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Reasons to Hire a Realtor When Buying a Home

Purchasing a house in most cases is the most important undertaking people make in their life. It is not just finding a home for the family, mainly it is about making the right long-term financial investment. Before the first deposit, a good buyer’s agent will be doing many things on your behalf, including looking for the right investment and beginning the due diligence procedures when you do. The process of selling or buying a home can be long, complex, tedious, and frustrating. This makes it necessary to obtain the services of an agent to take you through the process.
Below are the reasons for hiring a realtor when buying a home

Save Time and Energy

The agent will take care of everything making the process more convenient. In the case of selling a property, he will handle the process of showing the property so that you will not make the tedious appointments alone. He can also filter calls that are not leading anywhere to identify serious buyers. In the case of a buyer, the agent protects you from the many calls and marketing tactics of sellers.

Give Professional Advice

offer professional adviceThe closing stage of a real estate transaction takes a lot of time. It also has many complications which may come up after closing, including home inspections, real estate taxes, and the cost of repairs. This can slow down the process or cost you later.

The agent can identify possible problems early and make straight the confusion. He will also handle the contract documents which can be tricky. Since the paperwork involved in the process is numerous, by handling them on your behalf, the process becomes easier.

Provide Information on the Current Market

A real estate professional has a good understanding of the present market conditions. They know all aspects of the market, mainly how factors such as unemployment and interest rates impact the market. By looking at the data including median, ratios, average sale prices, the average cost per square foot for other similar properties, and the sales prices, they can advise on the various options to enable you to decide on the best way forward.

Extensive Knowledge of the Neighborhood

know the neighborhoodThe agent has detailed knowledge of house by house and street by street, including the sellers’ and buyers’ markets. Therefore, they have inside information on the business and details of homes available. He can identify various home sales and give information to their client, enabling him to make an informed decision.

 

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The Primary Perks of Living in a Condo

The ideal living place to many people is perhaps the single-family detached homes. But such a dream may not be the option in some situations. For instance, in Singapore, the price of land property is irrationally high. And in some areas, especially the business districts, such a housing is not available at all. Only apartments and condos are open for business. Check Clavon Clementi, for instance. It is located in the city’s most strategic region because it is close to the transportation network, educational institutions, and many other amenities.Now, let’s learn other benefits of living in a condo.

Free of Maintenance

If you own a house with yards, and you have a swimming pool there, you will have to allocate a maintenance budget for that facility. Needless to say, you’ll face the same burden if you want to have a garden or an outdoor kitchen there. In a condo, there will be a management department responsible for all the facilities there. All you need is to pay the maintenance fees, and you can use those facilities anytime you want it

Modern Facilities

The facilities in a condo are most likely to be updated to follow the most recent technology and design trends. But this still largely depends on the owners’ agreement. And you will have to pay for the upgrades, though. But even if it still costs you some money, it will be pretty much more hassle-free than if you were to get those upgrades on a single-family detached home.

Profitable Investment

A condo’s appreciation is indeed slow. But if you can rent it, it can be the most valuable property to have on the market these days. For example, when you are out of town for vacation or work for several weeks, you can rent your condo. And considering the fact that most condos are placed strategically, getting tenants usually won’t be a problem at all.

Free Parking

parked carsIf you have not moved to a big city before, you may not know how costly it is to park your car, especially in commercial areas. If you have a condo, a parking lot is always an included facility. And you don’t have to pay extra for it. Besides, there will always be security officers guarding the parking lot so that you don’t need to worry about the safety of your car

Safety and Privacy

Imagine if you were to hire security guards for your home. For two or three days, this idea may be sustainable. But in the long run, such a safety measure will be costly, indeed. If you live in a condo, all the security cameras and guards are included. You don’t need to worry about burglars or robbers. Besides, living in a condo can give you better privacy than if you are to live in a housing complex.