Attention Real Estate Buyers!

With the Governor’s extension of the stay-at-home order today, you may be wondering when you can resume your home or property search. We are trying to create innovative ways to help you continue on with your search during this time. These are some of the ways we can assist: – I can set up a FREE personalized virtual buyers center that will automatically populate with new to market properties or changes in the market that match your search criteria, including desired number of bedrooms, bathrooms, acreage and price. – If you are interested in a virtual tour of a home, I will reach out to the seller’s agent to see if the homeowner is willing to participate. – If you would like to submit an offer during this time, we can make the offer contingent upon a walkthrough of the property when restrictions are lifted.

Call or Text Rick @ (906) 280-6118

Key Realty Delta County LLC

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Do I need a title search?

If you are new to home buying or selling and are trying to complete a transaction without a real estate professional, you may wonder why it is recommended to get a title search. The main reason that it is strongly recommended is because its an avenue to ensure the piece of real estate is real and valid that you are purchasing. The title company checks for outstanding liens against the property and provides insurance as well as ownership history. This helps protect all parties involved. For example, the buyer wouldn’t want to buy a home only to discover there is an outstanding bill due on the property. That new owner could end up being financially responsible for the full amount due even though they did not own the property when the bill resulted. By working with a title company on your closing, you have the piece of mind that a search has been done by the title company to ensure the property you are buying is a “marketable” title and is able to be sold. If this process was not done, then you could potentially buy a home only to discover that there are other parties that may have ownership rights to the property as well.

To learn more information about title companies, check out this article

If you are looking for a title company in Delta County, please check out these companies below:

Bay Title & Abstract

2403 Ludington St

Escanaba, MI 49829

(906) 233-9000

Delta Title & Abstract

201 Ludington St

Escanaba, MI 49829

(906) 786-3582

Should Home Buyers get a Inspection?

Home inspections are a tool all buyers can use. Some do, some don’t though. A home inspection breaks down the nitty gritty and provides a detailed look at the property you are considering buying. In the past we have bought homes with and without them.

Consider how much you are investing in the property you are buying and if the cost is worth the price being paid. In our area, they generally vary in price from $300-$600 depending on the size and other factors of the home.

When buying a home, knowledge is power. Typically, the more information you know in a real estate transaction, the more bargaining power you have. For example, if you know that the electrical inside the home is not wired correctly, this could become a bargaining chip inside of a negotiation. The seller may be willing to reduce the purchase price or make concessions after you have learned more details about the home from the home inspection. As a realtor, I recommend that my clients purchase this report when purchasing their homes for the best experience possible.

Check out this article for more information: