We all want to save money, and knowing where to find that extra savings in a real estate transaction takes working with someone that understands all aspects of the process. As a Realtor® who wants the best for my customers, saving them money doesn’t end after negotiations are complete, but continues all the way to the closing table.
Yes, I'm a Realtor®, so naturally I think it's in your best interest to use a real estate professional when buying a new home. But I promise it's not because it benefits me – using a trusted Realtor® benefits you, too.
If this is something you are going at alone, though, and you fall in love with a home that is listed 'For Sale by Owner' (or what we like to call FSBO) there are some factors you need to consider.
The calendar says April, but it is starting to feel like August outside. And when the heat rises, so does your electric bill.
There isn’t anything you can do about the rising temperatures, but you can take steps to hold the line on your utility bill.
Some things you can do are relatively simple, like turning off lights when you leave a room. Others are more complex, like investing in a more energy efficient air conditioner when replacing your current system.