Did You Know?
Western Springs is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, and is a suburb of Chicago. As of the 2010 census, the village had a total population of 12,975. It is twinned with Rugeley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. In July 1962, the towns made telephone history on national television when the chairman of Rugeley Urban District Council made the first telephone call via the new Telstar satellite to the mayor of Western Springs.
In November, 2007, BusinessWeek.com listed Western Springs second in a list of the 50 best places to raise children. The rankings were based on five factors: school test scores, cost of living, recreational and cultural activities, number of schools, and risk of crime. Western Springs ranked behind Groesbeck, Ohio.
Why Should You Choose IBA for Your Real Estate Education?
You may be asking yourself these questions as you search for your education: How much are real estate classes in Western Springs? How long does it take to become a real estate agent in Western Springs in Illinois? How do I get my Real Estate License Online in Western Springs? Can I take all my real estate classes online? We have the answers to all your questions as you explore our site Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Western Springs
1. Successfully complete an approved 75 clock hour Pre-Licensing course with 60 hours of Pre-Licensing education and 15 mandatory interactive hours.
2. After you complete all the course materials, meet the minimum time requirement, and pass the practice exam, you must pass a course final exam.
3. You will have 3.5 hours to take this 140-question test comprised of two portions, covering both state and national requirements.
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How can I figure out the worth of a home?
Whether you are buying or selling, you may find yourself doing some Internet research to see the value of homes in the area. But before you accept the first number, know that not all online calculators are accurate. Everything from new appliances to construction down the street can affect your home's value.
The best way to figure out your home's current value is to reach out to local professionals. Real estate agents or professional appraisers can give you an estimate through consultation or competitive market analysis.
Again, online calculators are just a rough estimate of your home's value.
Should I order a home inspection?
Yes! Home inspections are required if you plan on financing your home with an FHA or VA loan. For other mortgage programs, inspections are not required. However, home inspections are highly recommended because they can reveal defects in the home that are not easily detected. Home inspections bring peace of mind to one of the biggest investments of a lifetime.
Before you buy a home, one of the things you should do is to have it checked out by a professional home inspector. Yes, we can hear your objection: "Buying a home is expensive enough as it is! Why would I choose to fork over hundreds more if I'm not required to?" In this article, we'll delve into what a home inspection can reveal and whether it's worth the investment.
The Home Inspection Contingency
Home inspections are used to provide an opportunity for a buyer to identify any major issues with a home prior to closing. Your first clue that a home inspection is important is that it can be used as a contingency in your contract with the seller. This contingency provides that if significant defects are revealed by a home inspection, you can back out of your purchase offer, free of penalty, within a certain timeframe. The potential problems a home can have must be pretty serious if they could allow you to walk away from such a significant contract.
In some situations, realtors are also known to include home inspection clauses in contracts, such as those for a newly built residence. In new home construction, inspections generally cover:
a.Foundations: Checking before the concrete is poured (once poured, there's very little that can be corrected).
b.Pre-drywall: Checking the structure and mechanics before the drywall is laid.
c.Full inspection: A full walk-through is performed of the completed home.
What do closing costs cover?
Closing costs are the miscellaneous fees separate from the real estate agent in Western Springs fees that must be paid at closing. They cover things such as the following:
b.Title company fees.
c.Surveyor costs (if needed).
d.Recording of the real estate deed.
Any taxes or homeowners association fees, which may need to be prorated if they're already paid.
The amount of the real estate closing costs will vary with each home sale/purchase and can range widely from 2% to 7% of the home's purchase price. Typically, though, closing costs amount to about 3.5% of the sale price of a home, according to Leah Layman, a real estate agent in Western Springs in Augusta, GA.
Your agent in Western Springs will provide you with a buyer's sheet that lays out the closing costs, and by federal law, you must receive what's called a "good-faith" estimate of your closing costs from any lender you use in your real estate purchase.
As for who pays the closing costs, that's where your negotiating skills (or your Realtor's) come into play. There is no cut-and-dried rule about whoâ'the seller or the buyerâ'pays the closing costs, but buyers usually cover the brunt of the costs (3% to 4% of the home's price) compared with sellers (1% to 3%).
"Most closing costs are negotiable," Reliantra says. "Do not let the Realtors or vendors convince you otherwise."
Attorney fees, commission rates, recording costs, and messenger fees can all be negotiated down.
Sometimes the buyer will have written into the contract that the seller will pay the buyer's closing costs up to a certain percentage or amount.
"That's why you need a good real estate agent in Western Springs to negotiate a contract for you," Layman says.
If the closing costs are too steep and the sellers won't chip in as much as buyers would like, the buyers can request that real estate closing costs be rolled into the mortgage.
Can you sell your home âas isâ?
You're likely asking this question because you just don't want to be bothered with fixing everything little thing in your home before you list it for sale, right? Or perhaps you're aware of some major needed repairs such as a new roof being needed or your A/C is on its last leg or any other number of things that fall along with this thinking. If I'm right, and this is what your thought process is then you must understand that your home will have to be appropriately priced knowing repairs are needed. If you're good with this, then we can stop right now and go on to the next question you've been afraid to ask a Realtor.
Yet, you can still sell your home "As Is" while fixing all the little things before selling, so any home Buyer will not nickel and dime you for a price reduction. As basically, this is what it boils down to when you don't fix what is needed to be repaired. If a Buyer's Home Inspection reveals defects, they'll want a price reduction for them having to make the repairs themselves. However, at the same time, if you reveal the defects upfront in a written property disclosure, the Buyer will know the defects are already priced into the home and it will be up to your skilled Realtor to ensure the price already accounts for the needed repairs. Make sure your Realtor is going to bat for you.
Why isnât anyone looking at my home?
This frequently asked question can be a fairly complex answer. In most cases, however, the reason your home is not being looked at by potential buyers is due to the price. Buyer's who feel a home is priced too high will choose to look at other homes before yours, likely finding one before they reach yours. Other possible reasons your home is not being looked at could include a poor curb appeal, a poor location, or lackluster marketing efforts from your Realtor.