realestateadvice: Things to Consider Before Listing Your Place - 02/17/21 08:53 AM
Things to Consider Before Listing Your Place
You are trying to make the decision whether or not to sell your home. Here are some of the top things to consider when thinking about selling.
How much do you owe on your home? This is important to know so you know how much you would have to list your home for in order not to have to pay to leave it. Remember to factor in closing costs, realtor commissions and inspection costs to the amount. If this amount is more that you could get for your home then now isn’t the best time to … (2 comments)

realestateadvice: Top 5 Reasons State Wide Realty Co Can Help You SELL Your Property! - 02/01/21 12:38 PM
Top 5 Reasons State Wide Realty Co Can Help You SELL Your Property!
 
The colder weather usually puts a slower pace on the market here in South Central VA. The inventory of houses and properties are at their lowest point of the year after a busy selling season. So what about those that are wanting to sell during the winter months? Are they forced to have to wait until spring to SELL?
OF COURSE NOT!! Here are the top 5 Ways that State Wide Realty Co. can get your property SOLD!
Experience: We have a total of over 400+ years of experiencein Real Estate so … (0 comments)

realestateadvice: State Wide Realty Answers: What is Move In Ready Mean? - 01/29/21 08:39 AM
State Wide Realty Answers:
Farmville, VA 
What is Move In Ready Mean?
 
You have probably heard the term “move in ready” more than you care to when it comes to real estate. What does that mean? In the broad sense it means that the home needs no major repairs, is usually a new construction, a recent build or recently renovated and that all you need to do is move your stuff in.
The term “move in ready” is a subjective term which means what that means to one person may not mean the same to another. For example, one family may consider an older … (2 comments)

realestateadvice: Common Real Estate Abbreviations & What They Mean - 01/26/21 01:33 PM
Common Real Estate Abbreviations & What They Mean
A realtor may use certain abbreviations when describing their property and we wanted to help you decipher some of the most commonly used ones.
BR: is commonly used to refer to bedrooms.
BA: is commonly used to refer to bathrooms.
FLR: common abbreviation for floors
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 driveway or assigned lot/garage.
FCD YD: commonly used for Fenced Yard.
Det: means detached for example there is a detached garage that is not connected to the home.
PEND: This means that … (0 comments)

realestateadvice: City to the Country? Tips from State Wide Realty - 12/11/20 12:37 PM
State Wide Realty Tips when Moving from the City to the Country
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Quite frequently, our office gets calls on various tracts of land that we are advertising.  Some of these calls come from people in the city that are planning to move to the country. 
If you’re thinking of moving to the country you may begin your search on the internet. You may find that many rural land and lots don't have addresses with them that's because they usually do not have 911 addresses until there is a dwelling in place.  The best way to locate such a property is to contact the agent … (0 comments)

realestateadvice: Moving From the City to the Country? Tips From State Wide Realty - 12/11/20 12:32 PM
State Wide Realty Tips when Moving from the City to the Country
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Quite frequently, our office gets calls on various tracts of land that we are advertising.  Some of these calls come from people in the city that are planning to move to the country. 
If you’re thinking of moving to the country you may begin your search on the internet. You may find that many rural land and lots don't have addresses with them that's because they usually do not have 911 addresses until there is a dwelling in place.  The best way to locate such a property is to contact the agent … (1 comments)

realestateadvice: State Wide Realty Tips when Moving from the City to the Country - 12/11/20 12:28 PM
State Wide Realty Tips when Moving from the City to the Country
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Quite frequently, our office gets calls on various tracts of land that we are advertising.  Some of these calls come from people in the city that are planning to move to the country. 
If you’re thinking of moving to the country you may begin your search on the internet. You may find that many rural land and lots don't have addresses with them that's because they usually do not have 911 addresses until there is a dwelling in place.  The best way to locate such a property is to contact the agent … (0 comments)

realestateadvice: State Wide Realty Co: Farmville VA House Hunting Toolkit - 10/16/20 01:12 PM
State Wide Realty Co: Farmville VA
House Hunting Toolkit:
What to Take With You
On the Search
You have made the decision to purchase a home or to buy a new home, so what do you need for the house hunt? These are things you can take on the house hunt to make it easier to find “just the right one.”
In your house hunting toolkit 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’re at the property on key features you like or dislike … (1 comments)

realestateadvice: State Wide Realty Real Estate Facts: Top Real Estate Transaction Fees - 10/01/20 08:04 AM
State Wide Realty Co
Real Estate Facts:
Top 10 Real Estate Transaction Fees
With every real estate transaction there are costs for both buyer and seller.  Many people new to real estate can be caught unaware by these fees as a deal progresses towards closing. The best way to make sure a sale runs smoothly is for all parties to be aware of the costs involved. With this in mind, we've compiled a list of some costs that could come up during the purchase process.
1. Home Inspection: BUYER  Home inspections are not required but can be an important part of the home buying process. But unless otherwise agreed … (0 comments)

realestateadvice: State Wide Realty Answers: When is Moving Day? - 09/11/20 02:05 PM
When is Moving Day?.....AFTER your property records
A question almost every client ultimately asks....what exactly happens on "closing day" and can we move in that day? I usually tell my clients:
Your closing agent will be in touch with you a few days prior to closing letting you know the exact amount of money you will need to bring to closing, usually in the form of a certified bank cashier's check.
The closing attorney will go over all of the documents with you answering all of your questions along the way. After signing all that is needed, the closing agent will give you a … (0 comments)

realestateadvice: State Wide Realty Co:What to Consider When Buying A Home - 04/24/20 11:10 AM
State Wide Realty Co:
Farmville, VA
What to Consider When Buying A Home
 
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?
· Which State Wide Realty Company REALTOR® do I work with?
· Once I find a home to purchase, what do I need to do next?
· How much cash do I need at … (0 comments)

realestateadvice: State Wide Realty Tip: Making a Good Impression - 04/08/20 12:54 PM
State Wide Realty Tip: 
Making a Good Impression
When selling your home there are numerous things to think of. One important thing to consider is what kind of impression does your home make when someone enters it? No one is saying it can’t look like you still live in the home you are trying to sell, it just shouldn’t look like you aren’t going to move anytime soon. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selling your home.
First, try to limit the amount of personal affects you display such as kid’s artwork, family photos, and such. When others come to … (0 comments)

realestateadvice: State Wide Realty Tips: How to Declutter Your Kitchen - 03/25/20 11:44 AM
State Wide Realty Tips: Farmville, VA
How to Declutter Your Kitchen
The kitchen is a high traffic area in the home whether you are a cook or not. Your kitchen is a gathering spot for catching up and also for those things that magically appear and end up in the “junk drawer(s).” When the clutter takes over it can make any kitchen, no matter the size, feel cramped and nonfunctional. Here are a few ways to help you organize your stuff and keep the kitchen free from clutter chaos.
Tip #1: Clean off the countertops.
                Only keep on the counters small appliances you use … (0 comments)

realestateadvice: State Wide Realty Co Explains: Common Financing Words - 02/20/20 08:53 AM
State Wide Realty Explains:
Common Financing Words
When purchasing a property, most individuals will need to finance all or a portion of it. There are a lot of different terms when it comes to borrowing money that can leave anyone asking-what does that mean? So we decided to take a few of the most common terms you may see and help you understand what they mean.
Pre Qualification: This means that you have been provided an estimate of what a sort of loan you can expect to obtain based on your credit score and what’s currently available. It is a good idea to get … (0 comments)

realestateadvice: State Wide Realty Home Buying Tips: What to Consider For Each Season - 02/18/20 12:45 PM
State Wide Realty Farmville VA
Home Buying Tips:
What to Consider For Each Season
In whatever season you decide to buy a home there are factors to consider when making your choice.
What to consider about a home for the Winter Season:
How is the home heated/cooled? Depending on the heat source and the size of the home your heating bill could run high.
Is your area likely to get a lot of snow? How accessible is the home from main roads for traveling and getting in and out. If your home is on a back road, up a big hill you will have … (0 comments)

realestateadvice: State Wide Realty Co Tips: Moving Made Easy - 02/03/20 11:53 AM
State Wide Realty Co Tips:
Moving Made Easy
As exciting as the destination may be very rarely is the move to get there any fun. So we have some tips to help make the process of moving a little easier for everyone.
Tip #1: Pace yourself. Once you know the date you are moving, start a schedule of times to pack and focus on one area at a time. Trying to box up a whole house or even an apartment in a weekend makes it more likely things will be forgotten. As you get each area done, you can tag separate items … (0 comments)

realestateadvice: State Wide Realty Farmville VA: 5 Tips for Buying Your First Home - 12/30/19 12:17 PM
State Wide Realty Farmville VA:
Five Tips When Buying Your First Home
 
Tip # 1: Get Your Credit in Order
                There are several credit reporting sites on the web that can let you know where your credit stands and also offer some advice on how to improve or maintain your credit score. Make sure to choose a reputable site that won’t use your information for unwanted purposes or that will keep running your score without your permission. These things can have a negative impact when a lender goes to check your credit for a loan. Don’t trust the web? No worries, you can … (0 comments)

realestateadvice: State Wide Realty: Top 5 Things that Delay Your Closing - 12/20/19 12:37 PM
State Wide Realty:
Top 5 Things that Delay Your Closing
Everyone is anxious to close on their home but many are amazed when they run into delays - first the lenders and the inspections, then the holidays roll around…..you find yourself thinking what's next? Here are some top things that can delay your closing so you know what to look out for.
1. Lenders – This can happen for a number of reasons, ranging from underwriter delays and appraisals not coming in as expected. Find out up front anything that you may need to provide to your lender and deliver requested paperwork in a timely fashion to avoid … (3 comments)

realestateadvice: How Do I Sell My Home? State Wide Realty Answers - 05/31/19 11:41 AM
How Do I Sell My Home?
State Wide Realty Answers
Tips for Selling Your Home
The process of selling your home can be an emotional and exhausting process. There are many things you will need to do in preparation of placing your home on the selling market. By following some simple guidelines, selling your home can be a more enjoyable and smoother process.
Plan Ahead
If you are planning on purchasing a new home in the near future, it is a good idea to place your home on the market as far in advance as possible. If you wait to place your home on the … (0 comments)

realestateadvice: What Steps do I Take to Buy A Home? State Wide Realty Answers - 05/31/19 11:28 AM
What Steps do I Take to Buy A Home?
State Wide Realty Answers
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?
· Which State Wide Realty Company REALTOR® do I work with?
· Once I find a home to purchase, what do I need to do next?
· How much cash do I … (0 comments)

 
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