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Tuesday, December 14, 2021   /   by John Salkowski

Why You Shouldn’t Visit New Construction Sites Alone

Here’s why you should never go alone to a new home construction site.
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You should never visit a new construction site without an agent present, and today I’m going to explain why. The reason I’m sending this message now is because we’ve had a few clients visit new construction sites without us, and now they’re having some issues.
 
The builder of a new construction home represents themselves. The agent at their sales office is representing them as well and looking out for their best interests. Who’s protecting yours? Nobody is if you go to the site alone.
 
You may have heard that you’ll get extra discounts and savings by going alone, but that’s just not true. You have to keep in mind that everything is put into the sale price of these homes. If you're looking at a $500,000 new home build, you have to keep in mind ...

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021   /   by John Salkowski

Thanksgiving Pie Giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving and a reminder about the pie giveaway day.
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From everyone at the JRS Realty Group, we want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. We also want to remind you to RSVP to the postcards we sent out about our pie giveaway. Please RSVP by November 22. Keep in mind that pickup dates for your pie are November 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and November 24th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on pie giveaway day. ...

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021   /   by John Salkowski

Should You Buy Now or Wait?

These four market factors show why you shouldn’t wait to buy.
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There is a misconception among today’s buyers that waiting for this market to settle more will save them money in the long run. That isn’t true. Here are four reasons why you should consider buying now instead of waiting:
1. The seller's market is changing. It’s cooling off, and we’re not seeing as many multiple-offer situations or sales prices exceeding asking prices.
2. Interest rates are still historically low. I don't know what 2022’s interest rates are going to be, but I am certain that they will go up.
3. Less competition. There isn’t as much competition at the moment. The market cooling off is very advantageous to buyers.
4. Appreciation and equity. The sooner you purchase your property, the quicker it will appreciate and increase your equity.
Don't sit around ...

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Friday, August 20, 2021   /   by John Salkowski

Why Is Financial Stability Important?

Here’s why I preach financial stability to my homebuyer clients.
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Financial stability is something that every homebuyer should have on their mind. The most important thing you can do before starting your search is to get a pre-approval from a reputable mortgage lender or mortgage banker. We can connect you with one of our trusted mortgage advisors to get the ball rolling. The pre-approval helps determine what you can afford and what your monthly mortgage payment will look like.
Another tenant of financial stability is knowing your monthly budget. What’s coming in, and what’s going out? If you’re on top of this, you won’t be house-poor when you purchase your next home. 
"A home takes money to operate, and things will go wrong eventually."


I believe that having cash reserves is also very important. At the same time, you have to be dis ...

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