How You Can Buy a Home for Next to Nothing Down

Here’s how you can spin a home seller’s situation into a rewarding transaction for the both of you.

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Today we’ll be looking at an interesting topic: How you can purchase a home for almost nothing down. We’re not talking about utilizing government assistance programs, VA loans, or FHA loans; we’re simply talking about buying a home for less. Here’s what we do to get our buyers homes for cheap.

We find homeowners who don’t have mortgages and are willing to do owner-financed carries with a low down payment. By doing this, the owner avoids the major hit of capital gains taxes.

Let’s say the house is in a great location and worth $700,000. The owners have no mortgage and want to sell it, most likely so they can retire. At this price point, the capital gains on their property will be very steep. If they’re at the height of their professional career, they’ll be paying even more because of their income.

You want your ideal candidate to be someone who wants to sell but doesn’t want to pay high capital gains taxes. They’ll be willing to let you purchase their property for very little down—a fraction of what you’d pay through traditional financing. 
This is a different route you can take when purchasing a home; one that is rewarding for both you and the seller.
You could potentially negotiate a mere $20,000 down payment and buy this $700,000 home. You then begin paying the mortgage to the seller immediately—let’s say it’s $3,000 a month. You can now turn your purchase into an investment and begin renting out to receive a monthly cash flow. At this point, you’ve put down very little and have your mortgage being paid for you.

And you didn’t have to go through the traditional methods of getting pre-approved. All in all, this is a different route you can take when purchasing a home; one that is rewarding for both you and the seller.

If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you.

How Do You Know if It’s the Right Time to Move?

Are you looking to make a move, but are waiting for a sign that it’s the right choice? If any of these 16 points sound familiar, then this message could be that sign.

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If you’ve been considering moving but aren’t sure whether now’s the right time, there are a few key indicators you should look out for. Today, we’ll share 16 such signs:

1. Your financial situation has changed. Whether your current home has become too expensive or you’ve earned enough to make an upgrade, a change in budget can be a strong sign it’s time to move.


2. You’ve outgrown your storage space. Sometimes, no matter how tightly we pack our shelves and closets, there just isn’t enough room for everything we own. If this has happened to you, purging some unneeded belongings and moving to a smaller home or hauling your things to a new, larger space may be the next best step.


3. Your family is expanding. Sometimes, a large number of belongings isn’t the culprit behind space issues. The birth of a new child can also be a good reason to find a new, larger home.


4. Fewer people now live in your home. Whether your kids have flown the nest or you previously shared your home with roommates who have decided to move on, a decrease in the number of people living in the home can prompt those who still live there to downsize.


5. Your neighborhood is on the decline. Neighborhoods go downhill for a number of reasons, and any of them can serve as a good reason to move.


6. You have a dream your current home can’t support. Your home should match your lifestyle and the budget that comes along with it.


7. Your city doesn’t appeal to buyers. When there’s nothing in your area drawing new people in, values are sure to shrink. And when this happens, it’s sometimes best to get out while you can.


8. It costs you less to move. If your current property is so expensive that moving would be less so, it may be time to move. 
The people, amenities, and area surrounding your home should be a good fit for you.
9. You’ve started cooking more (or less). If you’ve recently picked up an interest in the culinary arts, moving to a home with a larger kitchen might be best. Conversely, those who prefer not to cook and would rather live near restaurants may also find a move to be beneficial.


10. Your kids have stopped having friends over. The fewer guests you have, the less space you need.


11. You’re intimidated by the thought of rising interest rates. If you aren’t in your “forever home” and are worried how rising rates might impact your eventual move, taking the plunge sooner may be in your best interest.


12. You’ve been putting off moving for a while. There’s no time like the present.


13. The neighborhood no longer fits your wants and needs. The people, amenities, and area surrounding your home should be a good fit for you.


14. Your commute is too long. Moving might sound like a hassle, but driving an hour to and from work each day can be quite stressful, as well.


15. Things are getting serious with that special someone. Whether you’re looking to move closer to a long distance S.O. or you and your partner have decided to move in together, these can both be good reasons to find a new home.


16. You want a fresh start. 

There are many more signs that it’s time to move on, but these are just a few of the most common examples. If you have any other questions, would like more information, or want to discuss your real estate goals, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

We’ll Find a Home in the Neighborhood You Love

You’ve found the perfect neighborhood, but there’s nothing for sale. We can change that.

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Nothing sums up our abilities more than this: You pick it, we’ll find it. Tell us what you want and we’ll do everything we can to get it for you. Let’s say you really want a home in a certain neighborhood but can never find a home there that’s for sale. This is where we come in.

We sit down with each of our clients and find out exactly what they’re looking for. We use software that allows us to find the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of homeowners in a preferred area. We contact them to find homes that aren’t on the market yet, which are usually pocket listings or homes that aren’t even for sale at the moment. We will find you a home. 
We guarantee we can find you your home.
If you’re a homebuyer who already has the ideal neighborhood picked out but can’t find a home for sale, put us to work. It costs you nothing, and we can find you a home that would never be found otherwise. We guarantee we can find you your home, and if we can’t, it’s free. We want to make sure you have an amazing home buying or selling experience. Real estate should make your life better, not worse.

Feel free to contact us anytime if you are looking to buy or sell, have questions, or need further information. We’d be more than happy to help. We look forward to hearing from you.

Why Should You Consider Buying or Selling in the Winter Months?

I’ve got some advice for anyone who is thinking about buying or selling a home this winter. Here’s what you need to know.

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As you know, I always say that it’s never a bad time to pursue your real estate goals. Now that we’re in the fall and nearing wintertime, a lot of people are under the impression that it’s a bad time to get involved in the market. Of course, there are holidays and parties and traveling, but there’s also a lot of off-time for potential buyers and sellers to do a lot of nothing. 

During the summer, a lot of the high-priced homes sell quickly. When an appraiser is pulling comps for the winter, they’re pulling these comps from the summer. Right now there are plenty of sellers in the marketplace who need to sell right now—it’s a great time for you to buy. Whether these homeowners are being relocated, upsizing, downsizing, or whatever, it’s a great time to buy while sellers really need to sell.

If you’re thinking about selling in the wintertime, the beauty of holiday decorations around your home plays to your strengths. It will make your home look great and appeal to those buyers who are in the market and have to buy before the end of the year. If your home is in a great location, the demand will certainly be there and will certainly be high.
Renting out your property instead of selling is always an option.
The secret to real estate is to buy and never sell. If you’re contemplating whether to sell right now or whether you should rent the property out, there’s always room to discuss that during this time.

If you have any questions about your personal situation and what advantages you can have by buying or selling this winter, give us a call or send us an email today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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