Pamela Dostilio
Coldwell Banker Realty

Location, Land, Footprint & Structure!

I always remind my buyer's that you can't change location, land, footprint of house or structure, you can however change it cosmetically.  Adding your own "Lipstick" sometimes is the best way to get a great home.  Several of my buyers have chosen to do this and were happy to share some of their before/after photos.

You might consider these cosmetic fixes:

  • removing wallpaper
  • painting 
  • removing old carpets and replacing with flooring of choice
  • refinishing hardwood
  • updating bathrooms
  • updating kitchen (especially if a nice layout)
  • landscaping 

These are all items you can do over time and add future equity to your home. You can save money on purchase if you are handy, creative and don't mind rolling up your sleeves you can put some "sweat equity" into your home.  

The buyer's guide link below is full of excellent information I truly believe will be very helpful to you.

Here to safely serve you with your home search, Pam

 

CLICK HERE FOR FREE BUYER'S GUIDE

CLICK HERE FOR FREE FIRST TIME HOME BUYER'S GUIDE

 

Before & After's

Kitchen remodel, fixer upper, DIY, home improvement, back splash, counter tops, renovations, home buying, realtor, Connecticut, New Milford, Danbury, Bethel, Newtown, Brookfield, Southbury 

Before & After's

Before & After's

lake house, Kitchen remodel, fixer upper, DIY, home improvement, back splash, counter tops, renovations, home buying, realtor, Connecticut, New Milford, Danbury, Bethel, Newtown, Brookfield, Southbury

Steps to Home Ownership

Steps to Home Ownership
 
1. Pre approval - unfortunately you need this to put a offer in on a home you love. Also gives us a better understanding of your budget 💰.  If buying with Ca$h you need a proof of funds letter from your bank.
 
2. See houses - I setup showings for houses 🏠 that meet your criteria and spark your interest. I find out as much as possible on every house you are considering. 
 
3. Put in an offer - I have you esign an offer. I first run the numbers to make sure it’s a good deal. I also find out house history with town hall. 
 
4. If offer is accepted - we setup inspections (your cost) and ask to negotiate items needing repairs or replacement. If “As Is” Health & Safety would be addressed. Then appraisal is done (your cost). If all set, your financial information is submitted to underwriting and you supply bank statements and paystubs throughout process. You are told not to open any new credit or incur more debt until you close. 
 
5. On Your Way - You will get a commitment letter from your lender than a Clear to Close and usually 72 hours later Close on your new home. The day of Close we do a “walk through” to make sure everything is good. 
 
6. Keys to a New Life - Once funds are set (few hours hopefully) you are handed your keys to your new home 🏠