For starters, did you know using your realtor to help you find a rental is free of charge to you? The seller typically covers the cost. Your AveryHess agent is a great resource to scope out the best rentals: we know where all the newest listings are, we'll continue to keep you apprised of the latest rentals on the market, help you find exactly what you're looking for, and make sure you stay within your budget.
Let us assist you Every Step of the Way until you're signed and situated. AveryHess is just as committed to helping renters as we are to our buyers and sellers. Your AveryHess agent will be particularly valuable if you're moving to an unfamiliar area and need help finding communities that you might enjoy living in. In addition, an experienced Realtor® will assist with the application process, review the lease with you and make sure your rights as a renter are protected.
And don't forget to check out the handy Fit My Budget calculator on our homepage to take a look at what homes you might be able to afford, based on your monthly budget. The good news is, buying a home may be more of a possibility than you realize!
Have you been putting off buying a home thinking it's impossible to afford? Most people think buying a home is more sensible than renting, however, many do not realize that there are many financing options and programs out there for first-time homebuyers, veterans, and others that will literally give you money for buying a home! Did you know that there are even options that allow for a down payment of 3% or less?
Your AveryHess agent can discuss what opportunities are available to you - like the Virginia Housing Development Authority's (VHDA) Down Payment Assistance grant that gives qualified first-time homebuyers up to 2.5% of the purchase price for a down payment on their new home. The first step to owning a home is knowing how you can finance it, so you should always research your options and remember, your AveryHess agent is a great resource.
In the first few years, it may be cheaper to rent. But over time, as the interest portion of your mortgage payment decreases, the interest that you pay will eventually be lower than the rent you would have been paying. But more importantly, you are not throwing away all that money on rent! In addition, consider the advantages of homeownership you could be enjoying such as:
With that said, we understand that buying a home may still be a few years down the road. And that's okay! Just know that opportunities are out there. Most importantly, you'll never know what they are until you ask. Whatever your situation, we have agents ready to assist you in your home search and who can even help you set reasonable goals to eventually make the transition into home ownership.