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June 25, 2019

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Move?

    

How do you know it’s time to move? For starters, keep an eye out for these four tell-tale signs.

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There are a million things that can motivate you to want to move into a new home, but here are the four obvious signs that you should keep in your mind:

 

1. Too much or too little space. Really look at how you’re using the space in your house. Perhaps you need more space or less space.

 

You might need more or less space.

 

2. Life events. Maybe you have a new baby or maybe your kids are leaving home. I can’t tell you how many clients I’ve had that have regretted not getting to the closing table sooner than they did.

 

3. Lifestyle changes. A lot of us buy our homes so our commute to work will be shorter, but maybe you have just retired and don’t need the commute anymore.

 

4. Financial and budget reasons. This one can go both ways. Maybe you’re transitioning to a fixed income or maybe you just got a big raise.

 

I hope you keep these things in mind if you or someone you know is asking themselves if it’s the right time to move. If you have any other questions for me in the meantime or need any advice whatsoever, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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May 31, 2019

SOLD - 1974 El Camino Dr

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May 22, 2019

SOLD - 5250 Belle Vale Dr

5250 Belle Vale Dr, Vancleave, MS 39565

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May 20, 2019

What Happens When a Home Doesn’t Appraise?

    

If you encounter any appraisal issues during your sale, there are three ways you can respond. We’ll cover each of them today.

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Real estate contracts include an appraisal contingency that states the property must be appraised at or above the agreed-upon price or the buyer doesn't have to complete the purchase and their earnest money will be refunded

Buyers offering cash will sometimes forgo this contingency, but, in most other transactions, the appraisal process will play a major role.

 

The appraisal contingency states the property must be appraised at or above the agreed-upon price or the buyer doesn't have to buy.

 

If your home doesn’t appraise, you’ve got three main options:

1. The seller can lower the price to the appraised value.

2. The buyer can make up the difference in cash.

3. The buyer and seller meet in the middle, with the buyer offering part of the difference in cash, and the seller lowering the price.

If none of these three options works, buyers can generally terminate the deal without losing their earnest money deposit

 

Appraisal issues have become somewhat more common recently, so hopefully these tips will be helpful to you if you find yourself faced with this kind of problem during your own real estate experience.

 

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us a message. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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May 16, 2019

13916 Hwy 57

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May 2, 2019

SOLD - 5307 Overland Dr

5307 Overland Dr, Biloxi, MS 39532

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April 29, 2019

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing Acreage

    

Many buyers want to purchase a property with acreage but don’t know what to look for. Here’s how you should approach this type of transaction.

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Here are five important factors to consider when you’re thinking about purchasing a property with acreage:

 

1. Is it cleared or not? Clearing out a piece of land can run anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 per acre.


2. Is there an existing survey? If the seller has one, it can save you a lot of money. It will cost around $1,000 or more to get it done yourself, but you should have it done before closing. You can also write the survey into your contract.

 

If a survey exists, it can save you a lot of money.

 

3. Are utilities readily available? What’s the utility situation like? Have they been tapped and run through to the property? Having to do so on your own could cost another few thousand dollars. Having to put a well or septic tank in will cost even more. If there’s an existing well or septic system, make sure you get them tested. If they are functioning properly, that’s a big benefit for you.

 

4. Is the property low-lying? You’re going to have to do some research with the floodplain manager and see if you’re in a flood zone or in wetlands. You’re going to want to walk the property, especially after rainfall. I recommend doing this in the winter.

 

5. What does the future of the property look like? Make sure there's no zoning changes and no major road construction planned on the land around where you’re considering.

 

If you have any questions for me about buying acreage or about anything else related to real estate, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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April 25, 2019

SOLD - 6809 Riviera Dr

6809 Riviera Dr. Biloxi, MS 39532

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April 21, 2019

13421 Old Biloxi

13421 Old Biloxi Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39565

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April 20, 2019

SOLD - 1921 S 6th St

1921 S 6th St, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

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