Sales of single-family and condominiums reported in March by the Dayton Area Board of REALTORS® totaled 1,033, the highest monthly sales so far this year. This was up just over eleven percent compared to March 2014.
Sales volume generated by March’s activity totaled $139.1 million, leading to an average sale price of $134,658 and a median sale price of $115,000. All these figures posted increases from last year: sales volume up a tiny 0.3 percent; average price up nearly 14 percent; and median price up almost 20 percent.
Saving for a down payment can seem like an overwhelming task if you’re on a tight budget. It’s not easy to make a plan, stay on that plan no matter what, stay motivated even when your plan goes temporarily awry, and finally achieve your desired result. So how do you get from, ‘I want to to be a homeowner’ to ‘Give me the keys?’ Simple: Set a goal.
Goal setting involves establishing specific, measurable, realistic and time-targeted goals.
So how does that relate to your down payment? When it comes to buying a home and getting together the money required, there are tricks and tips you can use to make it easier and make that goal achievable.
"Why should I use a REALTOR® when I can sell my house myself and save having to pay the commission?" That is probably one of the most frequently asked questions someone in the real estate business hears.
Contracting with a REALTOR® to help sell a house is well worth the money paid once you fully understand the broad range of services such a real estate professional can offer.