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Next move: a bigger, better, or smaller house

Reasons for buying a new home vary. Perhaps you’d like more square footage (or at least another bathroom!). Perhaps you’d like more amenities or a smaller yard with a more manageable lawn. Whatever the reason for considering your next home purchase, consider the following costs in your financial planning. These may impact the listing price of your existing home.

Five Financial Factors

Prepayment penalty. Check to see if your current home loan has a prepayment penalty for paying off the loan early.

Essential repairs. A leaky roof, faulty pipes, or finicky electrical work will impact the value of your home. Hire a home inspector to uncover potential problems. Consider completing these repairs up front or risk having them whittle down the asking price of your existing home.

First impressions. Low-cost cosmetic changes can dramatically improve first impressions of your home. These might include a few new landscape touches, a fresh coat of paint, or updated fixtures.

Moving expenses. Depending on how quickly your existing home sells and when you close on your next home, you may incur additional expenses. These might include temporary storage for your furniture and belongings. You may also have to rent an apartment or stay in a hotel for a short time.

Timing. The housing market is continually changing. Your listing price may be impacted by the number of properties currently on the market, as well as the types of properties on the market.

Buying your next home signals an important step in your life. Call us today to explore mortgage options that fit your current situation.

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Weichert Financial Services Established in 1980 in Chatham, New Jersey to offer real estate-related financial assistance to the customers of Weichert, Realtors, Weichert Financial Services has grown by leaps and bounds. Currently serving home buyers and sellers in 36 states, Weichert Financial Services leads the way in full service under one roof, supplying mortgage loans and encompassing both Weichert Insurance Agency and several tittle insurance companies. By seeking out and contracting with ...

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Company NMLS # 2731 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). Mortgage Access Corp. d/b/a Weichert Financial Services, Executive Offices: 225 Littleton Road, Morris Plains, NJ 07950. 1-800-829-CASH.  Licensed Mortgage Lender – AL, AK, AR, CA (Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act), CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA (Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee, License #15719), IL (Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee), IN, IA, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA (Massachusetts Mortgage Lender and Broker Licenses #MC2731), MI, MN, MS (Mississippi Licensed Mortgage Company), NJ, NM, NY (Licensed Mortgage Banker - NYS Department of Financial Services), NC, OH (Registration #MBMB.850209.000 & SM.501248.000), OK, OR (OR Mortgage Lending License #ML-2528), PA, RI (Rhode Island Licensed Lender and Loan Broker), SC, TN, TX, VA (Licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission - Lender License #MC-297, NMLS #2731 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org), WV, and WI. Weichert Financial Services arranges loans with third-party providers.   Equal Housing Lender.  Equal Housing Opportunity.

 

 

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