If you’re thinking about selling your property here in California, now might be a good time for you to do so. Median home prices are up in most, if not all of the counties in California. Locally, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties have low inventory, but is increasing, so there would be more buyers for your home and you’ll get a higher price for now. It’s been about approx. 7 years since the great recession and finally we see an improvement for our state.
If it’s the right time to sell, don’t forget to use a REALTOR. You’ll be glad you did. There are so many things involved in a sale, you need a REALTOR to help you get the best price for your home, with least amount of stress. Believe me, if you don’t know what you’re doing, it will cost you in the end. The fee is still tax deductible until the government takes it away. Remember when commercial property mortgage payments and your interest paid to credit cards were tax deductible ? Well not anymore.
Every property owner have choices to make when it comes to improving the property. Unfortunately, most of the improvements are done prior to selling the home. When making plans to sell your home, you want to get the best price, right? Well, there are a few things you can do to increase the value of the property and there are things that won’t. However, if you’re planning to keep the property until you die, then it really doesn’t matter what you do to the home as long as it makes you happy.
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Taking out a mortgage loan is definitely a huge step. Before you go out for house-hunting, it’s better to assess exactly how much you can afford. To assess the affordability, it’s advisable to opt for prequalification. This actually helps to plan ahead and take out a reasonable mortgage loan.
How home buyers may decide their affordability?
Now, the question may arise, how home buyers may evaluate their affordability. The answer includes lots of aspects. As a prospective home buyer you need to go through some essential phases and decide the exact amount that you can borrow. Before, there was a formula that numerous people used to find out the affordability. As per the formula, a person is capable of borrowing three times of his gross annual income. However, in the changing economy, the formula doesn’t work enough. So, it’s better to have a more realistic approach. Here: http://www.mortgagefit.com/calculators/howmuch-afford.html is how homebuyers may determine the amount they can afford.
1. Prequalification and preapproval are essential: When it comes to deciding the affordability, nothing can be more important than prequalification and preapproval. However, preapproval is supposed to be the most essential one. Most of the lenders find it safe to deal with borrowers who are preapproved. For both the formalities, you need to contact lenders. You need to provide your basic financial details to the lender. After evaluating those details, the lender will decide approximately how much you can afford to borrow. You may ask for prequalification letter as well. The letter will officially state that the evaluations have been done on the basis of your credit score. To be on the safe side, don’t only depend on prequalification. You should also opt for preapproval as this will specify that the loan amount is officially guaranteed. The lender approves the amount after thoroughly checking your credit history, financial condition and other important financial details. So, preapproval is more accurate. Make it a point not to miss these 2 formalities to be sure of your affordability.
2. Mortgage calculators help: Mortgage calculator is the tool that will make the evaluation even more faster. Numerous financial websites offer the home affordability calculator for the convenience of the borrowers. These calculators can be used for free and they are accurate also. You can also use the mortgage prequalification calculators. These calculators make it easier to estimate the price of the property that you can afford. The estimation will be done on the basis of your debt profile and total income. You’ll have to provide your gross annual income, your monthly debt payments, property taxes, the interest rate and loan term to calculate what you can afford. The calculators don’t take much time for the evaluation either. Just search properly and find out the best calculator from a trustworthy website.
3. Checking the credit history helps a lot: The credit history of the borrower matters a lot. Wherever, you’ll decide to take out a mortgage the first thing that your lender will check is your credit report. Your credit score will let the lender assume, exactly how much you’ll be able to borrow and pay off responsibly. This is actually an essential formality for every lender. Your credit score will somehow let you know what your financial standing is. A credit score, as high as 750, proves that you’re financially stable without much debt problems. So, with a healthy credit score, you can easily convince the lenders and get affordable rates. You can check your credit report for free. Just request the three major credit bureaus Experian, Equifax and TransUnion for a copy of your credit report. If your credit score isn’t that strong, then it’ll be better to improve your score first. Otherwise it may turn really difficult to get preapproved for a reasonable mortgage loan.
Following these 3 tips will actually help to decide your affordability and get prequalified for your desired loan. So, just follow these tips rigorously.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY!!! It’s that time of the year when real estate sales starts to slow down and everybody is shopping for gifts instead of homes. However, there are still buyers out there looking to purchase a home before the year is over. If you’re thinking of selling, find out what buyers want and don’t want. This could help you get your home sold faster. If you live in areas that have increased in value, you may want to cash in now. If you’re having problems keeping your home, at least you will not be responsible for paying taxes on the loan you didn’t pay off.
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Thinking of selling in the near future? If you are, buyers are out there with a positive attitude about home ownership. Since the big recession, buyers believe it is still a good time to purchase their home before they get priced out. So if you’re planning to sell, there are buyers out there ready to purchase your home. Don’t wait too long or you’ll miss all of the excitement.
Thinking about improving your home? Why not do it now and enjoy the improvements until it comes time to sell your home? I have noticed that a lot of homeowners improve or do updates to their home when they are planning to sell. Yes, it will make the home more valuable but they didn’t get to enjoy the updates. If you’re planning to sell in the near future, there are a few things that could make your home more valuable and try to enjoy it before you sell.
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Great opportunity to own a home with 1250 sq ft of living space and a view of the ocean just outside the door. This well maintained 3 bedroom 2 bath home, built in 1966, is waiting for you to enjoy the updated kitchen, updated baths, beautiful hardwood floors, crown molding, recess lighting, and much more. This home is conveniently located to transportation, shopping, schools and freeways.
Since the start of the Great Recession, property values have been on the decline until the last couple of years. California has the most cities that are experiencing greater appreciation then other parts of the nation and San Francisco has the highest median price, $769,000, in the nation. If you haven’t purchased a home as of now, it is still a good time to buy before the prices get way out of hand and before interest rates prices you out of the market.