Tag: Sell

The Home Selling Process

There’s a lot to think about when selling a home. Here are some general guidelines showing the home selling process.

Home Preparation

You will want your home to look it’s best when potential buyers are seeing it. Handling necessary repairs, keeping the home spotlessly clean, and removing clutter are just a few things that you will need to do.  Note – Be ready for some inconvenience.  You may have to be ready for home showings quickly, so keeping the home clean and tidy at all times is important. This can be a challenge at times, so be sure to plan ahead.

Receiving An Offer On Your Home

When you receive an offer on your home you will need to review it thoroughly. You may go back and forth a few times before arriving on an agreement between the buyer and yourself. Be ready to sign a purchase and sales agreement (the contract) once all parties have agreed on the finalized terms.

Home Inspection

Typically the buyer will have inspections done on the home. The inspection period is shown on the contract.

Title Search

This process will be started by the title company.

Repair Requests

Any requests for repairs to be made to the home by the seller will be made after the home inspection is completed.

Appraisal

The lender will order an appraisal of the home.

Survey

If a new survey of the property is needed it should be ordered so it can be completed and received per the time frame shown in the contract.

Title Clearing

The title search is completed when the title is cleared. The title company should advise when everything is clear.

Mortgage Approval

Once the buyer’s loan has been approved you are ready to prepare for closing.

Closing Scheduled

The closing date is coordinated with the closing attorney/title company’s office once the mortgage is approved and title is cleared.

Settlement Statement

This will be received by all parties to review after the title is cleared and the mortgage is approved.

Final Walk Through

The buyer will usually take a final walk through of the home to insure everything is in good order prior to closing.

Closing

It is at this time you sign your closing paperwork. You will need to have keys to the property ready to turn over to the new owner at time of possession of the property (usually at closing).

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Moving? Change Of Address Tips

Relocating to a new city (or just a new address) means having to change your mailing address.  This can seem like a daunting task considering the number of people and companies that need that information to be up to date.  Here are a few tips to make the process easier.

Tip # 1 – Make a checklist of who will need to be notified of your change of address. An easy way to do this is to go through your email, mail, address book, and cell phone contacts to see who will need to be notified. This includes family members, friends, credit card companies, banks, investment accounts, magazine subscriptions, frequent travel programs, auto payment billing, insurance companies, utility companies, healthcare providers, wireless phone providers, auto club, other club memberships, employers, vehicle registrations, etc.

Tip # 2 – Complete a change of address with the post office. This can be done online at the United States Postal Service’s website ( http://www.usps.com ) or by obtaining a change of address form from your local post office location.  The USPS website gives useful information regarding your change of address and what to expect of the process.

Tip # 3 – If you don’t have your permanent address in your new city yet then you may want to consider obtaining a PO box or mailbox service in your new location until your new address is established.  You can do a change of address to the temporary address. Then when you are moved into your new home, you can process another change of address to the new address.

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Stonebridge Village Condominiums

Stonebridge Village Condominiums

Location – 7990 Baymeadows Road East near I-295

Area – Southside

Year Built – 2001 – 2005

Style – Low rise garden style

Buildings Description – This large condominium community has over 400  units located in 24 three-story buildings.

Amenities – Large swimming pool, club house, walking/jogging trails, fitness center

Unit Types – 2 & 3 Bedroom Units

Parking – Covered and exterior parking

Atmosphere – The community has a large lake and lots of green areas for walking, jogging, etc.  The resort style swimming pool is large and nicely landscaped.

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Lakecrest Condominiums

 

Lakecrest Condominiums
Location – Off Southside Blvd on Belle Rive Blvd near The Avenues Mall
Area – Baymeadows/Southside
Year Built – 1993 with an addition in 2005
Style – Low rise garden style
Buildings Description – This large condominium community has two story buildings.
Amenities – 2 Swimming pools, club house, tennis, fitness center
Unit Types – 1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Units
Parking – Garages and exterior parking
Atmosphere – The community has a lot of open green areas.

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Los Prados Condominiums

 

Los Prados Condominiums
Location – Off Baymeadows Rd near I-95
Area – Baymeadows
Year Built – 1973
Style – Low rise garden style
Buildings Description – This large condominium community has two story buildings.
Access – Not gated
Amenities – Swimming pool, club house, walking trails
Unit Types – 2, 3, & 4 Bedroom Units
Parking – Exterior parking
Atmosphere – The community has a resort atmosphere with lots of green space. There are lots of trees.

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Solano Grove Condominiums

 

Solano Grove Condominiums
Location – Off San Jose Blvd near Sunbeam Road
Area – Mandarin Area
Year Built – Started in 1973 – Some units built in 1979
Style – 1 & 2 Story buildings
Buildings Description – This condominium community has a variety of 1 and 2 story buildings. Some buildings are brick and some are stucco.
Access – Gated entry with guard house at entrance to the community
Amenities – Swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), large club room, tennis
Unit Types -1, 2, 3, & 4 Bedroom units with a variety of floor plans

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