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Whether buyer or seller the first step involves finances.
As a prospective buyer get approved for a mortgage. You need to know the amount you are pre-qualified for and, of that amount, how much what you are going to spend. It is not necessary to push the limit of the qualification amount.
Here are a few articles on the home buying process.
What are some of the most important things to look for when shopping for a new home?
Understand your needs before you look for a new home.
Why is the home purchase process so confusing?
Know the neighborhood as well as the house - before buying!
The only thing you can't control when buying a house!
A prospective seller must take a look at their current mortgage situation. If there is no mortgage, it is a lot easier. Further, remember home equity lines of credit. These must be paid off before any sale can be completed.
If you are upside down and a hardship is making it difficult to keep your home, then a short sale may be a consideration. If you are facing a foreclosure, see if your lender will allow a short sale.
Here a few articles on the home selling process.
Which numbers sell your house?
When selling your home prepare to give up some comfort.
Missed opportunities - offer the path of least resistance!
Show them a home that exceeds their expectations!
Barriers to selling your house.
None of the articles above get into the minute details of the process of buying or selling a home in Brevard County, Florida.
For more detailed information on buying or selling your Florida home, feel free to give me a call or send me an email if I can help in any way.