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Our Summer 2019 Issue

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Hot On! Magazine Fall/Winter 2019

Articles from the summer 2019 issue of HomeShopper Magazine

BUYING vs. RENTING - Which is RIGHT For You?

BUYING vs. RENTING – Which is RIGHT For You?

Many new home shoppers wonder if renting is better than buying. This is an especially important question today because the challenges facing the mortgage industry over the past few years have pushed many families into apartments. Just a few years ago there was a fairly wide gap between the monthly cost of a new home mortgage and an apartment. But today, as apartment complexes have filled, rents have risen too. In most urban areas the cost of renting has passed the monthly cost of owning a home. Even as home prices rise, low interest rates keep the price cheaper then ...
Five Questions Every Salesperson Should Ask You... & How To Answer Them

Five Questions Every Salesperson Should Ask You… & How To Answer Them

NEW HOME salespeople are trained to quickly take control of a sales situation and direct your mind in the direction of buying a new home. If you leave the model, they know there is a good chance they’ll never see you again so they’ll do everything they can to keep you there.Everything the they says is designed to nudge you toward a purchase. There is nothing wrong with this. Most of the information they’ll deliver to you will be very helpful. Chances are you’ll face some of these questions as you walk the model home. To help you keep control ...
Before You Buy Start With "Why?"

Before You Buy Start With “Why?”

Today, with all the information easily available at your fingertips, shopping for a new home can be as easy or as complicated as you want to make it.What I’ve noticed most is there is a lack of an organized process that many homebuyers make navigating through the exciting new home buying landscape. Let’s face it, looking at beautiful new homes in perfect new communities is exciting and fun! Who doesn’t like imagining their children coming home from a top-rated school, spending a little time studying in their own artfully decorated bedrooms, playing a video game in the cool media room ...
Design Studio Survival Guide

Design Studio Survival Guide

When it comes time to design your new home you’ll be asked to visit the builder’s design center.A design expert will help you handpick every detail. Designing your new home is one of the most fun and exciting parts of the new home buying process.However, if you just jump into it, you could find yourself overwhelmed by your choices.KNOW YOUR DECORATING STYLEYour ideas should have a common theme. It can be completely unique to you, copy a picture, a place or even a home featured in a magazine. However, having a style that transposes into every room is very important ...
Choosing The Perfect Homesite

Choosing The Perfect Homesite

THE SITE YOU CHOOSE WILL PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN DETERMINING HOW YOU ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME.One unique part of buying your new home is the homesite upon which you’ll build. In any given community, development or neighborhood, builders will be selling a selection of six to ten floor plans and four to five elevations (the way the exterior of the house appears from the front.) Builders regulate the number and placement of each floor plan and elevation to make sure that identical homes are not placed side by side or across the street from each other. This helps avoid ...
Buyer Beware: Inside Information On Sales Tactics You’ll Encounter In A Model Home

Buyer Beware: Inside Information On Sales Tactics You’ll Encounter In A Model Home

AS YOU ENTER a model home and start talking with a new home salesperson, there are several things of which you should be aware that they may do to influence you- after all, they are salespeople and selling homes is how they earn a living!Most of these tactics are the result of their sales training, and none of them are bad or dishonest in any way, but I do feel that knowing and understanding them will allow you to make a better, fully informed decision on your next home. In no particular order, here is some “inside information” about some ...
Understanding Floorplans

Understanding Floorplans

ONCE YOU’VE SELECTED the community that perfectly fits the life you want for your family, it’s time to look at floor plans.There are a few things to keep in mind once you start looking at plans that help you get more confident and will make this process a fun and exciting one that will help you make the perfect choice.The first thing to keep in mind is that there is a huge difference between the front of a home (the “elevation”) and the arrangement of rooms inside. Builders usually have several different “elevations” that will work with different floor plans, ...
Four Reasons To Avoid Foreclosed Homes

Four Reasons To Avoid Foreclosed Homes

1. WHAT YOU DON’T SEE IS WHAT YOU GETWhen a home is in foreclosure the process may take over a year. What you get when you buy a foreclosed property is whatever the borrower leaves behind. Meaning that there could be several months of neglect as the previous owners ran low on money. Many of the symptoms of neglect are not easily visible to the untrained eye, and can be very costly to fix. With many foreclosed properties, what you don’t see is often what you get.2. STANDARD REPAIRS ARE LIKELYBanks aren’t in the home repair business. Foreclosed homes will ...
YOUR NEGOTIATION TOOLBOX: 5 Tactics You Should Know & Use To Get The Best Deal On Your New Home

YOUR NEGOTIATION TOOLBOX: 5 Tactics You Should Know & Use To Get The Best Deal On Your New Home

YOUR DISCUSSION with the new home salesperson is a two-way street. If you’re unprepared for the meeting, you’ll think that you’re in the midst of a congenial conversation while the salesperson is conducting a well-rehearsed sales process.To make sure you get the very best deal, you should approach your discussion the sale way. Think of every discussion you have with the salesperson as an exchange designed to get you the deal you want. While they’re trying to get a sale, you’re taking advantage of the situation to also “work the deal.” There are also some very helpful tactics you should ...
Ron Corning Joins Hot On! Homes

Ron Corning Joins Hot On! Homes

Ron Corning, the long-time host of WFAA’s early morning wakeup show, Daybreak, is joining the popular new home lifestyle show Hot On! Homes as co-host. Corning joins Hot On! Homes after a successful 8-year run on the ABC affiliate’s morning show. During Ron’s time with WFAA, he provided outstanding coverage for both local and national events in the studio and on location. His community outreach was impressive, hosting or appearing at more than 200 local charitable events since 2011.About joining Hot On!, Ron said, “I left WFAA to give myself the chance to branch out and take on new worthwhile ...
New vs. Used - Why You Should Purchase A New Home

New vs. Used – Why You Should Purchase A New Home

AT FIRST GLANCE, there seems to be one big reason to buy a new home instead of a used home: it's new! Most of us like new things like cars, clothes and shoes! The real benefits of purchasing a new home lie just below the surface. The biggest reason to buy a new home, especially if you're currently renting, is pride of ownership. Stepping out of an apartment or leased property and into your own home is the first step toward building your personal or family wealth. For most families, their home and other real estate holdings account for as ...