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.
Single-family and condominium sales reported by the Dayton Area Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service reached a sales volume of $157 million in September, nearly a six percent improvement over sales that occurred during the same month in 2013. The number of sales was down three percent to 1,155, continuing the trend from previous months. This small slowdown didn’t hurt prices, however, with the average sale price reaching $136,044 and the median price $117,000, both increases of well over nine percent from last September.
"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.