special 100% Financing for Select Areas of the Triangle, North Carolina
• NO Better Time to Buy a Home with Low Interest Rates on Home Mortgages
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Your Agent should be:
- Aware of the local and state laws and requirements that affect your transaction.
- Knowledgeable about the communities and neighborhoods that you are interested in.
- Effective at negotiations.
- Highly-trained, with access to programs for continued learning and additional certifications.
- Supported by professional legal counsel.
- Finding the Right Home
- There are many factors to consider in selecting a home, including location, size, school district and amenities. Based on what you're looking for, your sales associate will help you find the perfect home.
- Merry Ann will apply her extensive community knowledge and professional resources to research available properties and show you the homes that best meet your needs. If you find a property that interests you through the Internet or your own research, Merry Ann can arrange a private showing just let her know about the property.
- As you view different properties, your criteria may change. Open and direct communication with your Sales Associate is a key element of a successful property search.
Making an Offer
- Once you have found the home that you wish to purchase, Merry Ann will apply her professional training and do all the necessary research to help you structure an effective offer.
- This is where your Merry Ann’s negotiation skills come into play. When an offer is made, the seller will have the option of accepting, rejecting or counter-offering. Merry Ann will negotiate the best possible terms for you.
- Merry Ann will draft the purchase agreement, advising you of protective contingencies, customary practices, and local regulations. Home warranty, title and escrow arrangements will be detailed in the offer. Although Merry Ann will give you advice and information, it is your decision as to the exact price and terms that you wish to offer.
Managing the Escrow
- When the purchase agreement is accepted and signed by all parties, Merry Ann will ensure due diligence fees and earnest money will be deposited. The earnest money is held in escrow and distribute all funds associated with your transaction.
Prior to closing escrow, all of the contingencies of the Purchase Agreement must be met. Merry Ann will coordinate this process.
- Provide the Seller’s Property Disclosure Statements
- Approval of the preliminary title report by your real estate closing attorney and lender
- Loan approval, including an appraisal of the property by your lender
- Contacts for inspections of the property that you would like
- Closing with Real Estate Attorney, Recording of Deed
- YEH, Moving In!
When all of the conditions of the purchase agreement have been met, you will sign your loan documents and closing papers. You will deposit the balance of your down payment and closing costs to the real estate attorney, and your lender will deposit the balance of the purchase price. The deed will then be recorded at the County Recorder’s office and you will take ownership of your home.
Merry Ann is a valuable source of helpful tips for planning and coordinating your move.
Let me Help!
Thinking about buying a home? Tell me what you are looking for and I will use the local MLS to find just the right property for you.