When I became a homeowner in 2012--for the first time--it was a very fulfilling experience. Such a major step forward in one's life should be that way but this was true for me in another way. I had seriously courted home ownership--getting pre-approved for a loan and looking at properties--at least a couple times earlier in life and to finally reach that goal made it even more gratifying than if I had done so on the first try.
Most, if not all, first time home buyers do that little dance with home ownership. They talk about it the way teenagers talk about having families of their own. Sure, it will happen, but not in the foreseeable future. Then, after a time, some move right into it. Many more, however, decide to get serious until they start to realize what an undertaking it is...Get pre-approved for a loan...Select a realtor...Shop for a home based on your pre-approval amount and try not to be upset when you cannot afford everything you have always wanted in your dream home...Make an offer...Likely have counter offers or even a "no, thank you" from the seller...Negotiation...Finally, after you get through all of that, you reach close of escrow, where you likely get to write a nice, big check. That is when home ownership, for better or worse, begins and, believe me, you will have days of each.
I bring this up today because of an article by Rachel Stults. I just read it on realtor.com and I think every future first-time home buyer should read it. Now.
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Can you believe how fast this year is passing by?! I recall telling my
"Michelle Mojica became our real estate agent in 2008, when she represented my husband and I as the buyers on our first "second home / vacation rental" purchase in Avondale, Arizona (in the Coldwater Creek development). Over 4 years I've come to know Michelle and found that she is very smart, patient, responsive, cheerful, professional, and an overall likable lady. We went back to Michelle, and her husband, Juan, when we were ready to sell the same Avondale house in 2012. Even though the real estate market had changed over the 4 years we owned it and we didn't know just how long it could take to sell it, Michelle amazed us with a record breaking one week escrow that opened on a Monday and closed on Friday, all in the same week! And, it was the hottest time of the year in Arizona and difficult for us to get away from our jobs to make the 5 hour drive from our primary residence in California, and Michelle and Juan flawlessly handled the transaction entirely by phone, fax and email. It was incredible how easy they made it for us as the sellers, as well as the buyers and their agent. It took Michelle's knowledge, all her contacts, and her professional mannerism, to get the job done. We can't say enough good things about our experiences with Michelle and her husband Juan. I would highly recommend either or both as a team to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the greater Phoenix area. Nice and caring people!"