homebuying: Infographic: Challenges of Older Home Buyers - 02/09/19 07:11 AM
Challenges of Older Home Buyers
There are certain things that will be important to a homebuyer depending on what stage of life they are in. Are they single, newlyweds, a growing family or are they at the retirement age? This is important to consider when choosing a home to ensure it accomodates you not only now but for how long you desire to live there. The following infographic outlines some of the challenges that individuals face when they are older and looking for a home.
State Wide Realty would love to help you find just the right home for you at any … (1 comments)

homebuying: State Wide Realty Reports: 10 Ways to get ready for home ownership. - 12/03/18 10:49 AM
10 Ways to Prepare to be a Home Owner
Part of the American dream is to be a Home Owner. We have helped this dream come true for so many in our area. We wanted to provide some information that may help others prepare to realize their home buying dream. 
10 Ways to Prepare for Homeownership
 Decide what you can afford. Generally, you can afford a home equal in value to between two and three times your gross income. 
2. Develop your home wish list. Then, prioritize the features on your list.
3. Select where you want to live. Compile a list of three or four neighborhoods you’d like to … (0 comments)

homebuying: Lots For Sale: Burge Place Appomattox Co VA - 05/02/18 10:54 AM
Lots For Sale:
Burge Place
Appomattox Co VA
Building sites located in the beautiful rolling hills of Appomattox County. Only minutes from the James River. County road frontage and electricity on site. Perc approved for conventional septic system. Prices Vary. Owner agent.
For more information on these listings call State Wide Realty Co at 434-392-6163 or visit our website at www.VaStateWideRealty.com.
311 East Third St.
Farmville, VA 23901

homebuying: State Wide Realty Weighs In: South Central VA 2018 Housing Market - 01/10/18 10:01 AM
South Central VA 2018 Housing Market
There is a lot of 2018 yet to come and as we look ahead to this New Year it will be exciting to see how our area will evolve. Over the past two years South Central VA has seen an increase in the number of sales going from 874 sales in 2016 to 945 sales in 2017 about a 7% increase. This increase comes as a number of new businesses have been opening and an upswing in the economy has made folks feel more comfortable about buying real estate.
For 2018, we will likely see more of … (1 comments)

homebuying: What is a Contingency? State Wide Realty Answers - 04/21/17 09:47 AM
What is a Contingency? State Wide Realty Answers
Q?: What is a contingency in a purchase contract and what does it mean?
A: A contingency is an accommodation to allow for situations that could cause you to not be able to purchase the house or land under the original terms of the contract and therefore; the contract would be voided or amended to the situation.
          A contingency can be anything from getting financing, home inspection, soil tests, or anything that the buyer may need to have or be completed to successfully purchase the property.
          The sellers have the right to accept or … (0 comments)

homebuying: Tired of Renting? How Owning A Home Benefits YOU!! - 01/12/17 01:03 PM
Tired of Renting? How Owning A Home Benefits YOU!!
There are certain cases where renting is a necessity for the individual or family. On the other hand there are many people that are renting when they could be paying a mortgage instead. Individuals that rent can be surprised at how much less they would have to spend per month on a home they are buying rather than renting. This brings us to benefit #1 of home ownership: Your money goes toward YOUR home and not to pay for someone else’s. This helps your credit and your home will produce equity for you … (1 comments)

homebuying: House Hunters: What Should You Put in Your Arsenal? - 07/28/16 01:46 AM
House Hunters: What Should You Put in Your Arsenal?
You have made the decision to purchase a home or to buy a new home, so what do you need for the house hunt? Just as you need the right gear to hunt animals there are things you can take on the house hunt to make it easier to find “just the right one.”
In your house hunting arsenal you could pack pen and paper. The more properties you see the more likely it will be that specific details of a single property will be lost amongst the crowd. Taking notes while you at … (1 comments)

homebuying: Home Buying: How to Decipher Realtor Abbreviations - 01/26/16 06:05 AM
 Home Buying: How to Decipher Realtor Abbreviations
When a Realtor writes their description of the home or land that they are trying to sell they may have to abbreviate for space or use abbreviations that you don’t understand what it means. Let’s demystify a few for you.
BR: is commonly used to refer to bedrooms.
BA: is commonly used to refer to bathrooms.
Det: means detached for example there is a detached garage that is not connected to the home.
C/A: commonly used for Central Air.
C/VAC: commonly used for Central Vacuum.
OSP: commonly used for Off Street Parking for example in the city if the home has its own … (1 comments)

homebuying: How to Know when its the One!-Home Search Checklist - 08/26/15 04:47 AM
How to Know when its the One!
At times there can seem like no end to the number of houses you have looked at with your Realtor, so we have provided a way for you to keep them straight and focus on the one that is just right for you.
Home Search Checklist
Use this checklist to record your thoughts and comments while viewing a property. You may then refer to this checklist later to help you decide which property best meets your family’s needs.
Property Address: ___________________________________
My New Home Criteria:
Additional Comments:
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homebuying: What you need to know about Buying-State Wide Realty Company - 08/25/15 04:11 AM
Buying A Home
Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions most people will make in their life. It involves a long-term commitment financially and emotionally, but it can also be a very exciting and rewarding experience.
When buying a new home, there are a few things to consider:
· What monthly payment can I afford?
· What am I looking for in a home?
· Should I work with a REALTOR®?
· Once I find a home to purchase, what do I need to do next?
· How much cash do I need at closing?
· How do I obtain a … (0 comments)

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