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Why You Should Buy a New House Before Selling Your Existing Home

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Right now, our Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley real estate market is a Buyer’s Market. For clients considering moving into a new home, there’s a new strategy at play; buy your new home first, then sell your old home. Why? In a buyer’s market, you have your pick of the houses for sale and can negotiate a better offer.

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25 Steps to Home Buying During the Holidays #24

      Should You Take Your Home Off the Market for the Holidays?
          According to Zillow:

        1. Not necessarily. Today’s buyers check the listings 24×7. They’re driving to work with their morning coffee, they’re checking their phone at stoplights, and late night after kids are tucked in bed when they have a few spare minutes to look through Facebook.
        2. Inventory for good homes tightens this time of year.
        3. Motivated buyers can move in between Thanksgiving and Christmas
        4. Demand for homes can increase at a time when inventory is traditionally low.

Step 24

You’re now a homeowner! Share with all your family and friends let them know how excited you are with your new home, so they can join in and celebrate.

Let your family know you’ve found a new home, and be sure to change your address with the post office and on your driver’s license. This is a time to celebrate and show off your new abode.

Check out Better Homes and Gardens 15 Ideas for a Memorable Housewarming Party

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Spiff Up the House

Unlike other parties, guest will expect to see most of the rooms in your house during the house tour. Before you give them a tour, be sure that each room is spotless, no laundry is left on the floor and that the trash has been taken out.

Keep it Casual

Save the fancy cocktail party for another gathering. Your guests will likely be more comfortable in their casual attire, and besides, your floors may thank you for saving them from the effects of high heels and wooden soles.

Write Thank You Notes

Always remember to be a gracious host and send “Thank you” cards to all of your guests after the party. Keep it simple and buy a small card that will only fit a few lines of text. Be casual and genuine – now’s the time to let them know that you hope to see them again  and thank them for your housewarming gifts!
Keep the celebrating going by continuing to share your new home with your Facebook and Instagram friends.

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To schedule your new home consultation visit us at:

Givepad

Address: Remax 18281 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85255

Contact: info@givepad.com/ 480.229.0123

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25 Steps to Home Buying During the Holidays #23

      Should You Take Your Home Off the Market for the Holidays?
          According to Zillow:

        1. Not necessarily. Today’s buyers check the listings 24×7. They’re driving to work with their morning coffee, they’re checking their phone at stoplights, and late night after kids are tucked in bed when they have a few spare minutes to look through Facebook.
        2. Inventory for good homes tightens this time of year.
        3. Motivated buyers can move in between Thanksgiving and Christmas
        4. Demand for homes can increase at a time when inventory is traditionally low.

Step 23

Close on your new home and sign the title documents.

According to the Home Buying Institute, these are the specific things that happen on closing day:
1.) The buyer will provide a check for the amount owed toward the purchase of the home.
2.) The seller will sign the deed over to the buyer. This act officially transfers ownership.
3.) The title company will register the new deed with the appropriate government offices, highlighting the buyer as the new homeowner.

Once this is complete you will meet with your realtor and get the keys to your new home.

To schedule your new home consultation visit us at:

Givepad

Address: Remax 18281 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85255

Contact: info@givepad.com/ 480.229.0123

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25 Steps to Home Buying During the Holidays #21

      Should You Take Your Home Off the Market for the Holidays?
          According to Zillow:

        1. Not necessarily. Today’s buyers check the listings 24×7. They’re driving to work with their morning coffee, they’re checking their phone at stoplights, and late night after kids are tucked in bed when they have a few spare minutes to look through Facebook.
        2. Inventory for good homes tightens this time of year.
        3. Motivated buyers can move in between Thanksgiving and Christmas
        4. Demand for homes can increase at a time when inventory is traditionally low.

Step 21

Get an inspection on the home

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According to Zillow, the following items will be covered in the home inspection. There could be more, but this is the basic checklist.

Foundation: Look at the base of the walls and the ceilings in each room. Are there obvious cracks or apparent shifts in the foundation? Do the same around the outside. Are there any trees encroaching on the foundation?

Lot: Does the drainage appear to be away from the house? Are there any obvious soggy areas?

Roof: What is the overall condition? When was it last replaced?

Exterior: Does the house look like it will need repairs or repainting soon? Are gutters and downspouts firmly attached? Are there loose boards or dangling wires? Is there asbestos in the exterior material, which would require added costs if it needed to be repaired or replaced?

Attic: How does the interior of the roof structure look? Are there any signs of leaks?

Interior evidence of leaks: Check ceilings and around windows in each room.

Basement: Is there dampness? Adequate insulation? (If there’s a crawlspace instead of a basement, you might want to leave this for the professional home inspection.)

Electrical: Do the switches work? Are there any obvious malfunctions? Have the outlets been grounded? Is the panel updated and expandable for additional appliances or a potential remodel?

Plumbing: Any unusual noises or malfunctions? Has the sewer line been scoped to check for potential cracks?

Appliances: If these are included, what is the age and condition of the stove, dishwasher or refrigerator?

Heating/cooling system: Does it seem to do the job? How old is the furnace? If the system has been converted, are the old systems or tanks still in place?

Odor: Does the home smell? Can you detect what it might be and whether it could be fixed? Beware of musty odors which could signal a wet basement.

To schedule your new home consultation visit us at:

Givepad

Address: Remax 18281 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85255

Contact: info@givepad.com/ 480.229.0123

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25 Steps to Home Buying During the Holidays #20

      Should You Take Your Home Off the Market for the Holidays?
          According to Zillow:

        1. Not necessarily. Today’s buyers check the listings 24×7. They’re driving to work with their morning coffee, they’re checking their phone at stoplights, and late night after kids are tucked in bed when they have a few spare minutes to look through Facebook.
        2. Inventory for good homes tightens this time of year.
        3. Motivated buyers can move in between Thanksgiving and Christmas
        4. Demand for homes can increase at a time when inventory is traditionally low.

Step 20

Get homeowner’s insurance

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According to Money Choice, there are four important factors in a homeowner’s insurance quote.  Similar to choosing the right title company, choosing a homeowner’s insurance policy is critical to the real estate transaction.
1.) Company reputation- A.M. Best Company offers third-party ratings for every insurance company that underwrites homeowner’s policies in the United States. Ratings are based on important categories such as claim handling. If a company has a low rating, it indicates a significant number of customer complaints filed with the state.

2.) Customer service model- Choose a model that’s right for you. Often the central customer service model, which offers basic support for the homeowner through local agents is acceptable to most. If any concerns arise check with your Givepad agent for clarification.
3.) Claims process- Make sure the company has a fast claims process and are experienced with handling losses. In case anything happens they need to be able to provide sufficient estimates to cover necessary repairs.

4.) Deductible- High deductibles will reduce the annual premium paid for home insurance. Different deductibles will influence the annual premium significantly.

To schedule your new home consultation visit us at:

Givepad

Address: Remax 18281 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85255

Contact: info@givepad.com/ 480.229.0123

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25 Steps to Home Buying During the Holidays #18

      Should You Take Your Home Off the Market for the Holidays?
          According to Zillow:

        1. Not necessarily. Today’s buyers check the listings 24×7. They’re driving to work with their morning coffee, they’re checking their phone at stoplights, and late night after kids are tucked in bed when they have a few spare minutes to look through Facebook.
        2. Inventory for good homes tightens this time of year.
        3. Motivated buyers can move in between Thanksgiving and Christmas
        4. Demand for homes can increase at a time when inventory is traditionally low.

Step 18

Communicate closely with your Givepad agent and the title company to make sure all your documents and closing statements are on time and in order.

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This is imperative to make sure each item is kept on track, and that the closing date, which you so carefully planned, stays the same. All documents must be in order for the transaction to be completed. If you have any questions at all, it’s best to let your Givepad agent know ahead of time, so that they can clarify any misconceptions.

To schedule your new home consultation visit us at:

Givepad

Address: Remax 18281 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85255

Contact: info@givepad.com/ 480.229.0123

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