It was a wonderful experience! Crystal is professional and knowledgeable! She also has a great personality and easy to work with. I highly recommend her.
~ Jennifer S.
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The story of The Heritage Home Team begins several years ago with a young woman who had a passion for personal finance. Crystal wanted to learn how the average American grew their wealth. What her studies always brought her back to was that Americans that owned homes were wealthier and more ‘comfortable’ then Americans that did not own their own home.
But, it’s not just about moving into any home. It’s about finding a home of good quality in a good area that will continue to appreciate year after year. This is what Crystal and The Heritage Home Team pride themselves in: finding a good quality home, in the target price range, in the available time frame.
How does this apply to you, the seller? Whether in a seller’s OR buyer’s market the best way to sell your home is by appealing to potential buyers; to make sure they can see themselves living in your home, not wondering who currently lives there. My job is not only to help you price and market your home aggressively – it is also to view your home through the eyes of a buyer, from the very beginning.
The Heritage Home Team also prides itself in being ‘green’. You’d be amazed at how wasteful a life on the go can be. The Heritage Home Team drives hybrid cars, only prints when needed – and double sided if possible, saves files in electronic format instead of paper format, shys away from prepackaged products, and is learning how to be greener every day. The little things add up!
Come on, who doesn’t love free money? If you own a home in Prairie Village, Kansas here’s a way to get a little more
The City of Prairie Village is actively working to maintain its positive image. Appearance, especially neighborhood appearance, is vital to the good feeling you get when you are in the area.
Are you planning on a little ‘face lift’ for your home this spring? Maybe your home needs to be painted or sided, it’s time for a new roof, or you’d like to be a little more energy efficient with new windows and doors – all of these project can qualify for reimbursement program! Click here for the program pamphlet for more details.
This is also a great way to add a little curb appeal to your home if you are considering selling your Prairie Village Home.
Now, there are a few restrictions for the program:
- Your home needs to be in one of the predetermined areas of Prairie Village.
- You must live in your home (if it is a rental property you must have had the proper rental license in place for at least 365 days prior to approval)
- You need to spend at least $5,000 on your exterior project.
- You must comply with all building and city codes (including getting a building permit if required)
- Eligible improvements include, but are not limited to: complete exterior house painting or siding, door/window repair or replacement, new roof, masonry, awnings, building additions, and landscaping. New construction is also eligible.
If you meet these criteria you can receive a 20% reimbursement for the total cost of the project, up to $2,500
Not a half bad way to spruce up your home, if I do say so myself.
If you’d like to apply you can download the application here.
Have questions or want to know the value of your home before and after you complete your exterior project? Contact us and we’ll gladly help you with a market analysis of your home. We can also help you with recommendations for outstanding contractors to complete the work.
What people think a closing is.….I GET MY KEYS! I CAN MOVE INTO MY NEW HOME! Yes, that is the end result, however, there are some things that occur in between you choosing your new home and receiving your keys.
The first thing you notice is the large stack of papers waiting for you along with the escrow officer. Your Realtor will also be there and the lender might be there as well. The closing process can take anywhere between 30 minutes to two hours, so allow enough time. Typically you will close at the title company, but some lenders may require you to close at their office.
What you do next is legally binding. You will sign all of your loan documents – make sure each one is explained to you and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Be sure you understand the term (the number of years it will take you to pay off the loan); if it is not the number you thought, do not sign any other pages until that is resolved.
You will be required to bring some additional items:
*A cashier’s check for your down payment, closing costs, taxes, insurance, and pre-paid interest. Your lender will use the money to distribute it to the closing agent.
*State issued ID, passport or ID
What you should review during the signing process:
*HUD-1 Settlement Statement – this is an itemized list of your charges and credits for both the buyer and the seller.
*Deed of Trust or Mortgage – These tell you that as long as you’re paying a mortgage on your house, there will be a lien against it. This is to secure that you’ll make the payments on your house.
*Promissory Note – You promise to pay back the lender the agreed to terms, dates and payments – this is what the mortgage essentially represents
If you have any questions about the closing process or are interested in buying or selling a home, please contact us. It would be our pleasure to help.