Welcome to the MattPage.net Blog

2014-01-14 16:49:24
15 Things Every Buyer Should Know
15 things to know

1.  Property taxes and qualified home interest are deductible on an individual's federal income tax return.

2.  Many times, a home is the largest asset an individual has and is considered one of the safest investments available.

3.  A homeowner can exclude up to $500,000 of capital gain if married filing jointly or up to $250,000 if single or married filing separately.  The home must have been the taxpayer's principal residence for the previous two years.

4.  A portion of each amortized mortgage payment goes toward the principal, which is an investment.

5.  A home is one of the few investments you can enjoy by living in it!

6.  The majority of the time, a REALTOR can show you any home, whether it is listed with a company or a builder or is even a For Sale By Owner.

7.  Working with a REALTOR to purchase a For Sale By Owner property is very advantageous, because someone will be looking out for your best interests.

8.  Shop around for everything related to your home purchase. Finding a good loan, the right home, and reputable professionals can save you thousands of dollars. Follow the “rule of threes” by comparing at least three products, professionals, or services before making your final selections.

9.  A pre-approved program will actually approve you for a specific loan amount subject to the property.  This will give you confidence and will help when negotiating with the seller.

10.  Your real estate professional can provide you with a list of items that you'll need to make a loan application, so you'll be ready when the time comes.

11.  The right to conduct a property inspection, included in your purchase agreement, gives you the ability to negotiate with the seller once you know all the facts about the property's condition.

12.  A Home Protection Plan can provide coverage for selected items, such as central heat and interior plumbing, built-in appliances, water heaters, etc.  If the seller is not providing this coverage, you can purchase it yourself.

13.  Ask your real estate professional if he or she is familiar with the neighborhoods you want to live in.  Ask how many homes he or she has sold in those areas in the past year.

14.  Working with a REALTOR who has an office 'team' helps assure the buyer that the transaction will be handled smoothly.

15.  In a 'seller's market' don't go looking for a deal.  Set your sights on the right house for you, and then let your REALTOR help you negotiate the best price and terms.


For more information read through our Buyers Guide.

Blog Archive
2017-01-09 11:59:35
2017 Housing Forecast

2016-11-15 12:22:00
MP Perfomance Group - Salt Lake County 2016 3rd Qu

2016-09-20 16:18:42
We Specialize in Real Estate

2016-08-16 10:09:06
Bites in the Heights

2016-06-28 15:18:05
Cold Summer Treats

2016-06-13 14:18:46
What to do Summer of 2016 in Salt Lake City

2016-02-25 15:43:34
Smart Homes

2016-02-09 16:22:32
2016 Salt Lake Housing Forecast

2016-01-02 20:56:53
6 Lessons Monopoly Can Teach You About Home Buying

2015-12-30 12:38:36
Ski Home near Little Cottonwood Canyons

2015-12-18 10:10:01
How the Fed Rate Hike will affect Housing

2015-12-14 16:13:35
New Government Regulations and How They Affect You

2015-10-08 10:45:10
Trunk or Treat in Cottonwood Heights

2015-10-06 11:13:52
Great Eats and Shopping in the 9th and 9th

2015-09-11 15:00:19
The Ultimate Ski Getaway

2015-08-19 14:55:03
Welcome Our Newest Team Member

2015-07-31 16:38:08
Whats Happening in Salt Lake City this August

2015-07-31 15:48:11
The Rise of the Backyard Farm

2015-07-01 14:53:07
Events around SLC in July

2015-06-23 16:40:39
Fireworks and Events for the 4th and 24th

2015-04-14 15:05:49
Salt Lake City Watering Information

2015-02-20 11:09:43
Why to List Your Home Today

2015-01-20 16:57:16
CES 2015 Best of for your Home

2014-11-06 15:11:24
New Build Projects in Little Cottonwood Canyon

2014-09-26 13:24:42
Local Market Update - Summer 2014

Click here to see ALL articles.

Comment on this Article

Your Name:
Your Email:
Verify:  Please enter the numbers shown to help eliminate spam.