Move Up Buyer

Move Up Buyer

Move Up Buyer

Your current home is feeling a little cramped and you decided you need a larger home.  There are several steps that you should consider.

  1. Determine your needs

Are you moving up to be in a larger home, or would you like a neighborhood with amenities, or are you looking to reduce your commute time.Once you made the decision to move you need to assess your financial situation.Do you need to sell your house before you move? Can you move before you close? Can you put things in storage for the interim move? Are you building a new home and will have to wait for it to be completed?

  1. Establish the Value of your Present Home

Call me to determine the value of your present home.Your future decisions may be dependent on the amount of equity that has accrued.You will need a realistic approach based on real time market trends, what the competition is from other homes currently on the market and how quickly you need to move.

  1. Contact a Lender

You will then need to talk to a lender to determine “How much home you can afford”.Remember that you may now have additional expenses with a larger home, amenities in neighborhood or a growing family.A lender can run different scenarios with you.

  1. Finding the Home of Your Dreams

I will listen to your requirements and desires and narrow your search to those homes and areas that would be the best fit.I will help you come up with an offer price based upon a market analysis of the home.I am focused on negotiating the best possible terms for you.I will be there for the home inspections, repair negotiations, appraisals and closing. I am there every step of the way to make real estate easy to navigate.


Additional resources:

Eight Steps to buying your home

Mortgage Calculator

Deciding how much house you can afford

Creating your home wish-list

Things not to do before buying a house

Opting for New Construction

Factors affecting your offering price

Closing Costs

Working with Real Estate Agents

Home Buying Guide

Relocation Package


Search for Homes

Contact Information

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Meryl Alexander
Smooth Sailing Real Estate @ KW
101 Cosgrove Avenue, Suite 200
Chapel Hill NC 27514