LISTING YOUR HOME FOR

Financial Reasons

For many, a home and/or mortgage obligation can represent an enormous financial, time, and emotional burden – but it can also represent a tremendous store of potential value.

Should You Sell Your Home?

For many, a home and/or mortgage obligation can represent an enormous financial, time, and emotional burden – but it can also represent a tremendous store of potential value.  And we’ll discuss these two popular positions here.

Selling your home for Financial ReasonsMortgage is just too big

A home represents the single largest investment most people make in their lifetime. And it isn’t uncommon for most Americans to assume a higher mortgage than they can comfortably afford.  They often pin their hopes on inflation, employment stability, future income growth, and the payoff of other debts (like student loans) which would make a house payment more bearable as time goes on.

Even if the plan goes generally as planned many mortgage payments still find themselves adding tremendous financial pressure with each passing year. A tough mortgage payment will strain bank accounts, credit, time with family, and even a marriage.  So, it’s not hard to imagine what happens when things don’t go according to plan.  And here is where acting quicking may benefit you.

First, you need to remember that homes are sometimes slow-moving investments.  Both in appreciation and in liquidation – homes are not like stocks that you can sell in the morning and have the funds in your bank account in the next 1 to 3 days.  So if you sense trouble on the horizon, talking with a REALTOR® to understand the timeline involved may be key in mitigating any serious financial stress and concern.

RULE OF THUMB

Many financial planners suggest that your house payment ought not exceed 25% of your household income. Yet, most lenders recommend that your house payment ought not exceed 36% of your household income – and the average household finds itself near or above this limit with many in higher-end homes teetering close to 45%.

Equity and Other Debt

There’s a great chance your home has built up equity through the years. For some, it’s tempting to use these funds to pay off high interest debt, roll the funds over into less expensive home, or live out a dream like going back to school or traveling the world.  When you find yourself in a position of not having to sell out of pressure or necessity, it’s sometimes easy to procrastinate on the discussion – but since you’re here, you might be closer than ever in exploring this opportunity.  Here again is where speaking directly with a local REALTOR® may provide you with information on what your home is actually worth, an estimated timeline, and answer any of your questions that may help you understand the road ahead.

For many, a home and/or mortgage obligation can represent an enormous financial, time, and emotional burden – but it can also represent a tremendous store of potential value.  And we’ll discuss these two popular positions here.

Selling your home for Financial ReasonsMortgage is just too big

A home represents the single largest investment most people make in their lifetime. And it isn’t uncommon for most Americans to assume a higher mortgage than they can comfortably afford.  They often pin their hopes on inflation, employment stability, future income growth, and the payoff of other debts (like student loans) which would make a house payment more bearable as time goes on.

Even if the plan goes generally as planned many mortgage payments still find themselves adding tremendous financial pressure with each passing year. A tough mortgage payment will strain bank accounts, credit, time with family, and even a marriage.  So, it’s not hard to imagine what happens when things don’t go according to plan.  And here is where acting quicking may benefit you.

First, you need to remember that homes are sometimes slow-moving investments.  Both in appreciation and in liquidation – homes are not like stocks that you can sell in the morning and have the funds in your bank account in the next 1 to 3 days.  So if you sense trouble on the horizon, talking with a REALTOR® to understand the timeline involved may be key in mitigating any serious financial stress and concern.

RULE OF THUMB

Many financial planners suggest that your house payment ought not exceed 25% of your household income. Yet, most lenders recommend that your house payment ought not exceed 36% of your household income – and the average household finds itself near or above this limit with many in higher-end homes teetering close to 45%.

Equity and Other Debt

There’s a great chance your home has built up equity through the years. For some, it’s tempting to use these funds to pay off high interest debt, roll the funds over into less expensive home, or live out a dream like going back to school or traveling the world.  When you find yourself in a position of not having to sell out of pressure or necessity, it’s sometimes easy to procrastinate on the discussion – but since you’re here, you might be closer than ever in exploring this opportunity.  Here again is where speaking directly with a local REALTOR® may provide you with information on what your home is actually worth, an estimated timeline, and answer any of your questions that may help you understand the road ahead.

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J. Kent Erickson

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A Real Estate Professional With Stellar Property Assessment, Marketing and Negotiation Skills, Kent works closely with his clients to help them find their ideal dream home. His wealth of business and real estate experience provides assurance and peace of mind to clients as they navigate the complicated sales process. They trust him to have the knowledge needed to make good decisions during their transaction.

Quite simply, he is trusted. With a reputation for tenaciously protecting his clients’ interests, Kent’s savvy negotiations and cutting edge marketing strategies join uncompromising integrity as the hallmarks of Kent’s service. Kent is exceptionally well-respected not only for his unparalleled professional track record and high ethical standards but for being an honest, hard-working family man who does absolutely everything in his power to ensure his client’s success.

Visionary. As a licensed Broker and REALTOR®, Kent uses his experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem. He helps his clients see properties in a visionary light of past, present and future potential and value. Kent initiates communication in every phase of the transaction, and handles every minute detail from the first phone call all the way through to the closing table.

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