www.nathanbangs.
com
About Nathan Bangs
MISSION STATEMENT
Our purpose and goal is to set the highest standards of professional excellence in th...
A Quick Guide in
Assessing Homes for
Sale
A house is one of the most important investments
that you have to make in your l...
Agents Are Necessary
When Looking For
Homes for Sale
When you are searching for homes for sale, it can be a
challenging ta...
1. Prepare your Pockets.
a. A house is one of the most significant
financial transactions you will ever make
because a mas...
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A Quick Guide in Assessing Homes for Sale

A house is one of the most important investments that you have to make in your lifetime. It is important to weigh your options carefully to give value to your money. This post gives you a quick guide on assessing homes for sale.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. www.nathanbangs. com
  • 2. About Nathan Bangs MISSION STATEMENT Our purpose and goal is to set the highest standards of professional excellence in the neighborhoods we serve, and to provide the highest quality of services available. We dedicate ourselve’s to excellence by striving to exceed our clients’ expectations so they may remain loyal for life. Through our commitments, we strive to make important contributions to our neighborhoods and to maintain the leadership position in our marketplace. Nathan Bangs Short Sale SOLD! We had one of the most difficult short sales imaginable, basically because we were dealing with a horrible HOA. Our home was on the marked for 529 day and Nathan stuck with us the entire time. 8 buyers later our house is FINALLY sold! I can guarantee that this would not have happened without their help. They are VERY knowledgeable and helpful. They definitely go above and beyond to get the job done! Shari M. Helping to save you money! Thank you so much for the Lowe's gift card and all of your assistance throughout my home purchase process. I absolutely love my new condo! I'm totally moved in and almost done hanging the last few pictures. I really appreciate how much time you dedicated to me. I know how demanding I can be and you certainly lived up to my high expectations. I also wanted to thank you for letting me know about the Bank of America no closing cost mortgage. That saved me money and I would not have found it without you. Thanks again to both you and Nathan for a great job. Although I don't plan to leave for a long time, I will recommend you both to any home bfuyers I know of. Katie South Tampa Townhome SOLD! Gregg and I owe Nathan Bangs a long overdue testimonial. We were so glad to have Nathan represent us in selling our townhome in South Tampa. After we attempted to sell our home for almost 1 year we asked Nathan to help us. He was to the point, easy to talk to, extremely knowledgeable about the South Tampa area, and offered us valuable tips to getting our home sold. We really enjoyed doing business with Nathan and appreciate him very much. If we ever move back to Tampa and need a relator, we know who to call. Thank you so much. Rachel & Gregg H.
  • 3. A Quick Guide in Assessing Homes for Sale A house is one of the most important investments that you have to make in your lifetime. It is important to weigh your options carefully to give value to your money. This post gives you a quick guide on assessing homes for sale. Price a. The property value varies depending on the location. b. To serve as a basis for comparison, check five similar properties in the area that you are trying to consider. Find out about their value within the last six months. c. Their costs would give you an idea of a reasonable price range. Floor Plan a. Ask for a floor plan that you can assess prior to visiting the area in person. b. Find out whether the positioning of the rooms suits your personal preferences. c. Consider the size of the rooms and the overall surface area if these are enough to accommodate your house mates. d. If you are living with a senior citizen, pick the ones that have rooms at the bottom floor. Going up and down the stairs could be burdensome for them. e. The garage should be able to accommodate the number of vehicles that you have. f. Find out if the area has adequate lighting and ventilation by checking the position of windows and doorways. Upgrades and Repairs a. The value of the home may vary depending on the upgrades. You have to decide whether you want these or whether you want to stick with the most basic design. Examples of upgrades are swimming pools, landscaped gardens, granite kitchens, tile flooring, extra garage, and so on. b. Take a builder or a home appraiser with you if you want to check out pre-owned properties. This would allow you to find out what repairs are needed. Sometimes, sellers can lure you to a cheap house but a lot of additional repairs are needed. In the end, you end up paying a more expensive price. Environment a. Find out about the area’s peace and order condition. Also check if there are nearby police stations and law enforcement agencies. b. A hospital or medical center must be present within your neighborhood. This is essential for households with sickly members. c. Find out about nearby markets, schools, churches, and the like. d. Explore the means of transport available if you do not own personal vehicles. Utilities a. Check the cables and communication lines. You should have access to the internet, your television channels, and to the phone companies. b. Check the number of electricity providers in your area. Find out about their rates, plans, and power sources. c. Find out whether the lighting, heating, cooling, water, sewerage, and plumbing systems are functioning well. You can seek the aid of engineers, builders, and other real estate experts if you are not knowledgeable in these areas.
  • 4. Agents Are Necessary When Looking For Homes for Sale When you are searching for homes for sale, it can be a challenging task especially when it is your first time or when you don't have any experience in this aspect. Bear in mind that this will be one of your major life decisions that will cost you a lot of money. In addition to that, it will be an investment, which is why you need to do your research ahead of time before you make any final decisions. Moreover, it will probably one of the life changing decisions you need to face that will not only affect you, but the rest of the members of your household as well, which is why you need to think things through first. Researching on the basics will prove to be highly useful for you as it will help simplify the whole process for you. As a person who is ready to find his or her house, you need to be confident that you will end up with a choice that will meet all of your requirements. If you are familiar with the need of a real estate agent when it comes to selling a piece of property, it is also the same when looking for one because you will also require the skills of an agent. You might think that you will be able to accomplish everything and you won't require any outside help; however, this is not true especially if you don't have any experience. Hiring an agent to help you throughout the process is highly recommended because these individuals have built a network of connections through the years. That means they have an easy access to certain properties and deals you might not be able to gain access to on your own. In addition to that, they know what to look for and will be able to tell you if a certain prospect is a good or bad idea. If there is an individual who is planning on selling his or her home, your chances of acquiring this bit of knowledge first will be high thanks to your agent. It is important that you settle with an agent whose goal is to match you up with a piece of property that fits your specifications. If you find agents who prefer to work for the sellers, reconsider your options because they won't show you the homes for sale that will appeal to you. In case you have any questions, it can be immediately addressed and you will understand the whole process better thanks to their help. Wisely Shopping For Homes for Sale Having a house is a part of almost everyone’s bucket lists. However, the process of trying to find the best one can be very stressful. This post talks about how you can wisely shop for real estate properties.
  • 5. 1. Prepare your Pockets. a. A house is one of the most significant financial transactions you will ever make because a massive sum of cash is involved. b. Evaluate whether you really can afford to buy a house before anything else. c. Sensible financial planning and saving techniques are essential in order to be able to spend a huge amount of cash. d. This could take a couple of years, subject to your sources of earnings. e. Do not be in a rush to get a home if you are not ready. Paying out your entire savings can be dangerous and can leave you with nothing in case emergency strikes. It is always better to begin saving early. f. Study your existing financial status carefully and create a realistic budget that takes into consideration your sources of income and important monthly expenses. 2. Decide How to Pay a. The subsequent aspects to consider are your payment schemes. b. It helps to be prepared and carefully guided at every step. You can do the financial planning process alone or seek the aid of planners and mortgage agents whom you can trust. c. You could have more options in choosing a mortgage if you pay for a larger deposit. Do not depend on the money that the bank will lend you. d. Make an estimate of a monthly mortgage payment that you can afford. The money you pay for your home each month should not exceed 30 percent of your income. 3. Perform a Property Hunt a. The next step is finding a house. b. Come up with a comparison of all the areas you are interested in according to factors such as: i. price ii. location iii. accessibility iv. local facilities v. safety vi. neighbourhood type c. A professional realtor can certainly help. He should be someone you can trust enough to give you all the positive and negative features of the properties you are taking into account. 4. Prepare to Make Deals a. Discuss your budget with your real estate agent so he may enable you to secure the best deals when you finally find a house. b. Do not agree with anything you can't afford. c. Remember to take the time to read and understand all documents before affixing your signature. d. If ever you find something confusing, you can always seek the aid of a legal professional. e. After sealing the deal, hire a house and land inspector to check the place before deciding to relocate.

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