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You've Been There, Done That...

Experienced Buyers have different concerns than first timers.  You have already been through the process of buying a home, at least once, and your concerns have shifted toward longer term goals.  Many experienced buyers are relocating, moving to accommodate a growing family, or finally buying their dream house.  Yet others are retiring, downsizing, or moving to be closer to family.

The needs of an experienced buyer are varied and complex.  Catalano & Associates Realty will focus on your particular requirements and desires, and structure our service to fit your situation.  No two clients are identical, and our extensive history with buyers and sellers in all periods of their life can ensure we offer exactly what works for you.

Of course!  Catalano & Associates Realty has helped many move-up and move-down buyers.  We are well versed in the finesse of juggling a sale and purchase simultaneously.  In fact, Christina Catalano once brokered a deal that involved four houses, five parties, and a two week closing timeline that allowed every party to get moved and settled into their new home!

The decision to make an offer contingent on the sale of your existing home depends on many factors.  These factors are distinct to your particular situation.  We will work with you to figure out the best approach for your situation, considering all aspects of your financial options, timeline requirements, goals, temporary living options or lack thereof, market conditions, negotiation positioning, and lending possibilities!
 

The down payment is a key factor for most experienced buyers.  Your second and subsequent homes offer a good opportunity to increase the investment in your home, ease monthly payments, and eliminate Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).  Catalano & Associates Realty can help you estimate a likely sales price, cost to sell your existing home, net proceeds on your sale, and costs to purchase your next home.  The combination of these numbers will give you a good idea of what funds you have available for down payment on your next home.  We can also discuss improvements needed, and whether it is a good idea to hold back some of your downpayment for updates or repairs.

The sell/buy domino can be daunting, even if your purchase is contingent on your sale.  Many questions come into our minds regarding the timeline of moving out of our sale and into our purchase.  Out of state moves provide a blessing and a curse in the form of moving company delays, but what if you are moving within town?  Catalano & Associates Realty can help you assess possible solutions, including: leasing back from the buyers of your old home, using PODS or similar moving/storage solutions to bridge the gap, or working creatively with your lender to allow for you to purchase your next home before closing on your sale.

You may think that all real estate purchases are the same, but that is far from the truth.  While there are many similarities in the process, most of the details will be different.  Buyers moving to a more rural area may need to consider septic systems, wells, wildlife, and agricultural leases and exemptions.  Buyers downsizing to a condo may need to consider increased HOA fees, different insurance requirements, and condo related financing hurdles.  Fortunately for you, Catalano & Associates Realty has experience with most every situation, and the tenacity to find solutions to even the most complex issues.

Want to Discuss Your Needs?

We are always ready to discuss your real estate plans and goals. Give us a call at (512)413-3554 or click below to send us an email so we can help you prepare and plan your next move.
Chris G.
First Time Home Seller & Dream Home Buyer
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“Christina was awesome. From the day we told her what we wanted, she was working for us. We were not in a hurry and we were looking for our dream property. It took more than a year but she had several locations scouted out for us and the moment a home that met our dream criteria was found she helped us pursue it aggressively. She was highly knowledgeable about the negotiations and we are confident she got us the best possible deal. Almost 2 years later and we still love our home and the land that came with it. It still seems like a dream that we found this much land so close to Austin at such a very affordable price. I would recommend Christina wholeheartedly to anyone looking for an agent.”
Rachel H.
First Time Home Seller & Move Up Buyer
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“It was a pleasure working with Christina! She is resourceful, organized and straightforward. She helped us sell our home and purchase a new one, and the process for both went extremely smooth. We would definitely recommend her. From the beginning she shared a wealth of knowledge about the housing market, listened to what we were looking for and answered all of our questions. While our home was for sale we received continuous communication regarding showings, buyers thoughts and next steps. While we were looking for a home, it was at our own pace and she kept working with us until we were able to find the perfect house for our family. You would be in great hands with Christina who will no doubt have your best interests at heart.”

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