Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Curb Appeal

Our research has shown that sellers who enhanced curb appeal sold their house seven days faster than those who didn't. Just trimming the trees and bushes could separate your house from the competition. Want to get your house sold faster and for more money? Great curb appeal is one way to do it. Improving or enhancing your house’s curb appeal can be overwhelming. However if you divide the improvements up by section, or region. It can simplify the process as you work your way down the list.

  • Entryway and Front Door
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  • Driveway
  • Garage Doors
  • Front lawn & Landscaping
  • Siding, Decks, & Patios/Porches
  • Gutters, Downspouts, & Roof
  • Windows

  • We at Precision Real Estate Group will consult you how to set up your sale home of for a success. Let us know how we can help. We even provide a free eBook on how to improve your curb appeal, contact us for more info!

    The Value of Being Pre-Approved

    It's exciting when you decide to start looking for a home. Going online or open houses figuring out what type of home you like.
    In the midst of the excitement, buyers may forget one very important step, getting pre-approved. It lets you know where you stand on your price point to buy a home.

    Please don't confuse "pre-qualify" with "pre-approval". When a lender pre-qualifies someone its based on verbal info given by the potential borrower to the lender, however a pre-approval goes deeper and involves a more thorough look into your income and expenses, including a look at your credit score.

    My lender for example will ask for 2 years tax returns, 2 months of bank statements and the last 3 pay stubs (if self employed profit/loss statements). Along with pulling your credit, this will give my lender a complete picture of what you qualify for in a home purchase. Also, more importantly you will know approximately how much your monthly mortgage payment will be.

    Please keep in mind that most if not all sellers will require a pre-approval letter along with your offer.

    Bottom line: Its extremely important to be pre-approved not only to submit an offer, but also to know what you qualify for, the last thing you want is to start your home search, fall in love with the home of your dreams, scramble for a pre-approval only to find out you may not qualify for that home. We at Precision Real Estate Group want to make sure that doesn't happen and always here to help with every step of the process, whether you are looking now or later. 

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Home Warranties: Why its important

    At Precision Real Estate Group, we always negotiate a home warranty at the seller's expense. Its a great way to take some of the worry out of home ownership.

    Like all warranties, a home warranty protects against expensive, unforeseen repair bills and provide peace of mind once you purchase your home.

    The last thing you want once escrow closes is to have a major plumbing issue or an electrical failure . With a home warranty you get the piece of mind knowing that if anything major happens to your home, the home warranty is there to take care of those issues. 
    With a home warranty you pay a small service call fee typically around $60-70, the rest of the cost is paid for by the home warranty company.

    Bottom line is this provides a peace of mind and could save you thousands of dollars in repair.

    Home Seller Tips for Going Green

    Interesting that the top 3 most-requested green features
    buyers are looking for now are double pane windows, insulation and efficient heating and cooling systems? 

    If you're looking to update your home before selling you might consider one or more of these features before getting started.

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    August 2014 - Real Estate Market Update

    In June, home sales rose to the fastest pace since October of 2013, building on the large jump in sales we saw in May. Mortgage rates are now below the previous years level. Becoming more of a buyers market as inventory keeps increasing. Watch the brief clip below for a complete report.