Honesty & The State Of Real Estate
Karen and Chris have decided that they want to upsize to a larger home to make room for their growing family. That being said, the rising cost of groceries and other necessities has them using their credit cards more often than they would prefer. Auto repairs have also put a dent in their savings. They need someone trustworthy to help them navigate their home selling and home buying process, as their previous real estate agent was not very knowledgeable on how the mortgage process really works. Do they have enough equity in their current home to make a difference? Are their credit cards a problem? Is now a good time to buy? These are all questions they need answered. And they need them answered with honesty.
First time home buyers Kevin and Patricia are facing the combination of rising mortgage rates and falling home values. Juggling the “math of things” has been a challenge for them. They replaced their original lender, Curtis, with a different lender, Derek. Derek has more empathy with their situation and a better understanding of the economy and their needs. Curtis was always chasing the lowest rate and didn’t seem to have their best interest in mind. “Definitely an upgrade!,” Patricia says, as they consider their home buying options over lunch…
Buying or selling a home can be stressful and evoke a highly emotional response in the majority of people. It’s a large life decision after all! Working with the right people, however, can make the process much, much easier and more enjoyable. Finding a real estate agent that will be truthful about houses, neighborhoods, and prices… A mortgage broker that knows the ins and outs of their industry and truly cares about your financial well-being… Inspectors that are experienced and thorough… The list goes on.
If you’re looking for a real estate team that encompasses all of these things, we would be more than happy to talk to you about your current or future real estate goals and needs!
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