Real Estate Terms – Guide to Understanding the Lingo

HomeInHand.Naypong 150x150 Real Estate Terms – Guide to Understanding the LingoBoth buyers and sellers of real estate can at times feel less than knowledgeable when it comes to understanding the lingo and following the use of real estate terms that occur during a real estate transaction.

From beginning to end a good agent will tell you that an informed client is one that is better adapted to the ever-changing course of purchasing or selling a home.  Knowing some of the key terms and lingo utilized by brokers and agents can help buyers and sellers of real estate be more informed about the process and ultimately help them feel more confident during their real estate transaction.

Below is a guide to understanding the lingo, which highlights commonly used real estate terms.  By no means is this an all-inclusive list, but helpful nonetheless.

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Part 4 of 4: Outdoor Planting Decor – Decorating with Style

PlantingDecor 200x300 Part 4 of 4: Outdoor Planting Decor – Decorating with StyleMost of us have or are thinking about decorating with style for that first lazy summer evening under the stars or perhaps for the first neighborhood barbecue by the grill.  This is the time of year when outdoor activity is heightened and gatherings ensue.  When it comes to updating your outdoor space, we tend to go about it in one of three ways, 1) become a DIY achiever and work to create an oasis that reflects our style, 2) hire a landscaping company, or 3) sporadically place gnomes around knowing that it is the go-to in an acceptable style for many.  Focusing on the first option following are some creative DIY achiever ideas that can make any gardener a decorator as well.

In part one of this series ‘Spring Gardening’ we discussed the necessity of pre-work.  A great way to make additional use of that work is to recycle anything that may be used for your new décor.  For instance, if you cut down a tree, convert it into stepping stones by cutting three to four inch cross sections and placing them in an area perhaps void of much grass.  If you have extra wood or poles, use those to create the base of wall art or area yard dividers.  Remember the climbing vine floral plant we discussed in part three of this series ‘Floral Gardening’?  Take your extra wood or metal material and create a large frame that can be placed above the planted vine.  Weave wire through the open areas to encourage the vine to attach and grow.  The resulting colorful walls of growth can be placed next to a wall or fence as art pictures or even placed as dividers in the yard.  Always try to imagine new ways to use old and discarded items.

Throughout your decorating with style process, step back to view the different areas of your yard.  Ask if they are complementing each other in theme or story told.  For instance, you would not have bold flowers and linear décor in one section and delicate shabby chic in another.  If you must have both, then find a way to blend them by giving each section its own identity along with acknowledgement of the other style by mixing in subtle tributes pulling in like-style from the opposite areas.  Your outdoors should seamlessly flow from one section to another.

Perhaps the best part to any garden or outdoor space is the final touches, the little things outside of gnomes that add personality.  Tying in the furnishings with the set theme or reflected style can be done with smaller accents.  For instance, if it looks too perfect it may not have a welcoming feel.  Don’t be afraid to use items that have formed a patina coating.  Even repurposed porch lanterns, wine barrels and fun ceramics can liven up an area.  Finally, one of the most popular final touches in garden décor is a water feature. Better Homes and Gardens published a step-by-step guide to creating a Fountain in a Pot.  With the ease and simplicity of this project having several strategically placed fountains will add not only a talking point to your garden décor but a little relaxation ambiance as well.

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Part 3 of 4: Floral Gardening – Planting Color

ColorfulChrysanthemumFlower.2 300x196 Part 3 of 4: Floral Gardening – Planting ColorThere are so many varieties of gardens that sometimes it is just fun to experiment with floral gardening and planting color.  From earth tones to bright sunshine day colors there is a large gamete of expressions that could emote from your own floral garden.  Just think of all the spaces around your yard that can benefit from a pop of color.  Don’t be shy about where you can add your floral arrays either.  From climbing vines, potted blooms, hanging baskets, shrub lining, to beds of flowers, there is really no area that would not be appropriate and since size and color is never ending, let your imagination run wild.

You can begin one of two ways; know what you want to plant or know where you want to plant.  Each decision has an effect on the other.  As noted before in ‘Vegetable Gardens That Satisfy’, there are basic steps to follow when deciding where and what to plant.  The amount of sunlight, soil preparedness, ample drainage, sufficient hydration, and heat tolerant levels are all things to consider.  Understanding your heat tolerant zone is easily done at USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, once you know your zone you will find it easier to choose the correct plants for your area as most soil tabs will state acceptable zone tolerance level.

Here are a few suggestions on different types of floral plants.  Your climbing vines would include Golden Trumpets, Wisteria sinensis, Morning Glory, Honey Suckle, and Pretty Passion Flowers to name just a few.  Examples of the better potted blooms would be Chrysanthemum, Pansy, Zinnia, and Calibrachoa.  Hanging baskets are very popular and include such flowers as Lobelia, Dracaena, Brachyscome, Bacopa, and Impatiens.  When highlighting an area with an outline of floral gardening try such plants as Dianthus Fire Star, Apple Blossom, Pink Creeping Phlox, Vinca Minor, and of course the ever popular Petunia.  Remember that with any of these you can mix in non-floral plants to add contrast and backgrounds.  The décor of your garden is like fashion, you want to make sure your colors complement one another.  An additional item to think about would be fragrance.  Many floral plants have great fragrance, but you should be mindful of the amount so as not to overwhelm or compete with plants in the local vicinity.  Mix and match, half the fun is in the experimentation.

When deciding what to plant, consider that there are two different types of flowers.  A way to try something new each season would be to select some annuals, those that have a life span of one growing season.  Otherwise you could consider perennials which typically return to life each spring.  Trying something new each season is a great way to incorporate trending colors of the season into your garden.  Bonnie Plants is a very thorough gardener’s website with great suggestions on planting color with annuals.

In part 4 of our series we will examine outdoor plant decor.

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Part 2 of 4: Spring Gardening – Vegetable Gardens That Satisfy

SpringVegGarden.b 300x201 Part 2 of 4: Spring Gardening – Vegetable Gardens That SatisfyThere are vegetable gardens that satisfy people in ways other than just home grown nourishment.  Picking ripe and delicious produce can satisfy many for a job well done.  Now that you have done the pre-work for post-work success, let’s look at planting vegetables.  Choose your location wisely; tucking your bed of growth away in a corner may not be the greatest idea.  Keeping your garden away from large foliage will assist them in gaining the most nutrients.  For best results you will want to be able to maneuver around your plants for easy hands-on access, have them in direct sunlight for a good portion (up to 8 or 9 hours) of the day, and you will want the location to have adequate drainage as well as easy access to water.

There is no rule that states you must grow your garden in the ground.  Raised beds are becoming more popular and are also easier to tend to from the outside.  Keep in mind that positioning your crop by heights also is essential in accessing them throughout their growth.  Raised beds can be far less complicated as you will be able to provide quality soil from the beginning and not have to adjust and rework current yard soil.  You can even ‘think outside the yard’ and place some vegetables in pots and/or large containers.  Being ambitious is admirable but if you are new to gardening, your first season should be simple and manageable.  If you do decide to work the earth with a yard garden, your nursery horticulturist that assisted with your weed-n-feed and pest control concerns from part 1 of this series can be instrumental in guiding you on how to prepare your soil for the garden’s success.  Vegetable gardens tend to produce more abundantly in soil that drains well and is mixed with compost or other organic matter.

According to Urban Farmer, a wonderful website for gardeners, April and May is a good time to plant beans, tomatoes, herbs, leafy greens, carrots, corn, peppers and a personal favorite, summer squash.  This site also does a great job helping you determine what should be planted in a garden bed versus a garden pot.  Another resource for consideration is your local social garden club.  Many cities and towns have groups that meet regularly and often host workshops for gardeners at all levels, as well as plant exchanges for those wanting to try their hand at a new species of vegetable.

Finding yourself in the midst of a vegetable garden that satisfies you is rewarding and some would say, therapeutic.  You will also find that friends may enjoy the benefits of your success and want to learn how you accomplished it!

In part 3 of our series we will examine floral gardening.

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Part 1 of 4: Spring Gardening – Pre-Work Makes for Post-Work Success

As the cold weather has mostly faded and the nature around us begins budding, it beckons those of us with a hands-on desire to consider spring gardening.  Once again thoughts of a successful planting season have arrived.  Even in the south, it is not too late to start the process of producing a beautiful and productive garden.  Another reason to tackle your outdoor surroundings is to add to the beauty and visual appeal of your home.  Over the next few weeks BidSelect will examine different types of gardening and outline tips to help you succeed.  This week, we will look at the preparation of the garden itself and how pre-work makes for post-work success.

SpringGardening.b 300x200 Part 1 of 4: Spring Gardening – Pre Work Makes for Post Work SuccessTo start, always have a clean slate.  Never start the fun chores of planting and designing your garden until the hard chores of preparing the area have been completed.  The preparation of the garden is just as important as what you choose to plant.  First you will need to clear out all that has accumulated over the past season.  Trim back any overgrowth, including trees, large bushes, crawling vines, and prune plants like rose bushes, shrubs, and smaller trees until you see the outline of your garden area.  It may sound odd but also clear out your rain gutters and spouts, as well as check your lawn sprinkler system, your irrigation will be important throughout the season.  Remove any ground debris such as rocks, branches, and the lost ball from the neighbor’s yard.   Now that you have cleared the area, take time to mow and treat the lawn with a good weed-n-feed for your area.  Your local nursery horticulturist will be happy to help with this as well as identify the correct bug and pest control treatment.  They will also be able to assist you in any needed treatment for your planned garden beds as it relates to the soil and its nutrients.  For the most part you now have a clean slate to work from.

This is where the fun chores begin.  Now you can step back and design your creation to be.  Begin to plan out where you will plant as well as what you will plant.  Are you going to focus on larger items such as bushes and towering flowers to increase your curb appeal or will you focus on the backyard and plant vegetables, blooming fragrant arrangements, or just spruce up areas for the visual enjoyment of guests you may be entertaining.  Spring gardening involves a host of ideas but also includes decision making and keeping focused on achieving your goal so that you do not become frustrated and give up.

In part 2 of our series we will examine vegetable gardening.

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What to Look For in a Green Home

GreenHome 300x300 What to Look For in a Green HomeSearching for your next real estate purchase can have you asking what to look for in a green home.  Being environmentally conscious is a global responsibility that we are all increasingly aware of.  Moving beyond the basics of simple recycling and watering restrictions, home builders have begun to target the earth friendly segment of homebuyers by also, going green.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has an informative website on many aspects of building green.  They define this as, ‘… the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle…’.  Builders are starting to incorporate and look for ways to efficiently use water, energy, and building materials in new construction.  Some builders are even advertising green builds and energy efficiency as their specialty.

During your search for the right piece of real estate, consider what to look for in a green home.  Starting with small things such as recycled material for less waste consider everything from flooring, carpet, wood and organics, to countertops, glass tiles, and accent pieces.  Did you know that there is even recycled drywall material, plastic lumber, and fabric made from plastic bottles?  There have been remarkable improvements throughout the industry.  It no longer is just about low-flow toilets and solar panels.

Larger things also play a role in making a home green.  Remarkably a two story home is actually more energy efficient then a one story home by about 15 percent.  The facing direction of windows and how they correlate to the presence of the sun, as well as the airflow within a home makes a difference.  With any new home purchase, generally there is a home inspection, when doing this; consider including a certified home energy audit.  Take the time to walk the grounds around the home, making sure that native plants are being utilized.  A system to make use of rain water and permanent foundation drips are also green and incentives for the conscious minded buyer.

Being energy efficient also ties into having a green home.  A home certified as Energy Star Compliant provides energy efficient savings of up to 30 percent in comparison to a typical standard home.  You can find information on this and many other benefits of Energy Star at energystar.gov.  All appliances and windows should be Energy Star compliant and will be labeled as such.  Another certification that you can look for is that a home is LEED certified.  Directly from their website, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is internationally recognized as a green building certification program verifying ‘…that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance, increasing energy savings, water efficiency, and carbon emissions reduction, stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts, and improving indoor environmental quality.

Take your time and investigate the use of not only green minded builders but real estate agents as well.  The demand for going green has increased and with the improvements being made in production of green material and sustainable items as well as more availability in the market, the affordability of going green is now more of an option for homebuyers then before.  You might also consider purchasing a HUD home using FHA’s Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) to not only finance the purchase of a home, but also include the cost of energy-saving, cost-efficient improvements through a single mortgage.

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How to Move Smoothly

 

MakeYourMoveSmooth How to Move SmoothlyTo ensure the excitement of your new address remains, you must know how to move smoothly.  Happiness can quickly turn to frustration and disappointment when things go wrong.  The greatest asset to possibly enjoying your move is to plan ahead.  Planning should start at least two months ahead of the actual move date if not sooner.

Planning should start at least two months ahead of your actual move date if not sooner.  Allowing extra time in securing resources is a good idea, as well as starting conversations with those that have already been through this process, to researching options on the internet.  In addition, we’ve outlined a general timeline and a list of action items to consider. know how to move smoothly.  Happiness can quickly turn to frustration and disappointment when things go wrong.  The greatest asset to possibly enjoying your move is to plan ahead.

Once you know you will move

  • Create a binder to organize the event and store any contracts, receipts, ideas, checklists, follow-up reminders and confirmations.  Carry the binder with you so that you have it for reference when needed.

6-8 weeks before your move

  • Tasks and Involvement – Decide what and who
    • Major considerations include packing and transportation of your belongings
    • What will you do on your own and what will you hire a professional for
  • Budget – Create one and stick to it
    • Consider all costs both large and small, such as
    • Professional services, e.g. packing, transportation and cleaning
    • Supplies, e.g. boxes, bubble wrap, tape, rope and a dolly for appliances
    • Utility connections, e.g. charges for transfers, deposits, etc.
    • Allow for possible overages by including a contingency fund
  • Belongings – Decide what to keep and what to eliminate.
    • Now is a good time to eliminate the extras, unwanted, and unused items
    • Closets, basements, attics, and forgotten corners are great places to start
    • A garage sale would boost your move budget and also lighten the packing needs
  • Records – Arrange for transfers and updates
    • Medical records, school records, legal records, even your gym memberships
  • Perishable Items – Begin to thin out
    • Visit your pantry instead of the grocery store or local market
    • Find ways to create new menus with your produce and frozen products to reduce stock

- 4-5 weeks before your move

  • Boxes – Start collecting (strong and sturdy to withstand the travel)
  • Inventory – Document all valuables and determine the best way for them to arrive safely
  • Frequently Used Items – Create a package box, everything from scissors, tape, color coded labels, markers, box cutters, bubble wrap, even snack and sandwich bags for little items, as well as handy man tools such as a screw driver and hammer.  With extra people helping you pack, you may want two or more of some items.

- 2-3 weeks before your move

  • Packing – Start the process beginning with items rarely utilized and bulk belongings
  • Address Notifications – Consider not only the U. S. Postal Service but also your subscription suppliers, friends, work, creditors, banks, DMV, and any other establishment with whom you will maintain contact with or continue correspondence
  • Utility Services – Work with your utility, as well as phone/cable/internet providers to schedule the transfer of or discontinue and start service at your new address. It is usually good to overlap service in each location by one day of your expected occupancy.
  • Locksmith – If you purchased an existing home, plan to have all locks changed before you arrive

-  1 week before your move

  • Survival Box - Pack just enough personal items, prescriptions, clothing and household goods for the first few days of your stay
  • Departure/Arrival Checklist – Have a list ready of what all needs to be done upon leaving the old and arriving at your new location.  Consider backing up your computer.
  • Cash In Hand – Withdraw some pocket money for any last minute needs

-  Day of your move

  • Keep Eyes Open – Watch everything closely, walk through with the movers and reiterate any previously given directions and or expectations
  • Friends/Family - If possible have someone at the new location as well as at the current home to provide essential directions
  • Directions/Phone Numbers - Create a list for everyone involved

-  Last box unloaded

  • Relax, you made it! The hard part is over and now you’re able to begin the personalization of your new home.  Congratulations!

While the above is a general review of those things that need to take place, every situation will be different.  A starter home to a retirement dream home can come with unique challenges and specific needs prior to moving in.  Take the time to review your own situation and plan accordingly.  There are many sites available with recommendations, here are a few found to be very useful: www.listotic.com / www.mymove.com / as well as www.Pinterest.com

Whether you are moving up, moving down, moving in, or moving out, plan ahead and remember the tips on how to move smoothly!

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What is Escrow?

What is Escrow?

When a seller and buyer have agreed to and sSale.Escrow.Sold  e1394565204611 What is Escrow?igned a real estate purchase agreement or contract, it is time to begin the escrow process, but what is escrow?  Unless you are a professional in the real estate or financial arena there is seldom talk of escrow except for when you decide to purchase or sell a home.  Escrow, as defined by the dictionary is ‘a bond, deed, or other document kept in the custody of a third party, taking effect when a specified condition has been fulfilled’.  Simplified for the business of real estate, escrow is when a third party becomes responsible for ensuring that all agreed upon terms and instructions of a signed real estate purchase contract are completed and or followed before the lender releases the home purchase money and the deed is transferred to the new owner.  The area of the United States that you are in will play a large part on who handles the escrow.  Sometimes it is the closing attorney and other times it is an escrow agent or even the title company.  Escrow is essentially a process and the protection of the fair transfer of property from the seller to the buyer.  Everyone’s goal is the get from ‘For Sale’ to ‘Sold’ as smoothly as possible and with little to no issues.  When a property is listed as ‘Pending’ it is going through and clearing the escrow process.

The third party guiding and ensuring the escrow process for the sale and purchase of a home works for both the lender/buyer and the seller.  The process to complete all the stipulations of the real estate purchase agreement can be arduous.   Both the buyer and seller will have their tasks to complete in order to process the escrow through to close.  It is the responsibility of the third party to hold and guard all funds or documents in their possession until close and to distribute monies and convey the title to the new owner once all provisions have been met by both parties.  Not only do they oversee but they also pay authorized bills and follow the principals (the buyer & the seller) instructions as well.

On average, typical closing costs are between 2 percent and 5 percent of the purchase price of the home.  However, only a portion of this is part of your escrow.   Based on the negotiations and the written contract many escrow payments are split between the buyer and seller based on what is deemed ‘their costs’ of the escrow fees.  This amount generally totals to between 1 percent and 2 percent of the cost of the home.  At or shortly after closing the escrow will close and a new deed in the name of the buyer is recorded in the escrow office and the seller will obtain their payment for the home.  It is not unusual for some money to be held in escrow in order to pay contractors for work that has not yet been completed or invoiced.

Knowledge is always your best source for gaining the best outcome.  Having a reputable agent on your side is highly recommended.  If you are looking to purchase or sell a home and you are not currently working with a real estate agent, www.bidselect.com/FindAgent is a great source for trained professionals in your area.

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FHA vs. Conventional Loans

fha.conventional 200x300 FHA vs. Conventional LoansNow that you are in the hunt for that perfect home, the most common financial question is around the differences between FHA vs. Conventional loans.  Tighter restrictions, closer evaluations, and lower limits have been the talk of many banks and brokers as well as concerns for most borrowers.

There are some big differences in the top two loan options, FHA and Conventional.  FHA loans require little down payment and are backed by the federal government.  On the other hand, conventional loans are backed by private entities and require a larger down payment.  Both types of loans provide for fixed as well as adjustable interest rates over the life of the loan.  Typically the buyer’s credit score, available down payment and financial risk to the lender weigh heavily on which option is selected.

Since the FHA is not the one to provide the loan but rather insure its payment to the lender it is much easier for buyers, especially first-time buyers, to obtain funding.  Even with lower credit scores and a bankruptcy, buyers still have the opportunity of purchasing a home with an FHA loan.  With a higher credit score and an increased available amount for your down payment, you may qualify for a conventional loan which usually processes faster and has the ability to build equity faster.  The amount of borrowers seeking a FHA vs. Conventional loan is less simply due to the fact that over the long run while your monthly payments may be lower with FHA your overall costs to own the home will be less on average with a Conventional loan.

Rules and guidelines are always changing and it is a good idea to speak with several people regarding your purchase funding. Research is the key to finding the best option when comparing FHA vs. Conventional loans. Don’t be fooled by biased information and work to stay focused on facts.  Keep in mind that not all banks and or brokers are licensed to provide all types of loans so do not be afraid to ask questions and look around.  Below is a quick comparison of the basic differences in the two types of loans.

FHAvsConventional FHA vs. Conventional Loans

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Should You Buy a Condo or a Townhome?

CondoOrTownhome 202x300 Should You Buy a Condo or a Townhome?When expanding your search for a new home, should you buy a condo or a townhome could be a question you ask.  These are the most common options outside of a standalone residence.  With each of these having unique community characteristics it is often better to review the major differences and how one or the other fits into your lifestyle and basic residential needs. 

Deciding should you buy a condo or a townhome can be a bit confusing.  While there can be exceptions to the norm, a condo is generally found in a multi-storied building and can have an apartment feel.   A townhome is usually found as connected rows in single to two story communities.  There is a wide range of styles to both ranging from the multi-million dollar skyline views in the middle of Manhattan to a small suburban retreat.  You will also find amenities in both such as community pools, gyms, playgrounds and other beneficial common areas.  There are many options available in both a condo and to some extent a townhome, but not all will have the same features or the same associated fees. 

One main difference between a condo and a townhome is the amount of ownership.  If you purchase a condo you will own from the sheetrock inward while if you were to purchase a townhome you would own the land on which it was built and the outside brick as well as the sheetrock inward.  

The required exterior maintenance of a condo and community common area, those areas that are available for use by all owners, is maintained by the Home Owners Association which can also be known as the Condominium Owners Association.  On the other hand, a townhome owner will maintain their own exterior while if there are any common areas they would be maintained by a governing association.   Not all townhomes will have common areas.  With the different levels of maintenance for both condos and townhomes are a popular choice for not only for retirees but also for traveling trend setters.  There is an appeal for all walks of life in these options.

The governing associations also differ not only in the amount of overall exterior maintenance, and rules and regulations enforced, but also in the association leadership itself.  Condo associations are usually part of a corporate unit that specializes in community management with resident elected board members to represent you.  Townhome associations typically are community elected members who oversee the community and enforce regulations with little to no corporate oversight. You will find that in most condos you will have a monthly fee payable to the association, while a townhome association fee is generally paid quarterly.  Also in a townhome, if there is a large repair needed to a common area, it is possible for a vote to mandate a shared payment to cover the cost.  However, both condo and townhome associations allow you to be involved in community decisions to some extent.  Your level of involvement in the community, as well as the level of return involvement from the association, may also make a difference in your decision. With either choice you will have rules to follow but in return you will have the benefits of shared areas, less maintenance and the feeling of like neighbors.  Meaning, there will be a greater equality in the areas appearance and curb appeal.

While there are no set guidelines making all condos or townhome communities the same across the nation, the great thing about them both is the overall affordability, generally better neighborhoods and a greater quality of living without the level of upkeep required in a single family detached home. 

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