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If you are looking for a new home in a new community or a luxury home on the water in Stuart Florida, then you have come to the right place. I can guide you to the best property to fit your specific property needs when searching for new construction, estates, mansions and million dollar homes and condos. Call Sharon Tatem at 561-201-3322 to buy your new home.
If you want to buy a new luxury home or condo that offers the best of South Florida and you are looking in Stuart, Jupiter Island, Palm City and the Treasure Coast of Florida or Palm Beach County and Miami Beach you probably need a Realtor who knows what every area can offer you. As a buyer Realtor and licensced real estate agent for over 10 years and a resident of South Florida for over 14 years I can save you time and energy searching for the right location to fit your criteria. South Florida is an ever changing landscape of new homes, older homes and waterfront property. Many of the towns have undergone the construction of new communities and new million dollar and luxury homes. What was 10 years ago may be quite different now and being informed is the best way to get the right home for you. I can give you valuable information about Stuart, Palm City and the Treasure Coast of Florida or Palm Beach County, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami Beach a that will help you decide on what location will really be best for you and your family. Once we cite the right area I can get you a detailed overview of communities and homes that will be the best fit for you. My focus is you and what home fits you best. I work with many of the builder communities and will give you all the information an educated buyer will need to make the final decision on a new home. Call me at 561-201-3322 and lets start the search for your new home.
Buying a home in South Florida, Stuart, Jupiter Island, Palm City and the Treasure Coast of Florida, Palm Beach County,and Miami Beach
1. Define your needs for a new home in South Florida Stuart, Jupiter Island, Palm City and the Treasure Coast of Florida, Palm Beach County,and Miami Beach.
Congratulations on your decision to purchase a new home! I am a professional real estate agent and will work with you to you begin house hunting, so that you can define what kind of home and neighborhood would best suit your desires and needs. The finer the details on your wish list, the more effective your home search will be. To further define your needs, you may want to divide your lists into negotiable and non-negotiable items, so I can operate with some flexibility when scouting for homes on your behalf.
2. Get preapproved for your new home in South Florida,Stuart, Jupiter Island, Palm City and the Treasure Coast of Florida, Palm Beach County,and Miami Beach.
Now that you know what you want in a home and neighborhood, you need to find out what you can afford. The best way to do this is to get prequalification or preapproval for a home loan. I can refer you to a mortgage broker to begin the process. In most markets, preapproved buyers are preferred by sellers over those who are prequalified. Your preapproved status lets the seller know:
• You have gone through an extensive financial background check.
• A lender is willing to do business with you.
• The likelihood of unexpected obstacles regarding financing is minimal.
3. Begin your house hunting for your new home in South Florida, Jupiter Island, Stuart, Palm City and the Treasure Coast of Florida, Palm Beach County,and Miami Beach
Now you are ready to embark on your home search — an endeavor that can prove overwhelming if not approached with some forethought. The most efficient route is to allow me, your Realtor to do the initial scouting for you. Using your wish list as a guide, I will alert you of new and existing listings that have strong potential. If these listings pique your interest, I will arrange home tours at your convenience. I will send alerts via email — sometimes as often as daily, depending on the available inventory in your market. Let me know how you’d like to receive these alerts, whether by phone, email or fax.
You also can do some research on your own. Read local real estate publications, contact your local neighborhood associations, visit the local chamber of commerce, surf the Internet, or drive around your favorite neighborhoods. While these methods certainly can lead to your dream home, it’s important to note that 82 percent of home sales are the result of agent connections.* That means it’s more likely I will find your dream home through being in the real estate business in South Florida than you driving around on the weekends.
4. Make an offer on your new home in South Florida, Stuart, Jupiter Island, Palm City and the Treasure Coast of Florida, Palm Beach County,and Miami Beach.
When you’re ready to make an offer on a home, your real estate agent will help you determine the offer price by reviewing recent sales of homes similar in size, quality and amenities. With your input, your agent will draft a written contract that outlines what needs to be done by both parties to execute the transaction. If the seller accepts the offer, the document becomes a binding agreement, so it is imperative that you carefully review it with your agent and speak up if anything is not clear to you. It’s important to note that if the seller changes any aspect of the offer, it is not a binding agreement until the buyer agrees to the seller’s changes.
5. Make a deal on your new home in South Florida, Stuart, Jupiter Island, Palm City and the Treasure Coast of Florida, Palm Beach County,and Miami Beach.
Sometimes, you get lucky and the seller accepts your offer as is for your new home in South Florida. However, in most instances, the seller will make a counteroffer. This is where my experience as an agent for over 10 years in negotiations will be invaluable. Keep in mind almost everything is negotiable when you are buying a house. This can give you a great deal of leverage in the buying process — that is, if you have adequate information and you use it in an appropriate manner.
Some items you may negotiate:
• Closing costs
• Move-in date
• Appliances and fixtures
Remain in close contact with me, your Realtor so you can quickly review any changes from the seller. Remember: Bargaining is not a winner-take-all deal. It is a business process that involves compromise and mutual respect.
6. Prepare for the closing on your new home in South Florida, Stuart, Jupiter Island, Palm City and the Treasure Coast of Florida, Palm Beach County,and Miami Beach.
When an offer becomes a binding agreement, I will help you tackle the checklist of action items that you, as the buyer, have agreed to perform prior to closing. Depending on how the responsibilities are divvied up in the agreement, this is typically when you will:
• Conduct a home inspection in South Florida.
• Get an appraisal and finalize your financing in South Florida.
• Secure title insurance in South Florida.
• Shop for a home warranty in South Florida.
Having these procedures done in a timely and professional manner is a must, as any delays could threaten a successful closing. A first-rate real estate agent should be able to serve as your “one-stop shopping” referral source for service providers. Your agent also should serve as your advocate, helping to coordinate activities and making sure the vendors have access to the property to perform their jobs.
7. Close the deal on your new home in South Florida, Stuart, Jupiter Island, Palm City and the Treasure Coast of Florida, Palm Beach County,and Miami Beach.
Congratulations on your new home purchase in South Florida! The moment you’ve been anticipating has arrived. The closing is where home ownership is legally transferred from the seller to the buyer. It is a formal meeting that most parties involved in the transaction will attend. Closing procedures usually are held at the title company’s or lawyer’s office. The closing officer will coordinate all the document signing and the collection and disbursement of funds.
In advance of your closing date (24 hours at minimum), your lender will send a final closing statement that outlines your closing costs, if applicable. If needed I will review this document with you to ensure its accuracy, as well as help you gather any necessary documentation that you’ll need to bring to closing for your new home in South Florida.