David Shippey

So, What Should I Do Now?

That depends. Welcome to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate By Design. We are still in a Seller’s Market. This means we have buyers, but our inventory is very low. If you have been thinking about selling your home, now is still a good time to list your home.

If you are looking to buy your next home, there are several nice homes available. Unfortunately, unless they need repair, they will not be a steal of a price. The good news is that prices are still increasing each year. It is difficult to predict the future. I believe the interest rates offered now make it a good decision to purchase. I suspect interest rates will be higher one year from now along with home prices.

I was prequalified a couple of months ago to purchase a home. Is that still good? It may still be. It just takes a phone call to make sure. During the last couple of months, many banks have tightened their requirements to purchase a home. Call your lender to be sure. You need to make sure you can buy a home before looking at homes.

Are Sellers Still Showing Their Homes?

Yes, many are still available for showings if you take precautions. Be prepared to wear a mask, gloves, and have hand sanitizer available if you are not wearing gloves. There are some homes for sale that are not available for showings currently. Those have been categorized as Temporarily Off Market on the Multiple Listing Service and websites.

Are Realtors showing homes during this Pandemic? Some Realtors and real estate agencies are not working during this time. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate By Design is still showing homes. I would be happy to help you find your next home. For the safety of buyers and sellers, please bring a mask. If you do not have a mask, I will provide one along with gloves and hand sanitizer. This is for your protection and the seller’s protection. There are some great homes available. Let me help you find your Dream Home! Call me today at 863-521-4517.

What About New Homes From A Builder?

Do I need a Realtor if I am buying a New Home directly from the Builder? Yes, I would recommend that you use a Realtor on new homes too. I help many buyers buy new homes. I work with all the Builders. Working with a Realtor does not increase your sales price to pay our commission. Builders pay our commissions out of their marketing fund. Your home will be the same price whether you use a Realtor, or you do not use a Realtor. You might as well use a Realtor and their expertise to guide you through the new home process.

Builders Have Special Offers!

Many builders are offering special deals to buyers that purchase their homes. There are several new communities available. I have listed a few new communities below. Call me and we will get started!

D.R. Horton - Lakes at Laurel Highlands, Watercrest, Heritage Landings, Squires Grove, Terralargo.

Highland Homes - Auburn Cove, Villa Mar.

Southern Homes - English Creek.

Richmond American Homes - Lake Smart Pointe.

Adams Homes - Alamanda Hills, Buckeye Trace, Eagle Crest, Heritage Park, Lake Juliana Estates.

Ryan Homes - Lakes at Lucerne Park.

M/I Homes - Terralargo.

Danny Sadler - Bentley Oaks.


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