Month: February 2019

Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 26: Closing on your new home

Real Estate with Dallice: It’s Closing Day! Today is the day.  You’ll arrive at the title company, ID in your hand and check burning a hole in your pocket – ready, willing and able to close on your new home. First, some truth. Closing is anticlimactic. The hard work has been done and all that …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 24: Final Walk through

Real Estate with Dallice: Final walk through, Closing, Moving! And you thought this day would never come!? Final Walk through With just 48 hours or so until Closing, there are some details to double check. A final walk through sounds less than it is. Let me explain why it’s so important. According to the Contract to …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 22: Date Night

Real Estate with Dallice: Date Night or Time Out is super important! If you’ve ever worked with me, you’ll be familiar with how I feel about this. I recommend and encourage all of my clients to take “real estate breaks”. From the time you start looking for a home, until you close, it is entirely …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 21: Contract Deadlines

Real Estate with Dallice: Contract Deadlines keep your Earnest Money safe! The Contract to Buy features an impressive box of dates and deadlines on page 2. It might seem a bit overwhelming at first. So many things to do, so little time… right?! How do you eat and elephant?  One bite at a time. Under …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 20: Due Diligence by Buyers

Real Estate with Dallice: You owe it to yourself to complete your Due Diligence You are under contract and heading for Closing. But between now and then, there is some homework to be done. We built into the Contract to Buy, a bunch of contingencies. Items such as Inspection, Title, Insurance, Survey, Homeowners Association Documents, …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 19: Buyer-Seller Relationship

Real Estate with Dallice: A good buyer-seller relationship earns brownie points! At first it might seem counter-intuitive. A buyer-seller relationship? What?! That’s because in the beginning, the Buyer is looking for the lowest price. The Seller is looking for the highest price. And to all intents and purposes it can seem like you are on …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 18: Lender Relationship, Title Company

Real Estate with Dallice : Me, You and the lender relationship If you need a loan to buy the real estate you just put under contract, your lender relationship is crucial. I like to think of us as a 3-legged stool; You, me and lender. We each bear weight and responsibility and without any one …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 17: Under Contract

Real Estate with Dallice: Don’t buy furniture as soon as you go under contract! The last 5-6 years have been brutal to Buyers in this area. Competition is stiff, prices rise faster than most can save for a down payment and being rejected is just not fun! But now that you are under contract you …

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