Real Estate with Dallice

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 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 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 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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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 15: Real Estate Analysis and Comparables

Real Estate With Dallice : Real Estate Analysis before Decision Making Real Estate Analysis and reviewing comparable sold properties is due diligence that shouldn’t be overlooked. Informed decisions require being informed. Without data or reviewing comps/market trends you are shooting blind.  Analysis of the Market Let’s review the market. Imagine you are pre-qualified to by …

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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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Thirty Days of Real Estate – Day 8: Setting Goals

Real Estate with Dallice – Long and Short Term Goals Making goals are easy, right?! It’s the planning and execution that we all struggle with. I assure you though, if buying real estate is on your mind, it will help to set a goal/make a resolution. Setting sail in the right direction is a vital first …

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