Home Buyers: How to Avoid Paying Too Much for Your Laguna Woods, Palmia or Casta del Sol Home

Other signs of a motivated seller include a vacant house, or a house that’s been on the market for several months with several reductions in the asking price.

Information can be used against you as well. How much you’re willing to spend, the size of mortgage you can afford, your move-in deadline—it all can be used to extract more money out of your pocket. Be sure to tell your agent everything he or she needs to know to be effective on your behalf—how much you have for a down payment, the size of the mortgage you can afford, etc. However, keep your personal circumstances and timeline to yourself when purchasing a home in Laguna Woods Village, Casta del Sol, Palmia or Laguna Woods proper.

This is Tip 17 of a series of 24. Watch Melanie Callahan's blog for upcoming helpful tips on how to maximize your return on investment when you do buy (and later, sell) your Laguna Woods, Palmia, Laguna Woods Village or Casta del Sol home.

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