Homeowners who plan on moving at some point in the future are likely to ask the question: "What will my home be worth?" Ah, if only there was a real estate magic eight ball that could reveal the price tag sellers should slap on their homes! Location and real estate market conditions help determine your home's value, but unfortunately, pinpointing an exact number is far from a perfect science.
But there are certain tried and true tactics you can employ to help you get a ballpark figure for your home's worth. Below, our real estate experts offer their most reliable methods.
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Here's what every first-time home buyer needs to know to dive into house hunting with confidence—and with as few curveballs as possible. Whether it's getting a mortgage, choosing a real estate agent, shopping for a home, or making a down payment, we lay out the must-knows of buying for the first time below.
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The housing landscape of the past several years hasn't exactly been friendly to buyers: the bidding wars, the eye-popping prices, the houses that sold before a "For Sale" sign even went up. It's enough to make any of us put our search on hold until we have a fighting chance at landing a home—without draining our bank accounts. If you've been sitting on the sidelines, we've got good news and we've got bad news: Things are finally slowing down. But they might not slow down fast enough for your liking.
Don't despair, though—this year still stands to look better than last for aspiring home buyers. But the devil's in the details, and there are quite a few factors that could dictate whether this is your year to buy. Here are the four biggest reasons to take the plunge now.
Read more: 4 Best Reasons to Buy a Home This Year
Once you decide to buy a home, the first thing you (understandably) want to do is pop into open houses and fantasize about your new life in your new digs.
It is a crucial part of the process. But jumping straight into the deep end could land you in trouble—both financially and emotionally.
Here are some things real estate pros recommend the things you should do before you ever set foot in a home.
Read more: 7 Things House Hunters Should Do Before Even Setting Foot in a Home
While it's true that things do slow down in the winter, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Yes, it's cold. Yes, fewer homes are for sale. But there are quite a few darned smart reasons to buy a home in the winter. In fact, we'd argue that this might even be the best time to buy a home—if you can. Here's why.
Read more: Why Winter Is Actually the Most Chill Time to Buy a Home
I have been distributing food collection bags through Rolando Village, looking for Non-perishable Food only, PLEASE! All of the donated food will be delivered to the San Diego Food Bank before December 13th.
Most Needed Food Items Are:
- canned meats
- peanut butter
- canned vegetables
- pasta, rice
- canned fruits
- cereal, oatmeal
Beginning December 1st, Text Your Address To (619) 261-5895 and I will pick up your donation.