A Real Estate Agent Will Be Able To Help You Find The Perfect House

A Real Estate Agent Will Be Able To Help You Find The Perfect House For You, This Article Will Show You How.

You are looking for an easy to understand guide to buying real estate. If this is true, the information provided here will be exactly what you need. Read on to find some easy to follow tips and tricks to help you learn the ropes.

Every real estate agent should contact former clients at holidays and at anniversaries of their purchase date. When they hear from you, they will remember how much you helped them out. Make sure you remind them about you working with referrals and that you would be honored if they mentioned you to the people they know.

You may find that the sellers may work with you in order to ensure that you are able to buy the house, even if either of you needs to make some sacrifices. Explore options such as incorporating closing costs into the deal or asking for improvements to the home, prior to purchase.

Most real estate agents would advise that you should have a fund for unexpected costs that present themselves during the buying of property. Buyers should figure the closings costs by adding together, points for the bank, down payment, and real estate taxes. However, there are almost always local fees and other costs that can hit buyers unexpectedly. These will vary by location.

If you want to increase the value of real estate that you own, do some remodeling or repairs to the property. You will have the benefit of having an immediate return on your investment as your property value will go up. In some cases, the increase in property value is greater than the amount of money that you invested into the work.

There has never been a better time to start investing in real estate. Property values have sunk to an all-time low after the recent housing market crash. It is the best time to go from apartment living to being a home owner. Don’t wait too long because before you know it, the market will quickly rise, and you’ll want to have a nice piece of real estate in your back pocket to be able to reap the benefits.

Ask the seller of the home to help with the closing costs before making an offer. For example, you might request that the seller buy down the rate of interest for a couple of years. However, if you add financial incentives to the offer, a seller will be less likely to negotiate the selling price.

Unless you reside in a climate in which it is really needed, do not buy a house with a fireplace other than in the family room. Fireplace cleaning, if they’re ever even used, can cost you an arm and a leg.

If you plan on buying a foreclosed house, also plan on doing some repairs. There are a lot of foreclosed homes that have been vacant for an unknown period of time, this means that there has probably been no maintenance during this time. Foreclosed homes often will require HVAC systems installed, and may be infested with pests.

In conclusion, we have provided you some of the most crucial aspects regarding buying real estate. We hope that you not only were able to learn something, but that you also will be able to successfully apply it. Follow our advice and you will be one step closer to being an expert in this subject. To find my recommended real estate agent in Bellevue, Washington click here!

Why are you Renting, When your dream is to Buy a House?

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The other day I got a message from a friend that asked “Why are you Renting, When your dream is to Buy a House?”

Isn’t it better to Buy than to Rent a home?

Yes, it is.

For now I am taking the steps to put myself in the right energy.

It might just be my excuse/story. But here it is.

About 3 1/2 years ago I moved back in with my mom. Really had no direction of what I was doing in my career. But I kept moving forward.

About 3 weeks ago I was driving by these condos I used to live 7 years ago as I reflected on that time I saw a sign that said for rent. It was for a 2 bedroom and it was $1200 in the same complex. It was higher than what I wanted to spend.

Just making that call made me feel good that the owner may be willing to go lower if she didn’t find anything. But honestly the area is a great location and I am sure she could get that type of rent from the right person.

This is where It is important to share your goals with people. I was visiting my mom and shared with her about the old place I was driving by and guess what it reminded her that her ex boss happens to have a 1 bedroom available in that same area. The current tenant just moved out. Perfect timing for me to move in. She created terms exactly what I was looking for without me even having to ask her.

When I got clear on what I wanted it came so fast. We found the perfect place and moved in this month.
The essence of what I wanted was all there.

Everything from, location and price came out right.

I wanted to find something, under a thousand dollars. In the area I was looking at the market rent is about a $1000 -$1300 a month or more in some areas.

I really wanted a 2 bedroom so that my son to have his own room but I didn’t want to over extend my budget. Plus I also had been interested in a movement called Minimalism, living on less is more. So while I was at an event called Tedx Bellevue I was introduced to a Tedtalk by Graham Hill, Less Stuff More Happiness. Must watch it.

It reminded me I don’t need that much space. One of my other goals is to travel the world and when I do travel and stay in hotels it is really just one room and a desk and closet and maybe a TV with drawers. In some places maybe even less just a bed and a big window to watch the sun setting over the waves.

Really all I need or want is the internet, a laptop and the ones I love.

I also wanted the location to be close to my son’s school. He is in the 6th grade and he really didn’t want to move away from friends. We have moved about 20 times, just kidding maybe not that many but a lot that I can’t remember the exact number. He didn’t used to mind the moving before because he was little but now its “Middle School” and at this age if you have kids at about this age you know its all about the friends.

Lastly I wanted to live in a smoke free environment. My step dad smokes so it was killing me every day to be there. I literally have been doing all I can to spend as little time there and got focused on getting this new place. With my son having small case of asthma and allergies it was not a great place to be.

Your environment is so important, Physically and Mentally. Don’t you agree? 

The lesson… 

I learned was as my priorities get clear and when I am clear on what I want the rest makes it self appear.

I am a work in progress. The point is even though I don’t have everything I want YET. I know that just shifting my energy here and aligning myself to feel like I already Do HAVE IT ALL.

In the future there will be lots of other homes I will manifest. This one happens to just be in someone else’s name for now.

I am still working on my credit and working on ways to increase my income. Which I am going to be sharing on future posts.

I also have many resources and are open to creative options. One of the ways I create more income is being the connector I am. So, If you know of anyone who wants to sell, buy or invest in the Greater Seattle area, let me know.

Contact me if you know anyone who is moving to Seattle or Wanting to Sell their home Quick for CASH. 

Much Love,


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Why I Dream of Owning My Own Home – Single Mom Buys Houses

WHY I DREAM Of Buying My Own Home - SingleMomBuysHouses.com

Do you dream of owning your own home? I dream about it all the time. It is now time for me to bring my dreams into action.

I know If I share my dream with enough people it will come true. Not only for the fact that I am putting it all out there, It will hold me accountable.

Are you wondering Why I am doing this? Why do I want to buy a home so bad? Why is it important to me?

Then watch this video below.

Do you share the same passion for buying your first home on your own?

Please share your “WHY” in the comments below.

Single Mom Becomes Real Estate Investor

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How does a single mom become a real estate investor? One income, no savings and currently paying off a mountain of debt. Let me explain, I have a unique situation with the odds against me I still feel very optimistic.

In 2007 I got laid off and have never looked back. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. I was introduced to a game called Cashflow 101 by Robert Kiyosaki the author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad. The game changed my perspective about life and the word “Passive Income” would change my thoughts forever.

What is Passive Income?
Passive income is an income received on a regular basis, with little effort required to maintain it. via wikipedia
Examples may be income from a rental property, a business that has been systematized to run without you, Internet products, Royalties on books or music, etc…

Did you know about Passive Income growing up? I was told go to school, work hard, and maybe one day you’ll get to retire at 65. Who made up that bull shit? Who says we have to retire at 65. I am not lazy either I do like to work hard, but who said it had to be for someone else’s dream.

The Birth of a Mompreneur…
After learning from the game and surrounding myself with successful people is when I started to develop The Millionairess in Training mindset. Reading everything I can get a hold of or listen to in the self help section. One of the books I read was the One Minute Millionaire and they talk about two ways to generate wealth in Real Estate and in Internet Business. Lucky I am passionate about both. For this post let’s talk about Real Estate.

Why Real Estate?
Over the last 5 years I have built some great relationships with other real estate entrepreneurs, and investors all over the country. I also enjoy networking with entrepreneurs from all walks of life and interviewing them on my other blog http://www.TheMillionairessinTraining.com. It’s a great way for me to learn and share it with others on what I am learning and hopefully we can grow together.

Another side benefit is that I have been able to network with high net worth individuals that are always open to finding great real estate deals. That is where I can use something we call in the industry OPM (Other People’s Money). One of the benefits of being wealthy is that other people come to you with great deals.

Even though I don’t have any money to invest in real estate yet, I loving being a part of the industry by working on a team with other successful investors. Using my gifts of connecting people, their passions and helping everyone profit.

This is where I need your help!
If you or someone you know who lives in the Seattle or Puget Sound area that is motivated to sell their home at a discount. We can close quick with CASH. My investors are interested in properties that might need a little TLC, Fixers, Vacant land or Complete tear downs. Every situation is different and as you know a good investor does their due diligence. Contact me with the address and details if you come a cross a property or friend that needs help selling their home.

If you have any questions or comments, comment below.

How Can A Single Mom Buy A Home? Do You Think It’s Possible?

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Have you ever asked yourself, “How can a single mom buy a home?”

To share a little bit of my story, I became a single mom at the young age of 19 years old. I had a great job working full time and going to school full time. So adding on raising a child as a child during that time of my life was very challenging. The bills started to add up and my single fun and blow it all away money quickly faded fast. No child support, and because I was such a hard worker I made too much money to qualify for government assistance.

I never thought about owning my own home until one day my aunt asked me to check into it. At the time I wasn’t doing that bad but my single income as a single mom was not going to qualify me for much and my debt to ratio was so high from my school loans. This was I am going to guess about 2002 or 2003 I qualified for about 70,000. I was very discouraged at the time because that would not allow me to find anything not even a small condo in the area I live in.

Things have certainly changed since then, and I am not just talking about the economy. My mindset and the people I hang around with have helped me see another perspective. What perspective is that you might ask? It is Possibility!

It is possible to regain your life back and get everything you want in life. My son is now 11 years old and one of my goals after having him is to find a home where we can call “Home”. A place where we can mark the doors and track is height, a place where is friends can come over and hang out and play games. A place where we can just chill and watch a movie on a rainy day. A place I can hang up one of my paintings and have photos of our many family trips and vacations. It is the american dream of home ownership.

Our recent visit back to Hawaii - Haleiwa North Shore

Our recent visit back to Hawaii – Haleiwa North Shore 07/2012

I will be tracking my progress here and sharing with you how I am going to buy my first home in the next 12months or sooner. I am also planning on finding ways to be creative and buy more than just my first home but investment properties for income. You can also find me interviewing other successful single mom’s and professionals who have assisted in inspiring and being a resource to women like me on this site so keep checking back.

If you have any suggestions or comments on my journey please comment below.