September 2019 Year-to-Date Jefferson City Area Home Sales Statistics

September 2019 Year-to-Date Jefferson City Area Home Sales Statistics

So far this year, there have been 1,674 NEW LISTINGS. Last year, at this time, there were 1,649 New Listings. The whole JC MLS is running about the same as the previous year.

Last year, in September, there were 122 Homes Under Contract. This September, the stats are in, and there were 172 HOMES UNDER CONTRACT. A huge increase from the same time in 2018.

10 Things You Shouldn’t Do While Buying A Home

 
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  1. Don’t discontinue paying your current mortgage payment or other loan payments.

  2. Don’t take out a payday loan to cover closing costs.

  3. Don’t book a luxury vacation to relax before moving day.

  4. Don’t quit your job, get fired, or suddenly decide to rely on a multi-level marketing scheme business as your sole source of income.

  5. Don’t furnish your new home with a credit card.

  6. Don’t buy a new vehicle or you may end up living in it.

  7. Don’t co-sign on any loans, no matter how much you want to help someone.

  8. Don’t make any large transfers into or out of your account without discussing it in advance with your lender.

  9. Don’t avoid paying Uncle Sam unless you want your new to home to be surrounded by barbed wire.

  10. Don’t open any off-shore bank accounts.

Do You Really Need A Buyer’s Agent?

Do You Really Need A Buyer’s Agent?

The short answer of that question is YES! But for the sake of blogging, allow me to elaborate. In a era of DIYer’s, there’s just some things you should leave to the professionals. You trust your doctor to manage your health and your mechanic to fix your car, why not trust a Realtor to aide in purchasing a home?

Buyers agents are trained to negotiate a good price, research property history, coordinate title work, facilitate inspections, refer you to the top lending professionals in the area, and are there every step of the way during the entire process. And to sweeten the deal? In our market, sellers usually pay the Agent’s commission! So what do you have to lose? Nothing! But you stand to lose plenty if you try to navigate a major purchase like this on your own!

If you’re considering buying a home, I’d love to help! Call or text me, Lindsey Helton, anytime at 573-291-4875!

Michael’s Addicted to Recycling ~ I’m Addicted to Cleaning

Michael’s Addicted to Recycling ~ I’m Addicted to Cleaning

On any given day you could probably walk into my room and find multiple reasons why you think this title is false. I wait so long to do laundry that my laundry basket overflows and falls out of the closet I try to enclose it in. My bed is only made about half the time. Make-up covers my vanity. (Just to name a few).

What you may not realize is that I can only handle this level of mess for a few days and then it is time to clean it all up.

Your home is a very physical representation of what your life looks like at the time.

How To Write a Successful Offer In A Competitive Market

How To Write a Successful Offer In A Competitive Market

In this market of multiple offers and “quick moving” inventory, it’s important when you find the “right” home that you act quickly and correctly to get the homes of your dreams.

1. Prepare a written offer

Written offers are taken more seriously than verbal ones. In a carefully constructed offer, you can highlight the things that make you a strong buyer and convey concisely what you want. You can also highlight things that make you offer more appealing. For example, if you are a first-time home buyer and do not have a home to sell.