Find yourself left holding a property that you have decided to sell? Your property is quite literally holding you as well. The expenses involved could prevent you from moving forward with your dreams and life plans. As time passes, it’s important to recognize the true cost of home ownership. Your home is likely one of the largest investments you will make and when it comes time to sell, there are many factors to take into consideration. You’ve likely invested even more for any necessary rehab and staging to list your home, only to find the ongoing costs involved in holding the property are killing you! Not to mention the hassle of living around showing appointments and having your time wasted by unqualified buyers, low ball offers, and people just looking to get ideas for their own home!
End The Costs
While you may hear about miraculous deals where a house was listed and sold within hours or even the same day, many properties end up sitting on the market for months or even years. In current market conditions houses do sell within days of listing them, however it’s important to recognize that this is thru for homes that are in great location, perfect school districts, recently rehabbed or updated with a functional layout. This is not especially thru, if the property is “less than prefect” such as homes with an outdated kitchen and bathrooms, unfinished basements, or major home systems that have not been updated for decades such as electrical, heating, air and plumbing “. Homes that need updates and repairs tend to sit on market longer, and the longer a home is on the market, the lower the price that is usually realized. The other problem is that the longer a home stays on market, the more suspicious it becomes for potential buyers as to why that home doesn’t get sell for a long time.
Why not sell to us now and save yourself from what can become a sinking ship of unexpected risks and expenses? We can help to end the deafening sound of silence when it comes to getting offers on your DC property.
What Owning A House Is Costing You
The financial responsibility of keeping a home on the market can be devastating as time passes. Costs involved include mortgage, insurance, and taxes. A great number of factors can influence the bottom line on these numbers, including variable interest rates, time of ownership, and market changes which can affect the equity you had hoped to realize on your DC property. Unexpected life events of the homeowner such as loss of income, job transfers, health problems or costly medical bills all could potentially sabotage selling a home on the open market.
Utilities, upkeep, and maintenance are ongoing; most especially when your home is on the market and are of utmost importance to attract buyers. These same costs of ownership can also drown you in unexpected expenses such as a sudden break down of HVAC , water heater, plumbing or electrical systems. This is especially true as homes age.
Circumstances change. A new job or some unforeseen opportunity may force you to move prior to your home selling, leaving you to cover unexpected costs of ownership. You’ll need to hire professionals to maintain your DC property from a distance, in addition to covering all of the costs of two properties. Someone should regularly check on the property in this event to catch any new issues, including theft by someone you’ve entrusted or maintenance issues such as leaks, etc. before they turn into even larger disasters that can further prevent you from selling your home.
The fact that your home is sitting empty can also make it an attractive target to vandals and thieves and is yet another possibility of costs you may incur based on your decision to sit on your DC property as well, contributing to what your DC property could really cost.
Considering all of the variables in the financial markets, the housing market, the costs and risks of maintaining an empty home and life changes that can contribute to the bottom line, these factors can severely deplete what you earn on your investment, let alone unexpected repairs or outright theft or vandalism. It’s clear to see that time truly is of the essence. You can be sure time passing equals more costs to you. It’s true you could potentially get more money for your property if you list it, but very often, time becomes a bigger liability.
When you consider all of the risks, inconveniences, the costs of ownership, and what your DC property is really costing you in the long run, it makes sense to let us purchase your property in DC, relieving you of the financial responsibility and risks. We’re here to help! We can meet you in person, listen to your goals and provide you the same day with a no obligation offer to buy your home. Our offers include no fess, and we will buy in as-is condition. We can schedule a settlement at our convenience with a local title company and buy your home for 7 days or less. You have nothing to lose, give us a call today!