If you're thinking of making a move within the next few months, there are two important things you need to know.The first is the market value of your current property. That's the amount your home will likely sell for in today's market. When you know its market value, you'll have a better idea of how much money will be available to invest in a new home. The second is an overview of what's available on the market. Which of the homes currently available for sale meet your criteria with respect to the type of home, its special features (such as a big kitchen or pool), the neighborhood, etc? How much are these homes selling for? With those two pieces of information, you'll be able to make a better decision. Email me and lets get started.
Wilmington NC Real Estate
Currently on the market there are 1295 single family homes in the greater Wilmington area and 601 under contract. In the last month there were 254 homes sold.
Features Home Buyers Want the Least
Which home features are losing favor with potential buyers? In a new survey of more than 4,300 house hunters of all ages, the National Association of Home Builders identified the top 12 items they say they don't want in a new home:
1. Elevator (63 percent say they don't want one)
2. Pet washing station (54 percent)
3. Wine cellar (53 percent)
4. Golf course (53 percent)
5. Daycare center in the community (52 percent)
6. High density — smaller lots and attached or multifamily buildings (46 percent)
7. Cork flooring on the main level (45 percent)
8. Dual toilets in master bathroom (44 percent)
9. Two-story family room (43 percent)
10. Wet bar (42 percent)
11. Two-story entry foyer (40 percent)
12. Laminate countertop (40 percent)
Making the Right Offer
You’ve shopped around and attended a few select viewings. Now you’ve found the home of your dreams. It’s yours – as long as you make the right offer! So how do you make the right offer? That’s a very important question to consider. If your offer is too low, you risk the seller turning you down. You may not get a chance to make a second offer, especially if there are already multiple offers for the property. If your offer is too high, you’ll leave thousands of dollars on the table... money that could have been used for other important things, like renovations or a family vacation.
So before deciding how much to offer for a home you want, we need to talk. We will discuss what goes into a good offer and other ways to strengthen your offer, such as getting a pre-approved mortgage certificate.
Wilmington NC Real Estate