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October 9, 2012


If the House Fits…

by terresteinbeck RODEO REALTY

Trying out a home is very much like trying on a pair of shoes — only you don’t get a free pair of socks. The main point, of course, is that like with those stunning suede loafers, you want to feel comfortable in your new property. Remember, if the home you purchased doesn’t fit, you won’t be able to saunter into Saks for an easy exchange, even with the receipt. So you want to make absolutely sure the house you buy is YOU all the way. With that in mind, here’s a quickie course in selecting a YouHome.

Cost. You just knew this would be first on the list, didn’t you? But, hey, if the monthly payments will be gouging away at your nerves and budget, even Camelot wouldn’t be worth it. No matter what the good people at the local bank tell you, only YOU know if you can truly afford the home that’s won your heart. And even before monthly payments take their toll, there’ll be other expenses such as a down payment, moving costs, and possibly repairs. Be sure to take all these money munchers into account. If the figures don’t add up to manageability, it’s time to look somewhere else over the rainbow.

Ship-Shape or Shocking?  What’s the condition of your dream palace? Is your home a repairperson’s paradise? Then you better get ready to smash open the piggy bank. If saving greenbacks is a goal you embrace, you’ll definitely want to examine the place top to bottom. Then ask yourself all the right questions such as – Does your roof have more holes than a Swiss cheese?  Could your shrieking pipes be mistaken for banshees? And do I really want to deal with all of it? Considerations such as these go double if you’re pouncing on a fixer.

Well, this intro should get you started. More on the way. In the meantime, if you’d like more info about selecting a home, feel free to reach out to me.  Or just fire your questions or comments into the box below. There’s always a vacancy.

And, of course, if you want to be connected to the latest info and opportunities in the Beverly Hills real estate market, I’m ready to make it happen.  Call or email today.

Back soon.

Terre Steinbeck

(310) 666-4094  DIRECT

(310) 724-7100   OFFICE

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