Month: August 2015

“I felt as if I were walling with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour” -Winston Churchill

This is a great quote from a great man who accomplished a great deal in life. What does this have to do with Real Estate?

Our life is made up of a sum of its parts. Every decision we make either propels us forward or holds us back from accomplishments. Buying and Selling your home is certainly one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. If done well it is just one of many decisions that will make your life what you want it to be. If done poorly, it could take years for you to recover. Those are years spent NOT doing what you want.

So Buy Well out there for a very successful tomorrow!

The DIY mantra has hit its all time peak in our culture. Television networks are immersed with shows telling you how to buy, renovate, and sell your home for profit. The shows sure are entertaining but does the hype live up to the facts?
Here is one fact you can take to the bank:
In 2014 the average house sold by owner was sold for $183,000 compared to $230,000 for those who used a licensed Real Estate Agent.

Those numbers tell us that using a professional when listing your home equates to higher profits on your bottom line. But think of what else those numbers mean. By taking your home listing as a personal DIY task you incur the anxiety and effort of learning a complex market that a Licensed Real Estate agent has spent countless hours and dollars learning themselves. When it comes to things of value, time and quality of life are the only things money can’t buy. In this case, you get to have the time and keep the extra money too!

DIY can be fun and is always a learning experience. I’ve spent much of my life tackling jobs I had no prior experience doing. However, when it comes to some of the bigger decisions in life, the power of a professional can pay BIG dividends.

It couldn’t last forever. Historically low interest rates are destined to rise or they wouldn’t be called historically low interest rates!

So what does that mean for you?

If you’re a home owner locked into a fixed mortgage, rising interest rates are a good thing. Your home should gain in value all things being equal. If you are not a home owner the next 12 months could be a lost opportunity. Cheap money extended over a long period of time linked to a solid investment is one of the best things you can do for your financial picture.

Don’t miss out. Get pre-qualified at a bank of your choice and consult a Real Estate professional to know your options. As always, make sure you Buy Well Today for a very prosperous tomorrow!!!

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