FREE Home Warranty


 

FREE Home Warranty
by Roland Low, Coldwell Banker Innovations

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If you, or anyone you know, is even thinking of buying or selling, I have a deal for you.  I am offering a FREE home warranty for buyer’s and seller’s that sign a representative contract with me and close by July 31, 2016.

This is NOT a skimmed down version of a warranty. It is issued by Coldwell Banker and administered by American Home Shield. The plan is the Shield Plus and will cover such items as air conditioning, heating, ductwork, plumbing, electrical, water heaters, washer, dryer, refrigerator, built-in microwave,dishwasher and more.

Buyer’s will have the comfort of knowing that they have coverage for unexpected home repairs that can happen at any time. Seller’s have the benefit of marketing their home with a home warranty. It’s a win-win.

Of course there are some limitations and exclusions so call me today for details. This offer may be cancelled at any time.

Roland

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What Every REALTOR® Wants You To Know – My Two-Faced Strategies!


What Every REALTOR® Wants You To Know – My Two-Faced Strategies!

No one should be surprised to hear that the strategy a REALTOR® plans for a buyer is different for that of a seller. I have both sellers and buyers that I am working with and some are several months into the future.

Real Estate Market Trend is Strong
Real Estate Market Trend is Strong

I have a client who is preparing his house to go on the market this summer. This summer fits into the schedule they have. My advice to them is that it is Ok to wait until summer because home prices are expected to climb. Home prices in the nation climbed 8.2% from January, 2015 to January, 2016. This increase works well with their plan to list the property this summer.

I also have clients that are looking to buy a home. They want to “start looking actively” in May of this year. My advice to them is to not wait. That same increase in home prices that are working to the advantage of my home sellers is working against my home buyers. My advice to home buyers is to not wait.

If you are looking to buy a home of $250,000, an 8.2% increase in the price would now cost you $270,500 – an increase of $20,500. The good news is that mortgage interest rates are expected to remain low, however, some slight increases may occur.

My advice to home sellers is to list your property to fit your schedule. My advice to home buyers is to get moving. If you are even thinking of buying a home in the next year I encourage you to start now.

If you are thinking of buying or selling, talk to a real estate professional – talk to a REALTOR® – who can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

As always, if I can help with any of your real estate needs, please feel free to text or call me at 301-712-8808 or email me at RolandLow1@gmail.com.

Roland

What Every REALTOR® Wants You To Know About Home Inspections


Buying a new home can be a very stressful time. In addition to taking on a large amount of debt, buyers have a sundry of other expenses that keep popping up, such as closing costs, insurance, moving expenses and the home inspection to name a few.

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In my opinion, the home inspection is one of the most important steps for buyers to take and one that too often they try to forego or circumvent. My approach is to get into a verbal arm wrestling match with buyers who try to avoid have an inspection by a qualified, licensed home inspector. And here’s why:

First of all, a home inspection by a qualified, licensed home inspector can identify a wide range of issues that may be lurking just out of sight to the buyer. Even if an item is working properly at the time, it may be just a matter of time before the owner could expect to have to repair or replace. Even if the item doesn’t need to be replaced at the time, it could possibly be a negotiating tool to adjust the price.

The second issue that I think needs attention is for buyers to not use an uncle or family friend to “take a look” at the property and see what they think. Having a family friend give their thoughts on the property may encourage the buyers one way or another, but in all likelihood unless that uncle or family friend is a licensed, qualified home inspector, their opinion will not considered acceptable as it pertains to the contract.

Maryland real estate contracts states that the buyers have the right to have the property inspected by “ … a qualified professional engineer, licensed home inspector, or other expert . . .”. Whether or not an uncle or family friend would qualify as an expert could complicate the contract as it relates to the property inspection.

If you are thinking of buying or selling talk to a real estate professional – talk to a REALTOR® – who can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

As always, if I can help with any of your real estate needs, please feel free to text or call me at 301-712-8808 or email me at RolandLow1@gmail.com.

Roland