August 2017

Found 2 blog entries for August 2017.

Thinking of becoming a real estate agent.You are frustrated in your current position or excitedly searching out a new direction for your life. You watch tons of HGTV and just love houses. You get along with lots of different kinds of people and personalities and don’t mind talking to people you don’t know. Real estate is portrayed as a flexible career with fabulous commissions and a lifestyle that is glamorized in television and movies alike. Before you spend money and time getting your real estate license (the easiest part of the job, and least likely piece to put food on your table), let’s discuss what you need to be prepared for to have a career in real estate.

Be Prepared in your Piggy Bank

Every business has start-up costs and on-going costs, plus a lag time before you see the fruit

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6 Key Steps of the Home Buying ProcessSTEP 1: Decide to Buy

You are ready to purchase a home. Now, you must identify what you want, why you want it and if you are financially ready to purchase. Below are a few questions to help you dig into this:

1. What are your future plans?
Do you anticipate starting a family? Perhaps you expect your family expand, or maybe you are scaling down and the kids are moving out to attend college. Whatever your future goals, it is wise to clearly articulate these goals so that you can identify the house that will meet your particular needs.

2. Do you have enough cash for a down payment?
Identify how much you can afford for a down payment. Remember, you will need to have Earnest Money (typically around 1% of the value of the home) accessible to submit

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