In this recession, there are two groups of people: those who are home buying and those who are home selling. Although the general idea is that houses are being foreclosed left and right, and that the real estate market has collapsed, this does not hold true all the time. There are individuals who placed their hard earned money in banks or in investments, and held out on buying a property. But now that houses are being sold are at lower prices, they are now scouring for properties. On the other side of the spectrum, there are individuals who are selling their properties as well.
For people who are looking to buy a home, getting pre-approved for mortgage is a practical requisite before making an offer on somebody’s property. Sellers will be put off if buyers start giving figures without being sure if he or she can really get the money. Another tip for people who are home buying is to stick to reason. So many individuals have ended up paying so much more for a property just because they became too emotionally attached. Stay clear of bidding wars which will only end up in a financial mess. This can especially be true of the lower priced Saint Paul homes. Lastly, the most important advice for individuals who are home buying is to insist in a home inspection. Some buyers find out too late that the furnace does not work or that they are leaks on the roof. Have the seller fix all the defects before moving in, or at least assess how much these home repairs will cost.
For people who are home selling, it is important to know when it is more appropriate to put a property in the market. The best time to sell is during the summer because that is when the market becomes more active. Buyers who have kids usually pick the summer to move because then they have time to switch schools without disrupting their children’s lives. The next rule for those who are home selling is to bump up the property’s value. To do this, the usual tip is to make home improvements. However, these home improvements should make one’s home fit with the other homes in the community. A very improved home will be a lot difficult to sell especially in a more modest Saint Paul neighborhood. Finally, it is crucial to set the price of the property appropriately when it comes to the process of home selling. A Saint Paul realtor will often be a big help in coming up with the asking price.
I am a licensed Realtor in the State of Minnesota. This website is not a multiple listing service, but each Minnesota & Minneapolis real estate agent is a member of the Regional MLS of MN, inc., a provider of the Minnesota MLS.