Go to your local library and check out the book “The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey. This book will offer sound advice in regard to organizing your finances, creating a budget and preparing to buy your first home. It is written with a Conservative Christian approach to personal responsibility and values. The advice offered in the book will focus on you and your family having financial discipline so that you can have a rewarding life and not be a slave to the banks and other money lenders. Many Realtors® take issue with his approach since Dave’s system focuses on saving & borrowing what you can afford (not just qualify for). This directly cuts into a Realtors® commission and sales. Good Luck to you and yours! Ps if you need further help or have questions google Dave Ramsey and look for classes in your area!... more
This is a question that many buyers often ask. A property is sold when a buyer and seller agree in writing to terms of a sale, it has nothing to do with the sign. After the agreement is made the buyer usually has to do an inspection, get an appraisal, secure financing, and so on. The property is never really "sold" until close. Sellers may way to continue to receive offers right up until close from buyers who have already seen the property, or maybe those that would risk making an offer sight unseen. Part of the agreement is that the property will be taken of the market, so therefore sellers are not allowed to show the property to prospects any longer.
So agents place sold signs out, and some do not. There is no law or rule that says a sold sign must be put on a sold property.... more