It's a momentous occasion when you're ready to become a first-time buyer of a home. But hold on just a minute before you make that offer on that house you love from Beavercreek homes for sale. Our REALTORS® have some important tips to share that could help the process of buying your first home go a lot smoother.
A fast and easy path to closing is the dream scenario for buyers and sellers alike. Our REALTORS® can help you avoid oversights that lead to delays when you're looking at Beavercreek homes for sale. Sometimes, though, transaction delays can occur through no fault of your own. A lot happens behind the scenes during the buying process, and wires can get crossed even when you do everything right.
When the unexpected strikes, there are often steps you can take to get things back on track. Other times, you may need to roll with the punches and assess how your plans are affected by an ambiguous situation. Whatever the case, your real estate agent is your strongest ally. Your agent's job is to be there for you every step of the way and advocate for your interests, so you can get the best deal on the home you want.
"Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside." So sang Oliver Douglas, a big-city lawyer who gave it up for the joys of rural living in Green Acres. If you're considering a similar move, our REALTORS® offer a helpful five-point checklist to determine which is the right lifestyle for you.
Buying a new home when you own another one with a mortgage can be a complicated situation. Most lenders won't qualify you for a new loan until you have sold your current home. Unless you're comfortable with moving into a temporary living situation, you'll need a bridge loan. Our REALTORS® are happy to explain what bridge loans are, how they work, and why they're an attractive option for homeowners who are in fixed situations.
It's all in the name. A bridge loan is a type of financing that is meant to bridge the gap between closing on a new home and selling an existing home. Also called "gap financing" or a "wrap," bridge loans enable individuals to address current needs before securing a mortgage or long-term loan. Bridge loans are usually short-term and can be arranged with little documentation. If you urgently need to buy a new home but are still saddled with your current one, you can facilitate the purchase with a bridge loan. In this case, your existing property becomes the collateral for the loan.
If you've ever moved, you know how stressful it can be. Now imagine how it must feel if you're an animal—scared, confused, and not knowing where you're going.
Our REALTORS® want to make sure that your move is as easy as can be for you and your four-legged friends. That means planning ahead to ensure that your beloved animal stays calm and happy throughout the moving process. Here's what you need to know about moving with pets to your new Beavercreek homes.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and Christmas is just around the corner. Hopefully, you've started your shopping lists and have gathered a few ideas of what your friends and family want this year.
So, you're in the market to buy one of our Beavercreek homes for sale. Buying a house can be an exciting time—especially if you've found your dream home. However, before you start making plans for arranging furniture and hosting the holidays, there are things like budgets we need to discuss.
At Wright-Patt Realty, Inc., our REALTORS® in Beavercreek are always excited to help a buyer purchase a new home. We are here to help you budget for the costs of buying a house with these tips.
When you're touring Beavercreek homes for sale, you'll quickly see our city has plenty to love. Our REALTORS® have considerable experience in helping our clients find the right house in Greene County. After you do, closing day is just around the corner.
Closing day is an exciting time because it makes you one step closer to owning your home. However, it's also an easy time to get lost in all of the details of finalizing your purchase.
When you partner with our team of real estate professionals to buy your home, we help you through the closing process. To get you started, here is our list of six must-dos before closing on your new home.
Situated just one mile from the Greene Town Center complex, the Cottages of Beavercreek is an affordable, appealing neighborhood with a very convenient location. Within the community, you'll find a selection of homes with spacious, open floor plans, and prices appealing to a wide range of home buyers. This no-maintenance neighborhood is an ideal place to settle down, whether you're a first-time home buyer, a long-time Beavercreek resident looking for a new home, or someone searching for a family-friendly neighborhood close to area attractions. Our REALTORS® have all of the details on what to expect when you buy a home in the Cottages of Beavercreek neighborhood.
As a parent, it's only natural that your children factor into the little decisions that you make every day, as well as the big, life-changing decisions that only come around so often. Buying a house certainly qualifies as a big decision, because you'll be shopping for the right home for you and your children. Shopping with kids comes with its share of unique challenges, but it's also a rewarding experience when you identify a home that every member of the family can love. Our REALTORS® are here to help your entire family through the home buying process.
Clients often ask our REALTORS® if an inspection is really necessary when buying a new home. The answer is simple: absolutely. A thorough home inspection can potentially uncover hidden defects and save you from sinking hundreds of thousands of dollars into an unsound home. It's absolutely essential that you get one, especially if you're buying an older house.
That being said, some home inspectors have some pretty surprising blind spots. Here's what a basic home inspection might miss – and what you can do about it.
There are few events as exciting as finding the perfect home! But don't get too caught up in the excitement, there are still a few things that need to happen before you can officially call it yours. Complete these next steps and you'll have the keys to your new before you know it!
Figuring out how much you can afford for Beavercreek homes is the essential first step for house shopping. While you may have some ideas about what your perfect home would include, most people don't have unlimited budgets. Knowing what you can get for your money is essential to a successful house-buying experience.
We know how hard it is to find your dream home. And we know that there's nothing worse than finding it only to have your offer rejected by the seller. That's why our REALTORS® are dedicated to helping you make the best possible offer.
Making an offer on a house is a bit like walking a tightrope. Too low, and the seller is almost sure to reject it. Too high, and you'll end up paying more for your new home than you should. Use these tips to make an offer that the seller can't possibly refuse.
Buying your first home is thrilling, and a little terrifying. It's a huge step, and probably the biggest purchase you will ever make. There are countless reasons to make the leap to homeownership=--freedom from renting, investing in your future, taking advantage of the financial benefits—but it takes guts to go for it. Our REALTORS® are here to help.
We've been helping new homeowners find the best homes in Fairborn for many years now, and we've learned a few things along the way. So if you're ready to become a homeowner for the first time, we have some tips that might just help you out.
Buying a house is a big decision, and as an active-duty service member or veteran there are always extra variables to consider when making a real estate purchase. Timing is essential when you're searching for a home, and there's always a chance that you'll be moving again in a few years if you receive new orders. There are also some excellent benefits available to military home buyers if you know where to find them and how to take advantage of them. Our veteran-friendly real estate agents are here to help, with a guide to five mistakes to avoid as a service member shopping for a home.
Securing a mortgage is one of the most important steps in buying a house, and there are programs available to help all home buyers find a loan that fits their needs. FHA loans, backed by the Federal Housing Administration, are often an appealing option for first-time home buyers, shoppers in the process of rebuilding credit, and for others who may have difficulty securing a traditional mortgage.
These loans were designed specifically to help more people own homes, while also providing protection for lenders. Our REALTORS® are happy to explain the basics of FHA loans, and why they're an attractive option for home buyers.
If getting fit topped your list of 2018 New Year's resolutions, you're in the majority. Plenty of folks start the year determined to lose weight and get in shape. However, did you know going to the gym is one of the hardest resolutions to keep? Keeping up with your fitness routine can be challenging enough and if you're busy touring Fairborn homes for sale, it can be even tougher.
Fairborn locals are fortunate because our community has a wide variety of local workout facilities and classes from which to choose. Our REALTORS® know the importance of a good workout. That's why we've created this list of 10 Fitness Classes in Fairborn to Keep Your Resolution Going.
If you're thinking about buying your first house, you've probably heard a lot about how tough it can be to get a mortgage.
The truth is, a mortgage is within reach for most first-time buyers who have steady employment, no bankruptcies, and a reasonable debt load.
But ... even under the best circumstances, the process involves a lot of documentation. Proof of income is one of the most important parts of that equation. It's common to be asked for two years of pay stubs as part of your mortgage application.
If you just changed jobs or have an unconventional work history, it can be harder to dredge that information up. Luckily, it's usually not impossible – it just takes a few extra steps.
Maybe you live in a big city and always dreamed of moving to a small town. In your dreams your ideal home could resemble a Norman Rockwell painting ... or perhaps a home right here in Bellbrook, Ohio.
Bellbrook, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, is the quintessential American community known for its charming downtown, peaceful neighborhoods, and wonderful schools. Located just a 20-minute drive from Dayton and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, locals enjoy a variety of amenities including recreational activities, cultural and community events. People with homes in Bellbrook have the convenience of small businesses and restaurants practically at their back doors.
From annual festivals, local restaurants, and community clubs and organizations, Bellbrook has something for everyone--no matter what stage of life you might be in.
Cleaning your gutters is one of the small but critical tasks on your endless list of homeownership responsibilities. Gutters require year-round attention to prevent damage to your home. As homes in Beavercreek take on the weight of autumn's falling leaves, the resultant debris can cause clogs, water backups, and drainage problems.
Proper gutter maintenance is worth the time and effort. Your home is your biggest investment and timely gutter cleaning can help you preserve its value. Our real estate agents offer these tips to help you through the process.
For many living in Fairborn, Ohio, October marks the official kick-off to leaf peeping, high school football, and plenty of fall festivals and events. One of the year's most exciting events is right around the corner... the Fairborn Halloween Festival and Zombie Walk.
If you like to get into the spirit of Halloween, this is one event you don't want to miss! Our real estate agents have all the details you need to get the most out of one of Fairborn's favorite annual traditions.
Imagine living in a home that can lock the doors, adjust the thermostat, notify the Police and Fire Departments, and keep an eye on the dog. No, this isn't an imaginary home from a movie about living in the future. It is something that's happening today with the advancements made in smart home technology.
Smart home technology is a term used to define a home where you can connect your home's appliances and systems so you may communicate with them remotely using a smartphone. Controlling the security, energy efficiency, and comfort of your home is now as easy as the tap of a finger on your smart device.
While many people think smart homes are still "learning," others feel incorporating smart home technology is an upgrade worth considering. Here are smart home benefits to think about when you're searching for homes in Beavercreek.
Fairborn homeowners have a lot to be happy about. Their community includes some of the most beautiful homes in our area. To keep your home at its best, it's a good idea to tackle any outdoor repair work before shorter days (and colder weather) arrive.
Check off these 10 items from your fall maintenance checklist so you can rest easy knowing your home will be ready for the winter months to come.
Today, it's not that unusual for single parents to buy a house. While the process comes with challenges, there is also plenty of help available. In fact, buying a house as a single parent may give you access to programs that allow you to negotiate more favorable loan terms, receive grants designed just for single parent shoppers, or secure a loan with a lower down payment. It's good to remember that you're not alone. Your real estate agent should be a huge help throughout the process because they have more than likely helped other single parents who have been in your shoes as first-time buyers.
There is plenty to do for fun in Fairborn, Ohio, whether you're out with the family or enjoying time with friends. But what about the perfect place to impress your special someone with a fun date night in a great local setting? Fairborn has you covered there, too! The Wright Place restaurant, located in Fairborn's Holiday Inn hotel, offers fresh, local flavors in a truly unique atmosphere. Our real estate agents know all of the "Wright" places in Fairborn, and we're excited to introduce you to one of our favorite spots to dine in the city.
Anyone who has purchased a home will tell you the process can be a series of ups and downs...making you feel like you're on a roller coaster. Our real estate agents know that falling in love with a house before you can fully commit, is a surefire way to start you off on a "down," so they've put together some suggestions to hopefully give you a more balanced experience.
Are you prepared for your first year of homeownership? Whether you just closed on your first house or you're still searching local Beavercreeak listings, you should know the hard work and careful decisions don't end on Moving Day.
The first year you spend in your new home will be a crucial one, because a lot can go wrong--or go right--as you get settled. Our REALTORS® want to help you protect your investment, so we've put together a list of some of the most common mistakes that new homeowners make. As long as you plan ahead and know what to expect, you can avoid these first-year flub-ups and enjoy a long, happy future in your new home.
By the time August rolls around, the sweet corn is just about ready to pick in Ohio. So if you like corn on the cob, it's a great time to be alive. There are plenty of ways to enjoy Ohio's favorite crop, but our real estate agents have a clear favorite – the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival in Fairborn, Ohio.
The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival is an annual tradition, now in its 36th year. Timed to coincide with the Faiborn, Ohio area's ample sweet corn harvest, this event is a perfect opportunity to taste some of the best sweet corn in the country, but it's also much, much more. The festival is a fun, family-friendly event that offers a wide range of crafts, games, activities and, of course, food. Here's a sampling of what you can expect this year:
If you're looking for a home in Beavercreek, safety and security will be high on your priority list. Our Midwestern neighborhoods are family-friendly and low on crime, so you've come to the right place. However, no matter where you live, an unoccupied home is always going to come with some safety risks. When you're away on vacation, it's important to know how to minimize these risks.
Can you believe that the Fourth of July is already around the corner? Independence Day is always an important celebration in our corner of Ohio, and a great opportunity for the communities around Fairborn, Ohio to come together for fun, family-friendly special events. There are a ton of great firework displays around Fairborn and our real estate agents are here to help you find the best places to see the action.
Moving across town is one thing, but moving across the country comes with its own unique set of challenges. Whether you're moving for work, family or adventure, you probably have a few big questions: How can I make this as stress-free as possible and how can I save some money in the process? The good news is that with a little planning, there really is plenty you can do to both simplify your move and keep costs down. Our real estate agents are here to help with simple, actionable tips for your next long-distance move.
When you're buying a house, your long-term happiness with the purchase depends just as much on choosing the right neighborhood as it does on the home itself. Just as with shopping for a home, the best way to shop for the right neighborhood is to roll your sleeves up, do some research and have a bit of fun in the process. Fairborn, Ohio is filled with a diverse collection of vibrant neighborhoods, and our real estate agents have put together some of our best tips for finding a Fairborn neighborhood that you'll love to call your own.
If you're buying (or selling) a home, you may want to consider purchasing a home warranty. A home warranty plan covers the cost of repairing many of your home appliances if they break. A home warranty plan typically includes: central heating and air conditioning systems, kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, plumbing systems and electrical systems. Coverage varies depending upon where you live.
A home warranty is different from homeowners insurance. Homeowners insurance covers your home's structure and belongings in case of a fire, storm, flood or accident.
If you're interested in buying a home warranty, our REALTORS® at Wright-Patt Realty, Inc. want you to choose the right one for you. Here are some guidelines to help.
Ready to take the plunge into homeownership? Buying your first home can be hard work especially if you are diving in without a thorough understanding of the process and without the help of a qualified real estate agent. Our team of real estate pros at Wright-Patt Realty, Inc. is ready to help you navigate your first home buying experience.
It's hard to believe that Memorial Day is just around the corner once again! As always, this is one of the most important holidays of the year in Beavercreek, Ohio, and all of the communities that surround Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Memorial Day events around the city commemorate those lost in service, and celebrate the freedoms they gave their lives to protect. The community always comes together to make Memorial Day a special celebration, and you'll find events around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base throughout the weekend.
There is no easy way to tell your children that they will be moving to a new home, away from their friends, family, and favorite places. For many parents, that conversation is one of the most difficult moments in the moving process. The good news is that there's a ton you can do to make them more comfortable with the move, and get them excited about their new home in the process. Our REALTORS® in Beavercreek have helped many families find new homes, and we've put together our best moving tips for telling your children when it's time to move.
You have researched neighborhoods like a private detective, attended more open houses than you can count, and laid out clear criteria for what you want from your future home. So why is it still so darn hard to decide which home is the one for you? Don't worry, it happens to almost everyone. Making the big decision is never easy when buying a house, but trusting your instincts and relying on your research will ultimately lead you to the right decision – and the right home.
No matter who you are and where you're from, buying a home can be a challenge. That's especially true if you have a beloved four-legged member of the family whose needs might not be the same as yours. That's why our real estate agents at Wright-Patt Realty, Inc. are dedicated to helping you find a home your dog will love. Here are a few tips for buying a house that you and Fido will both feel right at home in.
The city of Bellbrook, Ohio has a friendly, small-town feel, and a tight-knit community that loves to support a vibrant collection of local businesses. And you'll never be bored in Bellbrook. Whether you like spending time outdoors, playing your favorite sports, or sitting down for a nice meal with the family, you'll find plenty to do around the city. Bellbrook also features some great special events throughout the year, but today we're going to be taking a closer look at everyday opportunities for fun, entertainment, and delicious dining.
Our local real estate agents have experienced the best of the city, so sit back, relax, and get ready for some Ohio fun courtesy of Wright-Patt Realty.
One of the best things about living in Beavercreek, Ohio is that you're never far from a great meal. Whether you're looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a quick snack – formal or casual – you'll surely find a restaurant to fall in love with in our corner of Ohio. If you're looking for the best breakfast spots in Beavercreek, the competition is intense! There are a ton of great places to enjoy your first meal of the workday, or to dine with the family on a lazy weekend morning. No matter where you lived before coming to Beavercreek, these breakfast spots will make you feel right at home.
We've polled our real estate agents at Wright-Patt Realty on the best places for breakfast in Beavercreek, and the results are delicious. Time to dig in!
Shopping for a home is always a matter of balancing priorities and that starts with setting a budget that truly represents your purchasing power. If you're a first-time home-buyer looking for a deal or just someone with a firm budget in mind, you're not alone. Affordability is a major priority for many home shoppers, and you can absolutely find a home you'll love that also fits comfortably into your budget – as long as you're willing to roll up your sleeves and put in the necessary effort. Trust us, it's worth it.
Our team at Wright-Patt Realty will share our best tips for finding a budget-friendly home that you'll be proud to call your own.
Our final tip: Rely on your real estate agent! The right agent can make all the difference in finding a home that fits your budget, and your timeline. Contact our team at Wright-Patt Realty for everything you need to find the right home in and around the Wright-Patterson Afb real estate area.
Kettering, Ohio is a beautiful city located just south of Dayton with a large population, ample parks, and more than a few famous residents. The city of Kettering is considered a suburb of Dayton, but it's also a unique city in its own right. Kettering is known for its excellent school system, outdoor arts festivals and strong, steady economic performance. Recent years have also seen a number of big recreation improvements in Kettering, including a new indoor performance/sports venue, and a massive skate park built with the help of one of the city's most well-known residents.
Kettering, Ohio is a great place to call home, and the team at Wright-Patt Realty is excited to introduce you to our city.
Are you preparing to move? As a real estate brokerage firm, we spend a lot of time working with people who are preparing for this major life change. With all of the time it takes to pack, prep your new home and make the move, it's easy to make a few mistakes along the way, and some of them can have costly consequences. Here are some common mistakes we have seen, and important moving tips for how to avoid them.
People searching in Ohio who want a smaller-town vibe near an area with plenty of urban amenities will find Riverside an excellent match. The city—which considers itself resident-focused—is made up of about 25,000 people, and is located in the eastern suburbs of Dayton.
Riverside isn't as dense as Dayton, and within city limits you'll find a nice variety of homes and land for sale. With part of the city bordered by the Mad River and the other side next to I-675, plus ample green spaces, you can find houses in a variety of settings. Riverside still has properties with acreage as well as more neighborhood-oriented sections. Home prices are affordable, making it a good choice for those who are starting out, or are looking for a little extra space. The land gives buyers the option to build the custom home of their dreams. New construction is also available in newly-created neighborhoods like Valley View and the Brandtwood Subdivision.
Searching for a home in Oakwood, Ohio? Located just a stone's throw from Dayton and Kettering, Oakwood is one of the Buckeye State's most charming communities. Founded in 1908, Oakwood can be described as a quiet place to start a family, pursue a career or settle into your golden retirement years. At just under 10,000 residents, it is the perfect place to become part of a tight little community.
The local housing market continues to increase with the median sales price for a home at just over $150,000. These increases are due in part to Oakwood's small size and close proximity to Dayton and Kettering which make it a popular place for commuters eager to live in a small town while still enjoying the benefits of city life. It shows in the population whose median age is a very young and vibrant 40-year old.
Buying a house is more than signing the mortgage papers and making the monthly payments. As you go through the process of reviewing properties with your REALTOR®, don't forget to discuss the "hidden" costs of owning the home. These costs can add up quickly and surprise you if you are not prepared for them. Fortunately, most of these hidden costs can come to light by investing just a little time to do your research and contacting an experienced REALTOR® for advice and assistance in purchasing your next home.
Closing costs and fees can add up quickly and represent between two to five percent of the total price of a home. Fortunately, your REALTOR® can clearly explain these fees and answer any questions before you sign the mortgage paperwork. This is why it is imperative to work with a real esate agent who can carefully step you through the process so that you know precisely what you are paying, and how much it is costing.
Springboro, Ohio is an appealing prospect for people looking to buy a house in an affluent community. Located between Cincinnati and Dayton, the city boasts an affordable cost of living to an excellent schools system. Here are a few of the top benefits of buying a home in Springboro.
"This one's too large. This one's too small. This one's nice, but it doesn't have a pool." It's perfectly normal to feel a little bit like Goldilocks when you are buying a house. While it can be tempting to pounce on a deal or settle for less than you really want, it's wise to be patient and wait until you find a home that "feels just right." Here are tips from our REALTORS® at Wright-Patt Realty, Inc. to help you make your home buying decision.
1. Start by Making a List
The first thing you should do when you are buying a house is to make two lists. The first list should include the things that you need such as the number of bedrooms, square footage, special needs accommodations, proximity to schools, distance from work, etc. Your second list should include the things that you want--a hot tub, skylights, established landscaping, etc.
Separating your needs from your wants will help you filter properties and narrow your home search. As you review listings, give greatest consideration to the homes that satisfy your needs. Remember, many of the things you want the home to feature can be added down the road.
It's fair to say that Fairborn, Ohio is one of the best places in the country to buy a home and put down some roots. Centrally located between Dayton and Springfield, the city's 33,000 residents enjoy a lifestyle that is right out of a Norman Rockwell painting.
Located nearby is Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. One of the nation's most popular and important duty stations, the airmen who staff the base do their part to keep America's skies free and clear of foreign invaders. For soldiers looking to settle down, the US Department of Veterans Affairs does their part to ensure active duty personnel, veterans, and surviving spouses have access to home loans that can make their dreams of owning real estate a reality.
When people ask, "What is the best thing about buying a house in Xenia, Ohio?" community spirit and hospitality immediately come to mind. Dubbed the "City of Hospitality," residents welcome new residents relocating to Xenia with open arms.
Xenia has a friendly vibe. It's not uncommon to walk down the street and get a "hello" or "good morning" whether you're a long-time neighbor or newcomer to Xenia.
With a population of about 27,000 residents, Xenia has a small-town feel; however, with its easy access to Dayton—only 15 miles away—Xenia locals can take advantage of business, employment, education, recreation and cultural opportunities found in a larger city.
Today, people are moving to cities that provide their families and themselves with a specific quality of living they've been searching for. When people start their search for homes for sale in Xenia, they find a diverse and friendly city who is dedicated in working together to improve their community. Xenia is described as a traditional Midwestern community focused on progress and growth.