Home Ownership

Thirty Days of Real Estate Day 27 – Meet the neighbors

Real Estate with Dallice: Post Closing Post Closing you are the new kid on the block. Statistics tell us that it takes on average, 14 months to settle into a new community. For those with kids in school or social work environments nearby, you’ll be on the low end of that. But folks that are …

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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 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 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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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 16: Crafting a Contract to Buy Real Estate

Real Estate with Dallice: What makes a compelling Contract to Buy? A compelling offer to buy addresses the needs of the Seller. So first and foremost: Figure. Them. Out. The MLS listing information is a good start. It gives you the list price – which is almost like the Seller has made the first offer. …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 13: Setting Real Estate Showings

Real Estate with Dallice: Setting Showings Picture this; Work is slow (or you are just want something more fun to do!) and you have decided to spend some time online. Facebook is full of re-posts and political drama, the news is fake, or you wish it was, so you turn to the email you received …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 11: Real Estate Location

Real Estate with Dallice: Real Estate Location, Location, Location! If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times. Or is it just that I have said it a million times? Real estate location is almost the only thing you cannot change once the closing docs have been signed, therefore you want to think …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 10: Real Estate Pressure and Guilt

Real Estate with Dallice: The Guilt and the Real Estate Pressure  Buying real estate comes with some stress. The process is new and often challenging to your schedule and budget, but that’s not all. It’s super common when deciding on the type of home or it’s finishes to feel one of two things: Guilty about …

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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 9: Your Home Wish List

Real Estate with Dallice – Home wish list of needs and preferences In the last post, we talked about goals. I wanted to get you thinking about the person you wish to be and the life you want to have. Did you notice on the Life Balance Wheel I gave you that your physical environment …

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