Since mid-March, so much has changed, not even considering the Athens real estate market and COVID-19. Things that used to be taken for granted are now seen as risky. We wear masks for shopping and are way more cautious even visiting with friends. The public parks were closed for several weeks and public pools have […]
With stricter requirements for financing and limited inventory of homes in some price ranges, it can seem more difficult when buying a home in Athens GA.
Buying a home is one of the largest purchases most of us ever make. Be sure you are represented and have all the facts before making the final decision.
There is more to the monthly mortgage payment than principal and interest. Make sure you have the facts about private mortgage insurance.
Deciding on the amount you can afford to pay for a home is the first step.
Having repairs made by the seller before closing may be difficult. Depending on the repairs needed, it may be better to do them after closing.
The home inspection may or may not reveal repairs that would have been missed. To be protected, we always recommend a home inspection.
Don’t skip over the final walk-through when buying a home. Even with a vacant home, things may have changed since the last time you saw the home.
Having enough money for a down payment plus closing costs can be expensive. Asking a seller to pay the closing costs is a common practice.
Real estate terms may be different in each state. Pending or Under Contract can mean the same thing but should be used to clearly identify the status.