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

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Negotiating the Sale of Your Haymarket Home.


Some say that the Devil is in the Details and these last two steps are full of details as buyers make offers contingent upon certain conditions being met by the seller and sellers make counter offers in the process of closing your Haymarket home. Once there is agreement, however, many details still remain in order to finalize the sale.

Haymarket Fixed or Adjustable?


The fixed rate mortgages offer Haymarket real estate buyers peace of mind with predictable monthly payments. Taxes may go up but the principle and interest will remain fixed throughout the life of the loan. When interest rates were rising rapidly in the late 1970s, lenders came up with ARMs or Adjustable Rate Mortgages. With an ARM, the borrower assumes the risk of rising interest rates. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Haymarket Disclosure Rule


Tell All is definitely the rule for anyone who is selling Haymarket real estate in todays market. Let the Buyer Beware can easily come back and bite you in a delicate spotyour pocketbook.

Today, those selling a home or any Haymarket are expected to disclose all known material defects that are not readily apparent to the buyer. A Material Defect is usually a physical condition that would affect a buyers decision to purchase the home or what price to pay for the home. A leaky roof is definitely a Material Defect. If a Haymarket seller tries to disguise the leak by painting the interior ceiling and walls without fixing the leak, the truth will come out the next time it rains. Chances are the first call the buyer makes will be to his attorney.

Haymarket Real Estate Title Insurance


A Haymarket mortgage policy that insures the lender remains in effect until the loan is paid off. An owners policy insures the buyer and remains in effect as long as the owner or the owners heirs own the property. An owner policy may cost a little more than a lender policy. For example, an owner policy may run somewhere around $3.50 per $1000.00 of home value while a policy for lender protection may run in the neighborhood of $2.50 per $1000.00 of home value.

The Haymarket real estate Title Company searches and examines public records to determine if any problems with the title exist. Your real estate agents works very closely with the Title Company to help clear up any past clouds that may affect the transfer of title to the new owner.


Does Your Haymarket Have Curb Appeal?


Every prospective buyer who visits your Haymarket home is struck by a variety of impressions regardless of whether your landscaping is eye-catching or merely so-so. Plants that overrun the walkway, trees that badly need pruning and visible suggest to the prospective buyer that this home will take a lot of landscaping maintenance and yet if your yard is well-maintained, the prospective buyer is inclined to simply admire the fact and move on. If your Haymarket front porch or front door need paint, the prospective buyer is likely to notice the paint job inside and out and think about how much maintenance that will take on a yearly basis. The important message here is that things that look bad or run down call attention to all the work that needs to be done while things that are well maintained conjure up ideas of how pleasant it would be to live there.

Haymarket DEPRECIATION


Depreciation is the loss of value of a building or an asset due to wear, tear, and aging. Depreciation cannot be applied to your personal residence unless you use your Haymarket in some way for business. If you do depreciate a part of your home, let's say a home office, there are tax consequences you must consider when you sell your home.