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Feeling a Little Cramped?

If your home is squeezing you out because of a growing family or you are seriously thinking about moving to a new neighborhood then you may just be ready for your first or next home. But however to you get started?

Begin with a little "reality" check. Take some time analyze what that next step may actually be. Visit the neighborhoods that you may seriously be interested in and get familiar with Charlottesville real estate or the are you would like to move to. Tour Open Houses and homes for sale to see what kind of a property is available in your price range. A Sales Associate from Roy Wheeler Realty Co. will be pleased to show you these properties as well as charlottesville real estateneighborhoods and houses you might not have considered, but that may fit your needs perfectly. Trust your instincts and focus in on what you know fits your lifestyle. Most of all, discuss with your Charlottesville real estate agents all that you like and don’t like about those properties viewed. This will enable them to more precisely define your exact needs and research additional possibilities for you. In this manner your Sales Associate can better advise you on the value and investment quality of homes on the market.

Next, talk to your lender to see what kinds of mortgage programs and rates are currently available, as well as how much you will qualify for. More important, take a hard look at your household budget to realistically determine how much of a mortgage payment you can afford each month. Your Charlottesville real estate agent at Roy Wheeler Realty Co. will be glad to charlottesville real estatereview options with you and if you don’t have a relationship with a lender will provide a list of reputable people and programs in the area.

In the meantime, your Associate can perform a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for your current home to determine how it compares to other homes sold in your neighborhood. Together you can determine a realistic asking price. They can also suggest ways to prepare your home for sale and discuss a marketing strategy that best suits your property. Once you have made a realistic assessment of what you’re getting into your house can be placed on the market while you begin to seriously look for your next home.

So, that’s how you get started and we will be with you every step of the way thereafter