Uncategorized March 1, 2011

5 Steps to Home Ownership in Medford

Know what you want. Before you start looking at houses you need to decide what you want and need for your new home. Has your lifestyle changed? Does Medford fit your needs or is Central Point better for your new lifestyle, or do you prefer the schools in Ashland? The answers to these questions will help you find the perfect home.

Get a realtor. Buying and selling a home is far more complicated then you may think. Dan Westbrook can help you get through the process smoothly. You will receive information about the current market condition, and the strategies that need to be applied to negotiations. Information you wouldn’t be privy to if you didn’t have a realtor.
Choose a home. No aspect of the home buying process is more complex, personal or variable than bargaining between buyers and sellers. Deciding on a home is a huge decision, and you want to make the right one. Ask yourself if this is THE home for you. Then figure out if you can really afford the home.

Make an offer. In practice, the offer depends on the basic laws of supply and demand: If many buyers are competing for homes, then sellers will likely get full-price offers and sometimes even more. If demand is weak, then offers below the asking price may be in order. In Oregon its best if the realtor contacts the seller with the offer.
What’s next? Moving in. The sellers leave the house ready to be painted and cleaned for you, not spotless. The house is the single largest asset that most people own so Enjoy your new home in OR!