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

866-909-0900

Haymarket Homes Values

Qualifying the Buyer for your Haymarket Property


Either you or your agent will want to weed out potential buyers who cannot afford to purchase your Haymarket home. Items to investigate include the buyers debt and credit history, current income and employment, the availability of cash for a down payment, the time the buyer needs before closing on the home and the buyers level of interest in your home as compared to other properties.


Haymarket FAIR MARKET VALUE


When you buy Haymarket real estate or refinance your present home, your lender will ask you to pay for an appraisal to help ensure that the sales price and mortgage amount is consistent with the property's market value. The appraiser uses the Rule of Three. What that means is the lender wants to evaluate three "comparables"recent sales of nearby homes that are very similar to the one you are buying. Based on this information, the lender will make adjustments to reflect the differences between the properties and arrive at a fair price for your home.

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 Cycles


One problem with attempting to time your purchase to the business cycle is that even experts have problems accurately predicting the future economy. Even when they can, the Haymarket market does not necessarily move in tandem with the stock market or the economy as a whole. Haymarket is a unique situation.

When the economy is doing well, interest rates are generally higher. The result is that fewer people can afford houses, and Haymarket is no exception. When the economy slows down, interest rates fall, the "affordability index" moves up and more people can afford houses. The Haymarket market will take the lead.


Haymarket Homebuyers Quandry


Armed with the Comparative Marketing Analysis, it is time to approach your lender to see if you can get financing without selling your current Haymarket. In most cases, financing will be contingent upon selling your home but you may be able to obtain interim financing sometimes known as a Bridge Loan.



What Makes Haymarket Sell?


Books have been written about this topic but to be concise, successful sale depends on six factors: Price; Terms; Location; The Home's Condition; The Homes Accessibility and the Marketing exposure the Haymarket receives.

Price is what a willing seller and a willing buyer agree on. Price is determined by the current market, which fluctuates causing home values and prices to fluctuate. Often Haymarket that does not sell is over-priced for the current market. Terms can vary as well. Some owners want payment in full, some are willing to carry a second.

Location is a major consideration in pricing and desirability for Haymarket. Has the neighborhood gone to pot or does it look like a street at Disneyland? Are there open spaces nearby or is the home located in the middle of commercial district?