The #1 Real Estate Question: WTF?!?

Dated: May 13 2024

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Everyone, including me, always wants to know

What's The Future

in the real estate market.

What's The Future? (WTF?) Unfortunately, I don't know, and nobody else knows either. What I do know is that when you can afford to buy real estate you should. Even if you have to stretch the budget now, buy. Also, if you have the option to sell now, you should sell. It's still a seller's market now so you can get top dollar for your home.

I'm thinking about selling...

Sell my place to live?
People may wonder where they would live if they sold. You have a couple options for new places to live that depend on your location requirements. You could be downsizing so you'd sell and buy a smaller home. You could sell and rent temporarily until you find a new home. If an investment property is something you've dreamed of, you could sell and buy a place that you'd want to rent further down the road. Live in the future rental until you find a new place to buy and then bring tenants into the rental. One other consideration when selling then buying is a period of time between selling and finding a new home. That we can address easily in a contingency requiring the sale to not be finalized until you find a new home.

Where do I start?
Selling can be confusing, stressful and scary. How do you even get the process started? This one is easy. Contact me and I'll walk you through everything. Fist off, we have to identify what your home is worth. I'll give you all the information you need so we can identify a perfect price. Your home will be marketed with professional photos and shared with people all around the country and world. The offers that come in I'll help you review and respond. Let me handle the stress and you can enjoy and easy process.

How to handle the buying process...

Why buy real estate?
Why do I advise people to buy real estate in the current uncertain times? For a few reasons. Fist, when you buy it starts the clock of building equity. Equity is the amount of value your home has above the outstanding balance of your mortgage. So, for example, say you buy your house for $100,000 and in 10 years it's worth $200,000 you have gained $100,000 in equity. Second, you have to pay for a place to live each month, why not pay for your own place rather than paying a landlord for their place.

How do I start?
You and I will have a conversation about your requirements and then make sure you get pre-approved for a mortgage. The pre-approval process is free and painless. You'll work with a mortgage specialist to find your budget. If you need a mortgage loan officer referral I can help with that too. Once you're pre-approved and we know your requirements we'll look at some properties. If you find one you love we'll put in an offer. We'll work together to come up with the strongest offer possible.

But what about renting...

What if you're not selling and not ready to buy?
No worries. You can rent until you're ready and I can help with that too.

Is renting bad?
Renting is not a bad option for some people. You should rent if you don't plan on staying in a particular area and you don't want an investment property there either. You should rent if you are saving up to buy a house. You should rent if you're rebuilding your credit. (A mortgage loan officer can help you fix your credit as quickly as possible. Let me know if you would like help at no cost.)

If you make the move to buy, sell, or rent, you can make your own future and be less worried about the answer to the question: What's The Future? (WTF?)
Contact me today to get your future under YOUR control!

Andy Mahoney

Real Estate Agent
MA Lic. #9584178
RI Lic. #RES.0048931b
RE/MAX Legacy
50 Center Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
617-538-0206
amahoney@mahoneyhometeam.com

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