Moving is more than just a logistical challenge: it can also set the stage for an unforgettable social event. Many of the people who have recently purchased a property from our Augusta homes for sale have gone on to host housewarming parties for their friends, family, and new neighbors.
These occasions are great for breaking the ice and helping you get settled into your new community. If you're interested in hosting one yourself, our list of tips will help you prepare.
Buying a home is a big step! It's an exciting event, but it may be stressful if you're not financially prepared for the down payment. Before you start house hunting, our real estate agents suggest you start saving for a down payment that will get you into the perfect home.
You're ready to purchase a home, but every home you're interested in sells before you even have a chance to look at it. Or, maybe you're finding yourself in a bidding war with other potential homebuyers.
Buying a home can be a stressful experience, but this stress is often amplified when you're dealing with a competitive market. Our real estate agents suggest taking the following steps when buying a home in a competitive market.
Adjusting to life in a new place is never easy. Our real estate agents know this better than most. We've helped many families with their home searches and know all about getting settled into a new neighborhood. Here are our team's top five tips for adjusting to life in your new town.
Millennial homebuyers make up a large percentage of today's buyers in the real estate market. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are currently 92 million millennials between their late 20s to late 40s in age. In the 30-plus segment, 35% earn more than $125,000 per year and 51% earn between $55,000 and $124,000 per year. On average, this group is purchasing homes priced between $300,000 and $400,000. These millennial homebuyers are looking for homes with at least 1,800 square feet, 3-4 bedrooms, and 2-3 bathrooms for growing families.
After looking at countless Augusta homes for sale, you've finally found your perfect house. The paperwork is all drawn up, and you're just about to close. But wait! First, you need to do your final walk-through. You've been through the house plenty of times, but the way it is right now is the way it will be when you buy it. It's important to make sure that everything is in order.
There's a lot to do when buying a home, and once the closing documents are signed and the keys are in your hand, you might think that the hard work is over. However, once you actually own your new home, there are still a few things you need to do to ensure the safety of your new space and to help your family get comfortable in your new digs. Here are a few things to do after you buy your home.
A starter home is your entry into homeownership. Often starter homes are pictured as smaller properties that are more manageable for a young family to own and maintain, and something, you'll eventually grow out of and sell. The truth is that a starter home is what you make it. The exact home is the one that suits you, but there are some tips to make first time ownership easier.
Our REALTORS® know first-time buyer concerns and have some tips to get you started.
If you're self-employed and considering buying a home, our real estate agents are trained to help you through the maze of red tape associated with obtaining a mortgage. More than anything, you've got to have your paperwork in order, to satisfy the mortgage company's requirements. Being self-employed adds an extra layer to this process.
Lenders don't make special requirements for self-employed home buyers, although it may seem like it. Regardless of where you work, they ask for proof that you are financially solvent. This includes confirmation of steady income, a good credit rating, and a low debt to income ratio.