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Aug. 21, 2019

Chatting with Charley about Mirabel!

If you want more information about buying a brand new home, call me to help you negotiate the deal.  I'm happy to help get you the BEST deal available.  

July 14, 2019

Getting your home ready to sell?

Thanking about getting your Boerne home ready to sell soon?  Check out these helpful hints, and share them with someone too!

 

 

June 5, 2019

Herff

Fill out the survey and put your information to be entered into a drawing for a Wash Tub Prize Pack!

May 30, 2019

Tips for selling your home

If you want to maximize your price and minimize your time on market, Charley Wasson Realtor has some suggestions for you! Call 210-478-8555 for your one on one consultation on pricing, staging tips etc.

 

May 29, 2019

Cantera Manor by Highland Homes

A great new home community selling now.  If you need information, floorplans, pricing, etc. just give me call and I'll get you what you need!  210-478-8555.

May 11, 2019

What are interest rates today?

People often ask me about home prices, but rarely do they ask about interest rates.  Did you know the interest rate can DRASTICALLY affect how much home you can afford, or how many people can afford YOUR home if you are a seller?  Watch this clip to more details, and call me if you want to learn more.  210-478-8555

-Charley

Posted in Market Updates
May 1, 2019

8242 San Fidel Way Video

April 25, 2019

Arbors Neighborhood in Fair Oaks Ranch

If you live in Fair Oaks Ranch and take Ralph Fair Road (FM 3351) you have no doubt see the "Coming Soon" sign.  It's been a LONG time, lol.  Anyway, I got a copy of the plat map and wanted to share it with you.  When I get updates, I'll post them here!Arbors Fair Oaks Ranch Boerne Plat Map

April 10, 2019

Fiesta 2019 Schedule

My friend Amber with Capital Title shared this with me, and I wanted to share it with YOU!  Enjoy!

Fiesta 2019 Schedule

Posted in Market Updates
March 23, 2019

The Everything Guide to Buying Your First Home

By: HouseLogic

Published: February 27, 2018

How to find exactly what you want, and how to work with the experts who’ll help you get it.

 

So you’re thinking about buying your first home. Your very own house (and mortgage). A place to call — and make — your own.

It’s a big move, literally and figuratively. Buying a house requires a serious amount of money and time. The journey isn’t always easy. It isn’t always intuitive. But when you get the keys to your new home — that, friend, can be one of the most rewarding feelings pretty much ever. 

The key to getting there? Knowing the home-buying journey. Knowing what tools are at your disposal. And most importantly? Creating relationships with experts who can help you get the job done.

That’s where this guide comes in. We’ll show you not only the major steps you’ll take during the home-buying process, but also explain the relationships and experts you’ll need along the way. We’ve even made a handy infographic that outlines the home-buying process from start to finish. 

You ready to live the dream? Here we go. 

Do Your Homework | Start Shopping | Find a Great Agent | Choose a Lender | Pick a Loan (It's Not So Bad) | Visit Open Houses, and Look Around | Make an Offer | Negotiate, Negotiate, Negotiate | Get the Place Inspected | Ace the Appraisal | Close the Deal

Do Your Homework

Oh sure, everybody wants to jump right into open houses. But before you even set foot into a foyer, you should identify your list of “musts” and “wants.” This list is an inventory of priorities for your search. And there’s so much to decide: Price, housing type, neighborhood, and school district — just to name a few.

To get yourself grounded, we recommend filling out this brief worksheet.

If you’re planning to buy a home with a partner (in life or in real estate), fill the worksheet out with them. You want to be on the same page while buying a house. If you’re not, you’ll be less able to give agents or lenders the information they need to help you. And you risk wasting time viewing homes you can’t afford — or don’t even want in the first place.

Start Shopping

Once you know what you’re looking for, the next step is to start looking at listings and housing information online. (This part? You’re going to crush it.)

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Buy a Home: Step-by-Step

Find a Great Agent

Your relationship with your real estate agent is the foundation of the home-buying process. (And your agent = your rock.) He or she is the first expert you’ll meet on your journey, and the one you’ll rely on most. That’s why it’s important to interview agents and find the agent who’s right for your specific needs.

Choose a Lender

Once you’ve found your agent (AKA, your new best friend), ask him or her to recommend at least three mortgage lenders that meet your financial needs. This is another big step, as you’ll be working with your lender closely throughout the home-buying process.

Pick a Loan (It’s Not So Bad)

Once you’ve decided on a lender (or mortgage broker), you’ll work with your loan agent to determine which mortgage is right for you. You’ll consider the percentage of your income you want to spend on your new house, and you’ll provide the lender with paperwork showing proof of income, employment status, and other important financials. If all goes well (fingers crossed) you’ll be pre-approved for a loan at a certain amount. (Sweet.)

Visit Open Houses, and Look Around

Now that you have both an agent who knows your housing preferences and a budget — and a lender to finance a house within that budget — it’s time to get serious about viewing homes. Your agent will provide listings you may like based on your parameters (price range, ZIP codes, features), and will also help you determine the quality of listings you find online. Then comes the fun part: Open houses and private showings, which give you the unique opportunity to evaluate properties in a way you can’t online.

Make an Offer

Once you find the home you want to buy, you’ll work with your agent to craft an offer that not only specifies the price you’re willing to pay but also the proposed settlement date and contingencies — other conditions that must be agreed upon by both parties, such as giving you the ability to do a home inspection and request repairs.

Negotiate, Negotiate, Negotiate

Making an offer can feel like an emotional precipice, almost like asking someone out on a date. Do they like me? Am I good enough? Will they say yes? It’s stressful! Some home sellers simply accept the best offer they receive, but many sellers make a counteroffer. If that happens, it’s up to you to decide whether you want your agent to negotiate with the seller or walk away. This is an area where your agent can provide real value by using their expert negotiating skills to haggle on your behalf and nab you the best deal.

Get the Place Inspected

If your offer is accepted, then you’ll sign a contract. Most sales contracts include a home inspection contingency, which means you’ll hire a licensed or certified home inspector to inspect the home for needed repairs, and then ask the seller to have those repairs made. This mitigates your risk of buying a house that has major issues lurking beneath the surface, like mold or cracks in the foundation. (No one wants that.) Here’s what to expect.

Ace the Appraisal

When you offer to buy a home, your lender will need to have the home appraised to make sure the property value is enough to cover the mortgage. If the home appraises close to the agreed-upon purchase price, you're one step closer to settlement — but a low appraisal can add a wrinkle. Not one you can’t deal with. Here’s how to prepare.

Close the Deal

The last stage of the home-buying process is settlement, or closing. This is when you sign the final ownership and insurance paperwork and make this whole thing official. There’s some prep work you have to take care of first.

When it’s all said and done — break out the rosé. You’ll have the keys to your new home!