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Get you FREE copy of the Sacramento Home Buyers Guide for winter 2019 now. Click on the picture below and enjoy the read.

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Looking to buy a Home in Sacramento? You’ve come to the right place. Search all homes in Sacramento and surrounding areas from the comfort of your own home. Call Mike and Jennifer Rigley at 916.660.5823

Need help finding that perfect place to call home?

 

Looking for a top Sacramento realtor? Call the Rigley Realty Group  today at 916-660-5823 or log on to www.RigleyRealtyGroup.com to start your on-line home search now. Call us today – you’ll be glad you did.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley are one of Sacramento’s top ranked Real Estate Teams and 5 Star Ranked Real Estate Professionals. Selling Real Estate Full time since 2004 with well over 1,500 successful closings Mike and Jennifer Rigley are here to help your dreams of Home Ownership come true.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley of the Rigley Realty Group come with over 15 + years experience helping buyers, sellers and investors realize their Real Estate dreams. Including:

  • 35+ Year Sacramento Residents
  • Over 1,500 homes sold since 2003 – 10x the average agent
  • Team Approach for Maximum Client Satisfaction
  • Ranked in the Top 25 of all agents & companies county wide in both the number of listings & sales since 2004
  • Top 500 Teams All Companies in California for Production
  • Sacramento Magazine 5 STAR Agent

See our profile on Zillow or Redfin here

When You are Ready, Here are three ways we can help:

Start your home search Click Here

Get a Broad Range Value of your Home Click Here

Contact Mike or Jennifer Directly via Email Click Here

4 Reasons to Buy A Sacramento Home this Winter

4 Reasons to buy a home

4 Reasons to Buy A Sacramento Home this Winter

4 Reasons to Buy A Sacramento Home This Winter!

We ran across this great post – courtesy of the good folks at Keeping Current Matters and thought you might enjoy the read.

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter! | MyKCM

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise

CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices have appreciated by 5.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.7% over the next year.

The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.

2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase 

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have hovered around 4.8%. Most experts predict that rates will rise over the next 12 months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the National Association of Realtors are in unison, projecting that rates will increase in 2019.

An increase in rates will impact YOUR monthly mortgage payment. A year from now, your housing expense will increase if a mortgage is necessary to buy your next home.

3. Either Way, You are Paying a Mortgage

There are some renters who have not yet purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s.

As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to build equity in your home that you can tap into later in life. As a renter, you guarantee your landlord is the person building that equity.

Are you ready to put your housing cost to work for you?

4. It’s Time to Move on With Your Life

The ‘cost of a home is determined by two major components: the price of the home and the current mortgage rate. It appears that both are on the rise.

But what if they weren’t? Would you wait?

Look at the actual reason you are buying and decide if it is worth waiting. Whether you want to have a great place for your children to grow up, you want your family to be safer, or you just want to have control over renovations, maybe now is the time to buy.

If the right thing for you and your family is to purchase a home this year, buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings.

Do I Need a Down Payment to Buy a Sacramento Home?

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Do I Need a Down Payment to Buy a Sacramento Home?

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Looking to buy a Home in Sacramento? You’ve come to the right place. Search all homes in Sacramento and surrounding areas from the comfort of your own home. Call Mike and Jennifer Rigley at 916.660.5823

Need help finding that perfect place to call home?

Looking for a top Sacramento realtor? Call the Rigley Realty Group  today at 916-660-5823 or log on to www.RigleyRealtyGroup.com to start your on-line home search now. Call us today – you’ll be glad you did.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley are one of Sacramento’s top ranked Real Estate Teams and 5 Star Ranked Real Estate Professionals. Selling Real Estate Full time since 2004 with well over 1,500 successful closings Mike and Jennifer Rigley are here to help your dreams of Home Ownership come true.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley of the Rigley Realty Group come with over 15 + years experience helping buyers, sellers and investors realize their Real Estate dreams. Including:

  • 35+ Year Sacramento Residents
  • Over 1,500 homes sold since 2003 – 10x the average agent
  • Team Approach for Maximum Client Satisfaction
  • Ranked in the Top 25 of all agents & companies county wide in both the number of listings & sales since 2004
  • Top 500 Teams All Companies in California for Production
  • Sacramento Magazine 5 STAR Agent

See our profile on Zillow or Redfin here

When You are Ready, Here are three ways we can help:

Start your home search Click Here

Get a Broad Range Value of your Home Click Here

Contact Mike or Jennifer Directly via Email Click Here

 

Is the Sacramento Real Estate Market Softening?

Sacramento Real Estate Market

Is the Sacramento Real Estate Market Softening?

Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again

Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again | MyKCM

We ran across this great post – courtesy of the good folks at Keeping Current Matters and thought you might enjoy the read.

Is the Sacramento Real Estate Market Softening? Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing. We are headed into a more normal housing market.

However, some are seeing these adjustments as red flags and are suggesting that we are headed back to the same challenges we experienced in 2008. Today, let’s look at one set of statistics that prove the current market is nothing like the one that preceded the housing crash last decade.

The previous bubble was partially caused by unhealthy levels of mortgage debt. New purchasers were putting down the minimum down payment, resulting in them having little if any equity in their homes.

Existing homeowners were using their homes as ATMs by refinancing and swapping their equity for cash. When prices started to fall, many homeowners found themselves in a negative equity situation (where their mortgage was higher than the value of their home) so they walked away which caused prices to fall even further. When this happened, even more homeowners found themselves in negative equity situations which caused them to walk away as well, and so a vicious cycle formed.

Today, the equity situation is totally different. According to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions more than 1-in-4 homes with a mortgage have at least 50% equity. The report explains:

“…nearly 14.5 million U.S. properties were equity rich — where the combined estimated amount of loans secured by the property was 50 percent or less of the property’s estimated market value…The 14.5 million equity rich properties in Q3 2018 represented 25.7 percent of all properties with a mortgage.”

In addition, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 30.3% of homes in the country have no mortgage on them.

Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again | MyKCM

Almost 50% of all homes have at least 50% equity.

If we take both numbers, the 30.3% of all homes without a mortgage and the 17.9% with at least 50% equity (25.7% of the 69.3% of homes with a mortgage), we realize that 48.2% of all homes in the country have at least 50% equity.

Bottom Line

Unlike 2008, almost half of the homeowners in the country are sitting on massive amounts of home equity. They will not be walking away from their homes if the housing market begins to soften.

Looking to buy a Home in Sacramento? You’ve come to the right place. Search all homes in Sacramento and surrounding areas from the comfort of your own home. Call Mike and Jennifer Rigley at 916.660.5823

Need help finding that perfect place to call home?

 

Looking for a top Sacramento realtor? Call the Rigley Realty Group  today at 916-660-5823 or log on to www.RigleyRealtyGroup.com to start your on-line home search now. Call us today – you’ll be glad you did.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley are one of Sacramento’s top ranked Real Estate Teams and 5 Star Ranked Real Estate Professionals. Selling Real Estate Full time since 2004 with well over 1,500 successful closings Mike and Jennifer Rigley are here to help your dreams of Home Ownership come true.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley of the Rigley Realty Group come with over 15 + years experience helping buyers, sellers and investors realize their Real Estate dreams. Including:

  • 35+ Year Sacramento Residents
  • Over 1,500 homes sold since 2003 – 10x the average agent
  • Team Approach for Maximum Client Satisfaction
  • Ranked in the Top 25 of all agents & companies county wide in both the number of listings & sales since 2004
  • Top 500 Teams All Companies in California for Production
  • Sacramento Magazine 5 STAR Agent

See our profile on Zillow or Redfin here

When You are Ready, Here are three ways we can help:

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Contact Mike or Jennifer Directly via Email Click Here

FREE Millennial’s Guide to Home Ownership

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Looking to buy a Home in Sacramento? You’ve come to the right place. Search all homes in Sacramento and surrounding areas from the comfort of your own home. Call Mike and Jennifer Rigley at 916.660.5823

Need help finding that perfect place to call home?

 

Looking for a top Sacramento realtor? Call the Rigley Realty Group  today at 916-660-5823 or log on to www.RigleyRealtyGroup.com to start your on-line home search now. Call us today – you’ll be glad you did.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley are one of Sacramento’s top ranked Real Estate Teams and 5 Star Ranked Real Estate Professionals. Selling Real Estate Full time since 2004 with well over 1,500 successful closings Mike and Jennifer Rigley are here to help your dreams of Home Ownership come true.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley of the Rigley Realty Group come with over 15 + years experience helping buyers, sellers and investors realize their Real Estate dreams. Including:

  • 35+ Year Sacramento Residents
  • Over 1,500 homes sold since 2003 – 10x the average agent
  • Team Approach for Maximum Client Satisfaction
  • Ranked in the Top 25 of all agents & companies county wide in both the number of listings & sales since 2004
  • Top 500 Teams All Companies in California for Production
  • Sacramento Magazine 5 STAR Agent

See our profile on Zillow or Redfin here

When You are Ready, Here are three ways we can help:

Start your home search Click Here

Get a Broad Range Value of your Home Click Here

Contact Mike or Jennifer Directly via Email Click Here

Sacramento Home Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs

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sacramento Home Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs!

We ran across this great post – courtesy of the good folks at Keeping Current Matters and thought you might enjoy the read.

Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs! | MyKCM

Many home buyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about the closing costs that are required to obtain a mortgage?

By law, a home buyer will receive a loan estimate from their lender 3 days after submitting their loan application and they should receive a closing disclosure 3 days before the scheduled closing on their home. The closing disclosure includes final details about the loan and the closing costs.

But what are closing costs anyway?

According to Trulia:

Closing costs are lender and third-party fees paid at the closing of a real estate transaction, and they can be financed as part of the deal or be paid upfront. They range from 2% to 5% of the purchase price of a home. (For those who buy a $150,000 home, for example, that would amount to between $3,000 and $7,500 in closing fees.)”

Keep in mind that if you are in the market for a home above this price range, your costs could be significantly greater. As mentioned before,

Closing costs are typically between 2% and 5% of your purchase price.

Trulia continues to give great advice, saying that:

“…understanding and educating yourself about these costs before settlement day arrives might help you avoid any headaches at the end of the deal.”

Bottom Line

Speak with your lender and agent early and often to determine how much you’ll be responsible for at closing. Finding out that you’ll need to come up with thousands of dollars right before closing is not a surprise anyone is ever looking forward to.

Looking to buy a Home in Sacramento? You’ve come to the right place. Search all homes in Sacramento and surrounding areas from the comfort of your own home. Call Mike and Jennifer Rigley at 916.660.5823

Need help finding that perfect place to call home?

 

Looking for a top Sacramento realtor? Call the Rigley Realty Group  today at 916-660-5823 or log on to www.RigleyRealtyGroup.com to start your on-line home search now. Call us today – you’ll be glad you did.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley are one of Sacramento’s top ranked Real Estate Teams and 5 Star Ranked Real Estate Professionals. Selling Real Estate Full time since 2004 with well over 1,500 successful closings Mike and Jennifer Rigley are here to help your dreams of Home Ownership come true.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley of the Rigley Realty Group come with over 15 + years experience helping buyers, sellers and investors realize their Real Estate dreams. Including:

  • 35+ Year Sacramento Residents
  • Over 1,500 homes sold since 2003 – 10x the average agent
  • Team Approach for Maximum Client Satisfaction
  • Ranked in the Top 25 of all agents & companies county wide in both the number of listings & sales since 2004
  • Top 500 Teams All Companies in California for Production
  • Sacramento Magazine 5 STAR Agent

See our profile on Zillow or Redfin here

When You are Ready, Here are three ways we can help:

Start your home search Click Here

Get a Broad Range Value of your Home Click Here

Contact Mike or Jennifer Directly via Email Click Here

75% of Renters Have Been Misinformed

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75% of Renters Have Been Misinformed

We ran across this great post – courtesy of the good folks at Keeping Current Matters and thought you might enjoy the read.

75% of Renters Have Been Misinformed | MyKCM

Recently, multiple headlines have been written asserting that home ownership is less affordable today than at any other time in the last decade. Though the headlines are accurate, they lack context and lead too many Americans to believe that they can’t partake in a major part of the American Dream – owning a home.

In 2008, the housing market crashed and home values fell by as much as 60% in certain markets. This was the major trigger to the Great Recession we experienced from 2008 to 2010. To come back from that recession, mortgage interest rates were pushed down to levels that were never seen before.

For the last ten years, you could purchase a home at a dramatically discounted price and attain a mortgage at a historically low mortgage rate.

Affordability skyrocketed.

Now that home values have returned to where they should be, and mortgage rates are beginning to increase, it is less affordable to own a home than it was over the last ten years.

However, what is not being reported is that it is MORE AFFORDABLE to own a home today than at any other time since 1985 (when data was first collected on this point).

If you take out the years after the crash, affordability today is greater than it has been at almost any time in American history.

This has not been adequately reported which has led to many Americans believing that they cannot currently afford a home.

As an example, the latest edition of Freddie Mac’s Research: Profile of Today’s Renter reveals that 75% of renters now believe it is more affordable to rent than to own their own homes. This percentage is the highest ever recorded. The challenge is that this belief is incorrect. Study after study has proven that in today’s market, it is less expensive to own a home than it is to rent a home in the United States.

Thankfully, some are starting to see this situation and accurately report on it. The National Association of Realtors, in their 2019 Housing Forecast, mentions this concern:

“While the U.S. is experiencing historically normal levels of affordability, potential buyers may be staying out of the market because of perceived problems with affordability.”

Bottom Line

If you are one of the many renters who would like to own their own homes, let’s get together to find out if home ownership is affordable for you right now.

Looking to buy a Home in Sacramento? You’ve come to the right place. Search all homes in Sacramento and surrounding areas from the comfort of your own home. Call Mike and Jennifer Rigley at 916.660.5823

Need help finding that perfect place to call home?

Looking for a top Sacramento realtor? Call the Rigley Realty Group  today at 916-660-5823 or log on to www.RigleyRealtyGroup.com to start your on-line home search now. Call us today – you’ll be glad you did.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley are one of Sacramento’s top ranked Real Estate Teams and 5 Star Ranked Real Estate Professionals. Selling Real Estate Full time since 2004 with well over 1,500 successful closings Mike and Jennifer Rigley are here to help your dreams of Home Ownership come true.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley of the Rigley Realty Group come with over 15 + years experience helping buyers, sellers and investors realize their Real Estate dreams. Including:

  • 35+ Year Sacramento Residents
  • Over 1,500 homes sold since 2003 – 10x the average agent
  • Team Approach for Maximum Client Satisfaction
  • Ranked in the Top 25 of all agents & companies county wide in both the number of listings & sales since 2004
  • Top 500 Teams All Companies in California for Production
  • Sacramento Magazine 5 STAR Agent

See our profile on Zillow or Redfin here

When You are Ready, Here are three ways we can help:

Start your home search Click Here

Get a Broad Range Value of your Home Click Here

Contact Mike or Jennifer Directly via Email Click Here

Sacramento County Real Estate Trends

What’s the latest in the Sacramento County Real Estate Market? Find out here…

For details of surrounding communities like Elk Grove, Arden Arcade and Carmichael click here

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With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away and Christmas now only 48 days away, we are quickly approaching the end of 2018. With most buyers and seller sights set on the coming year it’s important to know homes sell year round. So what’s going on in the Sacramento Real Estate Market? Let’s find out now

Where is the Housing Market Headed?

October continued the recent trend of the second half of the year. 21.5% more homes came on the market in October as compared to last year but 5.3% less than last month. 6.7% fewer homes sold compared to last year but 4.9% more than last month. Seasonally we generally see that kind of jump and fall off respectively. New contracts were 20.6% more than last month and about the same as last year. Inventory is back down to 2.1 month’s supply from a seasonal high of 2.4 months last month.

Technically it’s still a seller’s market at 2.1 month’s supply of homes but the feel is more like a buyer’s market than a seller’s market. Yes we are still getting multiple offers on right priced premium homes. But home perceived as overpriced are not even getting showings much less offers. The average sold price per square foot was up 5.9% from last year but down .4% to last month. Gone are the days a seller could slap on a high price and expect to get offers. Now, unless the home is right priced buyers are not even looking at over priced homes.

So, what’s it all mean?

If selling – price your home right and be ready to make adjustments as needed. If buying, you have more leverage from now through the end of the year than you have had in previous years. Real Estate is cyclical and usually runs in 6-7 year cycles. The historical bottom of the Sacramento Real Estate Market was the 4th quarter of 2011 meaning we are headed directly into the end of 7 year cycle. These cycles are not exact. The historical peak of the market was August of 2005 but didn’t reach rock bottom until the end of 2011, so about 6 years 4 months.

 If you are thinking about selling in the next 12 months NOW is the time to call us.

The better prepared your home is before it hits the market the quicker it will sell and sell for more. Call for a Strategic Marketing Consultation and we’ll show you specifically how we get more for your home in less time. We’ll also talk about any repairs and improvements that you can make to maximize your return. More importantly, we’ll tell you what changes NOT to make saving you both time and money. If you are thinking about selling in the next 12 months, call us today for your Strategic Marketing Consultation. We will cover your goals and our unique approach to getting you the most amount of money in the shortest number of days with the fewest hassles

If you are thinking about Buying in the next 6 months NOW is the time to call us.

Again preparation is the key. Not only will we help you get pre-qualified for a loan so when we find that perfect home for you, you won’t miss out, we also show you our time tested home buying strategy that gets our buyers offers accepted 98.7% of the time, even when those offers are not the highest offer.

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About the authors:

Mike and Jennifer Rigley are one of Sacramento’s top ranked Real Estate Teams and 5 Star Ranked Real Estate Professionals. Selling Real Estate Full time since 2004 with well over 1,500 successful closings Mike and Jennifer Rigley are here to help your dreams of Home Ownership come true.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley of the Rigley Realty Group come with over 15 + years experience helping buyers, sellers and investors realize their Real Estate dreams. Including:

  • 35+ Year Sacramento Residents
  • Over 1,500 homes sold since 2003 – 10x the average agent
  • Team Approach for Maximum Client Satisfaction
  • Ranked in the Top 25 of all agents & companies county wide in both the number of listings & sales since 2004
  • Top 500 Teams All Companies in California for Production
  • Sacramento Magazine 5 STAR Agent

In short, the Rigley Realty Group will sell your home for the most amount of money, in the shortest amount of time, with the least amount of hassles – you have our word on it.

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When You are Ready, Here are three ways we can help:

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4 Bad Reasons to Buy a Sacramento Home

Bad Reasons to buy a sacramento home

Find out when buying a Sacramento home is a bad idea

Bad Reasons to buy a sacramento home

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Here are some of the worst reasons to buy a home

You’ve heard it before, buying a home is part of the “American Dream”. But when is that dream really a nightmare ready to happen? Buying a home is a big decision that done for the wrong reasons can have lasting effects on your finances and relationships. Here are just a few of the WRONG reasons to buy a home:

The time is Right

Right for whom? If it’s not right for you it doesn’t matter what home prices or interest rates are. Buying when rates are good or prices are down should be a bonus for when you buy not the sole reason

Because Everyone else is

Really. How many of had mothers that said “if so and so jumped off the bridge would you”. I know that’s a bit extreme but no one should buy their first home or upgrade just to keep up with the Jones. The Jones aren’t going to make your house payment you will.

An expected life Change

Just because you have a little one on the way or got that new job or promotion doesn’t dictate that you should go out and buy a new or larger home. Often times it’s better to find a way to make your current living situation work out in the short term to see if the expected change really happens and works out

Renting is more expensive than Owning or renting is a waste of money

This debate has it pros and cons. Renting is not necessarily more expensive than owning depending on where you live. Depending on your situation, renting may be the best thing for you at this time of your life. Don’t let others dictate your living arrangements to you.

Owning is a GREAT  investment

Tell that to the thousands of homeowners who lost their homes in the 2007-2012 crash. Real estate is cyclical like most investments. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The real estate market goes up, it goes down and it goes sideways and no one really knows which way it’s headed until it happens

Before you buy a home make sure your reasons are sound. It’s a huge financial obligation and not only the monthly payment but taxes, insurance and repairs as well. Owning real estate is not for everyone. Call me and we can discuss your particular situation to see if it makes sense for you.

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Looking to buy a Home in Sacramento? You’ve come to the right place. Search all homes in Sacramento and surrounding areas from the comfort of your own home. Call Mike and Jennifer Rigley at 916.660.5823

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Looking for a top Sacramento realtor? Call the Rigley Realty Group  today at 916-660-5823 or log on to www.RigleyRealtyGroup.com to start your on-line home search now. Call us today – you’ll be glad you did.

About the authors:

Mike and Jennifer Rigley are one of Sacramento’s top ranked Real Estate Teams and 5 Star Ranked Real Estate Professionals. Selling Real Estate Full time since 2004 with well over 1,500 successful closings Mike and Jennifer Rigley are here to help your dreams of Home Ownership come true.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley of the Rigley Realty Group come with over 15 + years experience helping buyers, sellers and investors realize their Real Estate dreams. Including:

  • 35+ Year Sacramento Residents
  • Over 1,500 homes sold since 2003 – 10x the average agent
  • Team Approach for Maximum Client Satisfaction
  • Ranked in the Top 25 of all agents & companies county wide in both the number of listings & sales since 2004
  • Top 500 Teams All Companies in California for Production
  • Sacramento Magazine 5 STAR Agent

See our profile on Zillow or Redfin here

When You are Ready, Here are three ways we can help:

Start your home search Click Here

Get a Broad Range Value of your Home Click Here

Contact Mike or Jennifer Directly via Email Click Here

5 TIPS WHEN BUYING A NEWLY CONSTRUCTED SACRAMENTO HOME

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5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Sacramento Home

We ran across this great post – courtesy of the good folks at Keeping Current Matters and thought you might enjoy the read. Many buyers don’t think they need independent representation when buying a new construction home. Most don’t realize that the builders agent is an employee of the builder… Whose interest do you think they will best represent? Yours or the builders?

5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home | MyKCM

The lack of existing inventory for sale has forced many homebuyers to begin looking at new construction. When you buy a newly constructed home instead of an existing home, there are many extra steps that must take place.

To ensure a hassle-free process, here are 5 tips to keep in mind if you are considering new construction:

1. Hire an Inspector

Despite the fact that builders must comply with town and city regulations, a home inspector will have your best interests in mind! When buying new construction, you will have between 1-3 inspections, depending on your preference (the foundation inspection, the pre-drywall inspection, and a final inspection).

These inspections are important because the inspector will often notice something that the builder missed. If possible, attend the inspection so that you can ask questions about your new home and make sure the builder fixes any problems found by the inspector.

2. Maintain good communication with your builder

Starting with the pre-construction meeting (where you will go over all the details of your home with your project manager), establish a line of communication. For example, will the builder email you every Friday with progress updates? If you are an out-of-state buyer, will you receive weekly pictures of the progress via email? Can you call the builder and if so, how often? How often can you visit the site?

3. Look for builder’s incentives

The good thing about buying a new home is that you can add the countertop you need, the mudroom you want, or an extra porch off the back of your home! However, there is always a price for such additions, and they add up quickly!

Some builders offer incentives that can help reduce the amount you spend on your home. Do your homework and see what sort of incentives the builders in your area are offering.

4. Schedule extra time into the process

There are many things that can impact the progress on your home. One of these things is the weather, especially if you are building in the fall and winter. Rain can delay the pouring of a foundation as well as other necessary steps at the beginning of construction, while snow can freeze pipes and slow your timeline.

Most builders already have a one-to-two-week buffer added into their timelines, but if you are also in the process of selling your current home, you must keep that in mind! Nobody wants to be between homes for a couple of weeks.

5. Visit the site often

As we mentioned earlier, be sure to schedule time with your project manager at least once a week to see the progress on your home. It’s easy for someone who is not there all the time to notice little details that the builder may have forgotten or overlooked. Additionally, don’t forget to take pictures! You might need them later to see exactly where that pipe is or where those electrical connections are once they’re covered up with drywall!

Bottom Line

Watching your home come to life is a wonderful experience that can sometimes come with hassles. To avoid some of these headaches, keep these tips in mind!

If you are ready to put your current home on the market and find out what new construction is available in your area, let’s get together to discuss your options!

Looking to buy a Home in Sacramento? You’ve come to the right place. Search all homes in Sacramento and surrounding areas from the comfort of your own home. Call Mike and Jennifer Rigley at 916.660.5823

Need help finding that perfect place to call home?

 

Looking for a top Sacramento realtor? Call the Rigley Realty Group  today at 916-660-5823 or log on to www.RigleyRealtyGroup.com to start your on-line home search now. Call us today – you’ll be glad you did.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley are one of Sacramento’s top ranked Real Estate Teams and 5 Star Ranked Real Estate Professionals. Selling Real Estate Full time since 2004 with well over 1,500 successful closings Mike and Jennifer Rigley are here to help your dreams of Home Ownership come true.

Mike and Jennifer Rigley of the Rigley Realty Group come with over 15 + years experience helping buyers, sellers and investors realize their Real Estate dreams. Including:

  • 35+ Year Sacramento Residents
  • Over 1,500 homes sold since 2003 – 10x the average agent
  • Team Approach for Maximum Client Satisfaction
  • Ranked in the Top 25 of all agents & companies county wide in both the number of listings & sales since 2004
  • Top 500 Teams All Companies in California for Production
  • Sacramento Magazine 5 STAR Agent

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