Pre-approval and Pre-qualification: What to know

When you decide you’re ready to buy a house, you’ll begin to hear the worlds “pre-approval” and “pre-qualification” thrown around. We’re bringing you all the need-to-know information on what the differences are, what to expect and why getting a pre-approval is so important derived straight from one of our “Ask Beth” videos featuring Joel Mahakian from Premium Mortgage.

Do you need help figuring out how to start your pre-approval process? We can point you in the direction of some of our trusted partners!

By |2018-08-28T12:38:33-05:00August 28th, 2018|Residential|0 Comments

Useful Amazon Products Every Homeowner Needs

Amazon can totally become a cesspool of things you don’t actually need. But today we’re bringing you a list of 5 useful Amazon products that every homeowner does need and why! 

1) Hangers /  2) Cast iron skillet  3) Steamer  / 4) Charging station  / 5) Roku streaming stick

What’re your favorite household items? Share your thoughts with us!

By |2018-06-25T12:59:42-05:00June 25th, 2018|Residential|0 Comments

What A Realtor Does For You

Many home buyers and sellers are not aware of the true value that a Realtor provides during the course of a real estate transaction. Many people, in fact, are not cognizant of the expertise, professional knowledge, and just plain hard work that go into bringing about a successful real estate transaction.

A multitude of important services and steps required in a real estate transaction are carried out by the Realtor or the brokerage staff. Most of these steps have traditionally been viewed simply as part of a Realtor’s professional responsibilities to the client. But, without them, the transaction could be placed in jeopardy.

Listed below are nearly 200 typical actions, research steps, processes, and review stages necessary for a successful residential real estate transaction that are normally provided by a full-service real estate brokerage in exchange for their sales commission. Depending on the transaction, some of these steps may take minutes, hours, or even days to complete, while some may not be needed.

The list is by no means an attempt to set forth a complete list of services, as these can vary within each brokerage and each market. Many Realtors routinely provide a wide variety of additional services that are as varied as the nature of each transaction. At Envision Real Estate in particular, our Client Success Manager completes a number of these tasks too. 

By the same token, some transactions may not require every step listed. However, given the unexpected complications that can arise, it’s far better to know about a step and make an intelligent, informed decision to skip it, than to not know the possibility even exists. 

Have more questions? Contact us today.

By |2018-06-04T14:05:46-05:00June 4th, 2018|Residential|0 Comments

Ask Beth: 5 Tips on Being a Seller in a Seller’s Market

We’re back with another video recap! Here are Beth’s 5 tips on being a seller in a Seller’s Market.



Want to hear Beth answer questions on this topic? Click here and skip to 3:30! 

By |2018-05-07T10:27:15-05:00May 7th, 2018|Residential|0 Comments

Ask Beth Recap: How to be competitive from a buyer’s standpoint

We’ve started a segment called “Ask Beth” over on our facebook page! In these videos, owner of Envision Real Estate, Beth Matthews, offers her expertise on different real estate topics and answers your questions! In case you missed it, we’re recapping her first video segment all about how to be a competitive buyer in a seller’s market.



Want to hear Beth answer questions on this topic? Click here and skip to 5:05! 

By |2018-06-13T11:42:39-05:00April 18th, 2018|Residential|0 Comments

Life in Hamburg: Food, Fitness and Fun

And we’re back with another neighborhood guide! This time, we’re taking you to Hamburg, NY, home of the Erie County Fair. Who knew the village was so cute? See more on where to eat, what to do and where to workout in our “Life in Hamburg” guide.
 

Looking to move to Hamburg and have more questions? Stephanie Djaballah is your neighborhood expert!

By |2018-04-05T09:04:03-05:00April 5th, 2018|Residential|0 Comments

How To House Hunt

House hunting does not have to be an overwhelming process. With an agent with you every step of the way, and these tips, we hope that you’re getting excited about this journey!

Looking for more advice? We’re here!

By |2018-03-28T12:45:54-05:00March 28th, 2018|Homebuyer's Handbook, Residential|0 Comments

Life in Orchard Park: Food, Fitness and Fun

We’re so excited to begin our “Life In…” series! At Envision Real Estate, we’re lucky enough to have agents who all bring their own neighborhood expertise. What better way to get insight about everything food, fitness and fun related, than from agents who know the area like the back of their hand? Let’s get right into it.
 

Looking to move to Orchard Park and have more questions? Violet Newell is your neighborhood expert!

By |2018-03-22T14:27:21-05:00March 21st, 2018|Residential|0 Comments

11 Typical Buyer Questions

There are so many different aspects to consider when you’re getting ready to buy a home. We see the same questions asked by our clients so we’re bringing you the answers! If you’re looking to buy, these are 11 of the most typical buyer questions and our expert answers.

 

There are many benefits such as pride of ownership, an increased sense of security, the ability to make improvements of your choice and not least of all, tax benefits.

Because all Realtors have access to MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and all of the available listings, one Realtor, whom you feel comfortable with, will save you time – you won’t need to requalify each time.

Make a list of everything you like and don’t like as you go through each home. Then as you travel to the next house, you can review this information with your Realtor.

YES! However, no house is perfect in every way. There will be something that is not exactly right or in accordance with your criteria. If you can get 90% of the features that you require, that may be the one for you.

Ask your realtor for a sample blank contract. There are differences in financing, contingencies, inclusions and specific dates.

Regulations and requirements regarding home inspections differ widely throughout the country. It is recommended that you get a licensed home inspection; your Realtor can recommend many reputable inspectors.

 

Ask your realtor for a sample blank contract. There are differences in financing, contingencies, inclusions and specific dates.

At the time you sit down for the buyer-counseling interview, you may wish to start the process. You should talk to a mortgage broker and pursue getting pre-approval. That way when you are ready to put in an offer, you look like a strong, ready, willing and able buyer to the seller.

Your buyer’s agent will give you a list of all the items pertaining to income and debts that your lender will require in order to speed up the process for approval.

Buyers usually second guess themselves as to whether or not they made the correct decision. This normally sets in between the time the contract is signed and is closed. You can contact your Realtor if/when you begin to get those feelings. Just know that these feelings are normal and most buyers feel this way.

Your buyer’s agent will lead you through the steps that you need to take after the offer is accepted. There are many service providers you need to contact at certain times during the transition. You agent will lead you through this process.

 Have more questions about buying? We’re here to help. Contact us at info@seeingyouhome.com or 716-274-HOME. 

By |2018-04-02T09:49:33-05:00March 14th, 2018|Homebuyer's Handbook, Residential|0 Comments

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