Congradulations! I'm so excited to hear that your getting married and equally excited to hear that you're in a position to sell one or maybe even two properties. I love working with newly engaged and newlywed couples. I generally help my clients by taking what could be an overwhelming situation and keeping it as stress-free and simple as possible. When I have clients who are facing these tough decisions, my approach ususally begings by asking, "Where do the two of you see yourselves in 10 years?" and "How will your lives change after you're married?" At this point in your lives, the decisions you face will envolve more than HOA fees and a competitve sales price. While it may be true that researching both market comparables and neighborhood demographics will help you determine alot about each of your investments, the truth is that there's no better time to discuss what each of you value the most and base your final decision with these elements in mind. Think of the ways you are going to begin cultivating your careers, finances, children, family life, social networks, friends, recreation, etc. Here's why? Buying and selling real estate is often times an emotionally driven experience. It's important to share with one another exactly how this move will satisfy and compliment each others needs. Let's not forget, another avenue to keep in mind would be to sell both properties and buy together. The market is filled with opportunities right now. Maybe take a few weeks to explore the benefits of buying. Possiby paying into lower interest rates and building the right amount of equity to invest in for the future. Properties that may have been out of your price range before have more than likely decreased in value and may be available to you for much less. Why not upgrade to suite both your needs? If anything, exploring new options will either prove to be worth while or help you discover what you like best about either of the two condos you already own. I hope I haven't confused you. If there's one thing to remember, it's not where you are, it's who you're with !-) You just set the expectations and a good RealtorÂ® will listen to your desires, work with you on the details and deliver results!
Best Wishes & Good Luck!
Katrina Roth, REALTORÂ®
Keller Williams VIP Properties
25124 Springfield Court, Suite 100
Valencia, CA 91355
Direct (661) 208-1855
Fax (661) 291-1463
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