DC METRO REAL ESTATE

Serving the Real Estate needs of the communities of Manassas, Bristow, Haymarket, Warrenton, Gainesville and Culpeper  in Northern Virginia


Dave Scardina  
Broker / Owner

703-829-SOLD

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Haymarket Homes Search / Buyer Seller Tips

Haymarket Home Buying Pitfalls


Buying your Haymarket home whether you are a first time buyer or an Old Pro involves legal, financial and emotional considerations. The more you know about the most common buyer mistakes in Haymarket, the more likely you are to avoid them.

Make sure that when you put in an offer on any Haymarket home that you have spent time narrowing down just what you are looking for. When the sellers accept your offer, you are involved in a binding contract that could cost you your deposit and other damages should you decide to back out. The opposite scenario, waiting for the 100 % perfect home can be an exercise in futility. With the thousands of variables available in housing, including location, style, size, amenities and condition, perfection is almost always an unreasonable goal.


Haymarket Real Estate Contract Options


Less common types of agreements include what is known as a One Time Show, and Exclusive Agency, and an Open Listing agreement. The One -Time Show and the Open Listing are similar and are often used by homeowners who wish to sell their Haymarket real estate on their own but will agree to pay a commission to an agent who brings a qualified buyer for the home. A Haymarket homeowner may agree to an Open Listing with several agents and also agree to a One-Time Show to any agent who has an interested buyer.

Haymarket Homebuyers Quandry


Before you begin your next home search, make sure the Haymarket you have is Market Ready. If painting or landscaping or repairs need doing, get them done. If you are going to go out house-hunting you may save yourself a lot of heartache and headache if your house is ready to be listed at a moments notice.

In many cases the amount you expect to realize from your existing Haymarket real estate will determine the price you can afford to pay for your next home. Start with a Comparative Market Analysis so you will know about how much you can afford to spend.


Bitten by the Haymarket Home Improvement Bug?


Maybe, like millions of Americans, you cant help it! You live in your Haymarket home for several years and before you know it, you find yourself thinking about how the kitchen would look with new cabinets and a granite countertop. Should you start with the kitchen or would it be better to add a home office to give the family a little more room? There seems to be endless options for the creative Haymarket homeowner bitten by the Home Improvement Bug. Once you get started thinking along these lines, it usually doesnt take long before the ultimate question pops up. Is it better to improve your current home or simply sell and buy a bigger, newer or more desirable Area home? Here are some issues to help you make that all-important decision.


Building Haymarket Home Equity


As a Haymarket homeowner you have the right to pay more towards the principle loan amount each month. Lets say your monthly payment is $700.00 a month and $100.00 a month is being applied to the principle. If you choose to pay $900.00 instead of $700.00, the $200.00 overage will be applied entirely to the principle. Thus, instead of gaining $1,200.00 a year in Haymarket home equity, you gain $3,600.00.

The only factor being considered here is Home Equity. In individual cases it may be wiser to invest than to pre-pay your home loan. It also may be wiser to pay off high-interest, non-deductible loans before considering your Haymarket home equity building options. Your financial advisor is the one to consult for these matters. If you would like up-to-the-minute information about Haymarket home appreciation values in your area, please call or E-mail me today.



Rent or Buy Haymarket


For most people, the chance to trade nondeductible rent payments for mostly deductible mortgage payments is a powerful inducement to trade a rental home into a Haymarket of your own. This is by far the single most important reason why people decide to buy their first Haymarket.

However, whether you are considering your first Haymarket investment or planning to move up, the number crunching necessary to figure out how much house you can afford depends on two calculations: one for actual monthly outlays, the other for the true, after tax costs.