Just in case purchasing a house was not enough anxiety for you, let us create a little bit more, by adding another person wanting to buy the house. So now we have entered into a bid war. One dollar more or less, one change suggestion more or less, and the house is not yours. No stress though, this is not the only house for you no matter how much you love it.
Do your homework and research. Make sure this house is definitely the one you want. Look at the community, schools, grocery stores, salons, activities, etc. that you know you use now and make sure the area around the home fits your lifestyle.
Make sure your finances are in order. If they are not and the other bidder has their finances ready to go, pre-approval with money to put down they are more likely to win the bid.
Create an escalation clause. This puts a limit on how much yo are willing to pay on the house and protect you from the sellers expecting you to pay exceedingly higher than the other bidders.
Show the sellers your appreciation. Write a letter, send a picture with your family all excited in front of the home, or video your kids walking through it for the first time dreaming about their bedrooms. This will help the sellers know you will take responsibility for the home, care for it, and take care of it, they will see you in the home and be more likely to pick your bid.
No matter if you win or lose the bid, there is a reason. I hope these small tips help out and help you win your Bidding War and be able to move into your new home!
In the first series of our blog we asked many questions for you to think about and consider. One of them was do you want to sell your home or lease it? This blog we will ponder further to help you make the decision.
First question to ask yourself. How do you feel about this house? Does it have sentimental value to it, where you do not want others living in it? Has it frustrated you so much you only have stress and animosity towards it? Or do you simply think it is a good home and think others will enjoy it as much as you have?
Your emotions toward this home will speak a lot about the time and effort you are going to be putting into it for someone else if you decide to lease it. The house will still be your child, that you have to take care of, feed, and nurture; the only difference is that you are not living with it day to day. You will have to deal with all of the problems, but you also receive that wonderful monthly check. Do you have the time to put into the house to make sure it is kept up, to make the renters want to pay the monthly bill and to allow them to enjoy the house?
Sometimes being a landowner can be more of a pain than it is worth. You never know who will end up renting and how the house will be taken care of, but it is all part of the gamble. When deciding to lease your home, think about the time, work, money, and value you are putting into the home as well as receiving from it.
Many thoughts come in when selecting movers and thinking about who will be handling all your belongings. The first decision is “is it worth hiring a mover over asking friends and family to help?” Followed by, “Will my belonging be safe from damage or theft?”
That is entirely up to you, but most of the time it is worthwhile to have fewer hands in your home during the process. And there is something to be said for hiring a professional in the strategy they have set in place and all of the protection they establish for you and your personal items.
If you are selecting a professional mover, Promover, is a great place to start in checking out all the professionals and knowing who is trustworthy in the moving business.
You can also receive free moving quotes on moving.com. This can get your price estimate to know if you can afford professionals along with purchasing a new home or selling your old home. All the fees of these transactions add up so be wise with your money!
Do your research into each company and the company you select. Make sure you know about the insurance or coverage they will place on your belongings. What fees will be added if they have to carry belongings up stairs or far distances or if you have over-sized or heavy items. Ask if your belongings will have to be transferred along the trip as well. Also think about if you are going to want to tip your movers and have change ready to give each individual mover their piece of your gratefulness.
The bottom line with moving is that you are ready and prepared in knowing your belongings for the movers, for knowing who are handling your personal belongings, and what the costs are of protecting everything you own. Research and know the ins and outs in order to be protected during your Move.
This past weekend I was able to try this delicious treat. It is sweet but leaves your stomach feeling refreshed and not weighted down by sugar. It can be taken to any Christmas party this season to add a fruity taste as something different than the average pecan pie, fruit cake, or peppermint flavored treats.
Sugar cookies (1 Roll)
1 Package (8oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Fruit of choice
Bake sugar cookies and let them cool.
Beat Cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in mixer until fluffy.
Spread over cooled cookies and add fruit.
Refrigerate until chilled, at least one hour before serving.
Go to our Pinterest Board, Holiday Recipes, and look at more goodies you can try and cook up!
Henry County has grown and developed so much in the past 5- 10 years. It is a beautiful county with lots of diversity of people, interests, shops, restaurants, stores, activities, etc. Having been in Henry County my entire life, it has been very different to research it like I have never been here. But I have found so many great tools online and in person because of it! For instance, Henry County has a tourist website, including any information you might need consisting of weddings, small town shops, large retail stores, exciting and unique attractions or options for life events. At the Henry County Tourist Website, you can find anything you want to and it makes you feel so at home with all of the details at your fingertips.
One of the things you are wanting to focus on this month is shopping. I briefly listed some of the local shopping areas in Shop until you Drop in Henry County. But I did not go through the shops like the Tourist website does along with the South Point shopping center off of Highway 20.
South Point retail also gives us a yearly growth slideshow to exhibit how much Henry County is grown! It is incredible! And all of this has been created and sustained by our loyal Henry County Family supporting the stores and our economy. Please do the same! Test out all of our shops this Christmas and holiday season to support your future home and Move to Henry County, Ga.
No fear! Mommy’s here!
Just kidding. Although Kevin’s family did come home… twice… to save him and calm his fears and shenanigans.
The Mom we are referring to is Realtor.com! We at the Move look up to the Realtor in the experience and wisdom they share. They published an article, 10 Reasons You Can Sell Your Home During the Holidays Without Hassle, which gives great holiday moving knowledge and encouragement! It tells us the positive side of listing your home during the holiday season and how that can work out in your favor as a seller. We love their realism and input into how it can help you sell your home as well as it encourages you to still enjoy your holiday season. Enjoy the article! We sure did!