Monday, January 31, 2022 / by Todd Mowry
Things to Negotiate When Buying a Home in the Orlando Area by Todd Mowry Orlando Realtor
Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a experienced multi home buyer …negotiation and contract talks can be a little stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the best possible deal for your money. So, what should you negotiate when buying an Orlando area house?
What to Negotiate When Buying an Orlando Area Home
Your closing costs are determined by a variety of factors, but you can expect them to be between 2% to 5% of the purchase price. In a standard market you may ask the seller to cover some or all of the closing costs upfront or request a closing credit that can be used to make specific updates and fixes to the home. In a seller’s market this may be more difficult.
Love how the seller has furnished and decorated the home? Buyers often negotiate keeping couches, landscaping items, patio furniture, appliances, and more. ; ...
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 / by Todd Mowry
New Build or Existing Home: Which One Is Right for You?
Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough homes for sale.
Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September, down 13% from the previous year. According to the National Association of Realtors, that’s about 2.4 months of inventory, which is far less than the six months that is generally needed to strike a healthy balance between supply and demand.
Given the limited number of available properties, if you’re a buyer in today’s market, you may need to expand your search to include both new construction and resale homes. But it can feel a little like comparing apples to oranges. Let’s take a closer look at some of the factors you should take into account when choosing between a new build or an existing home. ...
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 / by Todd Mowry
Owning a brand new home is a great experience. Being able to add special touches that truly make it your own and knowing you are the first to have lived here is wonderful. Brand new things like appliances, AC, hot water heater, tile, pipes, and cabinets can give you a piece of mind, especially knowing the fact that they all have warranties and that you are the first to use them. Lots of new homes are being built all over Central Florida.
Dont go in alone however, it can be tricky to work with a builder and you may not maximize your dollars and find all the extras you are entitled to. Also you can get stuck paying more than you thought if you don't have an experienced, dependable Realtor on your side to help you navigate the contracts, addendums, and fine print associated with dealing with builders and their agents or representatives.
Most people don't know you should still have a buyers Realtor on your side to help facilitate the process. It's similar to if you went to cour ...