Housing Demand

Happy Thursday, Everyone! 

If you have followed my blog you know for the past several months I have talked about the housing shortage that we’re currently facing. Check out this article that Florida Realtors just posted! The U.S. needs 3.3 million more homes to satisfy the housing demand. 

https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2020/03/study-us-needs-33m-more-homes-satisfy-demand

If you have given any consideration to selling now is the time!

Call me! I would love to help (352) 577-9171 

TBD E. Hwy 316 -2 Parcels- $47,000

Don’t miss this great 1.9 acre property just off of main Lake Kerr with possible access, depending on boat. Lake views from shore is a sprawling, breathtaking 2,830 acre lake in the midst of the Ocala National Forest. Lake Kerr is a small lake located in Marion County, Florida, USA. Eureka and Salt Springs are located near Lake Kerr. It is also located very close to Lake George and the St. Johns River. The water is clear like many lakes found in Florida. Boat ramp access and fishing pier at Moorehead Park for Lake Kerr, one of Marion County’s largest lakes. Lake Kerr is renowned for excellent bass fishing. 

Located minutes to downtown Fort McCoy with grocery store, doctor office, pharmacy, hardware, gas station, pizza delivery and more. Close to Silver Springs which is great for kayaking, boating and outdoor activities. Ocala is just another 20 minutes away with Walmart, Lowes, Bealls, Outback and many more of your favorite restaurants. Gainesville(Home of Florida Gators) is only 50 minutes to downtown. If you’re a fisherman, hunter or simply love hiking, canoeing or kayaking you are in luck! Minutes to Ocklawaha River, Rodman Reservoir boat ramp, Ocala National Forest and many natural springs(Salt Springs, Silver Glen Springs, Juniper Springs) awaits your explorations. One of a kind property and location! Ready for new owners!

  • 2 Parcels Totaling 1.9 Acres
  • Sold together for $47,000 or $29,000 individually 
  • Zoned R-4 (residential mixed use) 
  • Well and Septic Needed 

 


 

Worst Advice for Home Buyers!

Happy Monday! When buying a home you hear all different types of advice and opinions from your family, friends and peers. Check out this article posted by Realtor.com ~ worst advice given to home buyers. 

  • Prices are going down (FALSE) 
  • You don’t need a Realtor (USING A REALTOR IS FREE FOR YOU! PAID BY THE SELLER) 
  • Make lowball offers (THIS ISN’T ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA.) 
  • Don’t obtain a home inspection (FALSE. THIS IS THE BIGGEST INVESTMENT YOU WILL MAKE) 

Link to full article >>>

https://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/worst-home-buying-advice/?cid=soc%5Ffy20_TW_RDCFY20_Buyi

Please call me for all of your real estate needs! I would love to help! (352) 577-9171 

Co-Signing a Mortgage Loan

Good Day Everyone, 

I hope you all are having a great week! Spring is right around the corner which often can be the busiest time of year for home sales. Lately, I’ve received several calls from first time home buyers in regards to purchasing a home. Often people think that if their credit and financial situation isn’t ideal, that they will just get a co-signer to sign on the mortgage. Are you aware of the risk of co-signing on a mortgage or any type of loan for that matter? Below, in my opinion, are the top 5 risk. 

  1. You’re 100% Responsible for the Loan – If the person you’re co-signing for loses their job or decides to quit making the payments, YOU’RE RESPONISIBLE TO PAY BACK THE LOAN. Just because you’re the “2nd person” or “backup” does not mean that you’re not responsible for the loan. 
  2. Credit Score – Co-signing on a loan will affect your credit score. Any delinquencies will appear on your credit score.
  3. Future Loans and Debts – Even if the primary borrower makes all payments on time and is in good standing, retailers and vendors will be notified that you have a mortgage loan in your name, even as a co-signer. 
  4. Your Financial Situation – Your finances will be reviewed to determine if the bank will approve the loan. You will need to provide bank statements, paystubs, tax returns, etc. ; just as if you were the primary borrower.
  5. Do Your Homework – Just remember without you, the primary borrower would not have been approved for this loan. Research and look into their income, debts, etc. before you financially obligate yourself to them and a loan. 

I hope you find the blog post helpful! If there is anything I can do to help please let me know. (352) 577-9171 or Info@Seach352Homes.com