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. ...
Thursday, June 24, 2021 / by Todd Mowry
There are various things to look for on your home tour with a Realtor. You should look at all the usual things like the kitchen, baths, layout, rooms and the backyard... but there are also things that you should look at on your tour that can save you a lot of time and money if you spot these things early. By learning a few things and taking a little extra time on your home tour and listening to your Realtor... you will not end up putting in offers on homes that wont work for you because they need to many repairs or have unpermitted work that you don't want to deal with. If you see these things early, they can also help you save money on the amount of your offer. Most of time sellers know what's wrong with their homes but see it differently than the buyer. So if you spot a problem early you can make your offer accordingly rather than trying to lower your offer later after the inspection. You might learn from your inspector something that you think is a hidden problem but the seller thin ...
Monday, November 30, 2020 / by Klaus Xhumari
This 5 bedroom, 6 bath, 4,808 square foot property is up for sale at $899,999. There are many things that make this house stand out. Let's take a tour...
The property sits on one acre in the back of a peaceful community. While it may seem far from the city, this area has easy access to major roads. The home also has deeded access to Lake Pickett, which can be seen in the photo above. The area is zoned for Walker Elementary, Lawton Chiles Middle, and Hagerty High School, which are all highly rated schools, making this a great place for families.
The house has a long driveway with a detached garage. There are solar panels installed on the roof, which provide 10,000 watts of solar energy. The back of the house includes a screened pool area and a large private backyard.
Here's a closer look at the detached garage, which can house two vehicles and has its own 500 square foot apartment with a full kitchen and bathroom.
The front entrance...
A large living area wi ...