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                           Millennial Homeowners
                   5 Common Regrets


Are you a Millennial thinking about being a Homeowner and crazy worried about having regrets? 
Today, I’m going to give you some valuable tips to avoid some missteps that could trigger some of those feelings.


Before we get started, I know you’re probably scouring the net for any info you can get your hands on. You’ll want to  check out out my free Millennial Homebuyer Guide. A link to the guide is down here in the description..and If you’re watching this on a mobile device, just click the title of this video and all full description will pop right up.
I’m Lisa Kelly,Lakeland Homes and Lifestyles with Premier Realty.  I create videos that all about what YOU need to know to make smart decisions when Buying or Selling a home and sometimes just  what’s happening in the Greater Lakeland area. So thanks for joining me me today.


# 5   Didn’t Get the Best Mortgage Rate?
A great mortgage rate can save you a load of money over time, and can make a difference on your monthly payment.
Your credit score is a huge factor in determining which rate you are qualified for. Obviously, the higher your credit score, the better your rate.
Sometimes, it’s the simplest of things you can do can make a positive impact on your credit score! Your Realtor should be able to hook you up with a great lender who can advise as to exactly what you need to do to get the best rate possible. Please don’t blow this step off…even if it means waiting another 30 days for your score to reflect the positive adjustment. You’ll be glad you did!

# 4 Mortgage Payment Too High?
When you are renting, Rent amounts can fluctuate based on supply and demand. When owning  a home, your payments are fixed. However, taxes, insurance and HOA fees can fluctuate. Just because the principal and interest payment fits your budget, Make sure the added costs of  property taxes, homeowners insurance and HOA fees are taken into account when you are budgeting your overall monthly payment.
The area you choose to buy in controls this factor. Again, your Realtor should be offering you solid advice how this effects YOUR personal situation.
 Fully understanding all the factors that make up your monthly payment will avoid having any surprises down the road once your in your new home!

# 3 Location?
Don’t be shy about hammering your Realtor with questions during your showings..Like:
What schools are assigned to the neighborhood?
How long is the commute to work during certain hours?

Any noise issues from nearby streets?
Are there any major building plans in the near future for the area?
How close is the neighborhood to outdoor activities such a parks, walking or hiking trails?
And finally, be proactive and inquire about what public local meetings are available to learn about what is on the horizon for your chosen neighborhood.
Avoid any feelings of regret by Knowing the answers to things questions and more! This empowerment will validate your good decisions when buying your home!

# 2 House Size?
If you are concerned about buying a home that maybe to large?...do some research.
Find out what your estimated electric, water and gas bills will be.
Are there any eco-friendly, energy efficient appliances in the home?
Has there been any renovations that can save you money in the long run?
Is there space to grow into?..maybe a place for a nursery? Or study?
Avoid having regrets about the size of home you purchase, by doing a little snooping and by taking in account your near future family plans.

And # 1 on our List.. Maintenance Costs More than you expected?
OMG! You’re in the house 3 months and the A/C quit working, you all of a sudden have this annoying bathroom drip and you discovered you have minor roof leak!
I not saying all this will happen to your home… But  $#%@  happens!
Now you’re kicking yourself from buying this house that is devouring your entire monthly budget!

Avoid these types of things by doing first things first..
Get a complete, professional Home Inspection of the home right away after getting into contract for the purchase of your new home….. EVEN if you’re buying New Construction! 
You’ll then have a formal report to indicate the items that may need repaired or replaced. If the seller cannot address these items prior to closing and you love the home so much that you continue to move forward with closing..

Then Make sure you budget for these things and have a home warranty policy in place.. Being prepared for those unexpected homeowner costs will definitely  go a long way to avoid any feelings of regret.

Again, thanks for joining me today.  I hope you got a little something out this video today, and if you did, give me a thumbs up and hit the subscribe button. I’m here every single Monday with another video to empower YOU to make smart decisions when Buying or Selling a home.
 And as a reminder, you can find the link to my Free HomeBuying Guide for Millennial's ONLY in the description along with all my contact info.
Until then, I’ll see you on the next one.

Get Your Free Millennial Home Buyers Guide:
2020 Millennial HomeBuyers Guide
 
863-221-2368 

 LisaKelly.Realtor@gmail.com


 

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I had such a positive experience working with Lisa. Not only is she a complete professional, but such a compassionate human being. Her knowledge guiding me through the Florida real estate process was so helpful as a first-time Florida homebuyer. She was always prompt and responsive while going above and beyond. She attended all key inspections in person and kept me informed throughout the entire process. If you are looking for a great real estate experience, look no further. Lisa is your gal to get the job done. I will definitely be working with her again in the future.

 

~ DJ Bradley

We can’t say enough good things about Lisa Kelly! From the moment she stepped through our front door, she demonstrated all the characteristics you want in your realtor: integrity, friendliness, optimism, thorough knowledge of her field, state-of-the-art technical savvy, unflagging energy and sensitivity to all our own needs and feelings. Our house sold in four days and we are certain this success was largely due to Lisa’s skill and hard work. We highly recommend Lisa Kelly to anyone looking for a top notch realtor!

 

~ Tom and Kim Manske

We can’t say enough good things about Lisa Kelly! From the moment she stepped through our front door, she demonstrated all the characteristics you want in your realtor: integrity, friendliness, optimism, thorough knowledge of her field, state-of-the-art technical savvy, unflagging energy and sensitivity to all our own needs and feelings. Our house sold in four days and we are certain this success was largely due to Lisa’s skill and hard work. We highly recommend Lisa Kelly to anyone looking for a top notch realtor!

 

~ Kim Manske

Sidney Wyland Lisa Kelly was our realtor that helped us with our move from Utah to Lakeland. She is a very good resource for us in Lakeland and helped us buy our new home. We found Lisa on the internet. She has helped us with all the contacts and scheduling to insure all things here went smoothly. The closing on our home was completed on time which was very important as we had are household goods being delivered from two different states. She also continues to be there for us for any referrals or help we may need here locally. I would highly recommend her to anyone buying a home.

 

~ Rick and Sidney Wyland

Just wanted to thank Lisa for a job well done. I worked with Lisa on 2 of our homes this past year. We sold one in June and another late in the year. Everything went smooth and all details were handled in a very professional manor. Thanks again Lisa; nice working with you. Lee Brown

 

~ Lee and Frankie Brown

We had been looking for a new home for about three months. We changed Realtors and began working with Lisa. She showed us a couple of places. We talked about limits on price and location. We looked again on a couple. We did not care for those. She emailed us about a home that was being restored for a flip. We met her at our current home. We liked the location and made an offer which was accepted. She did a great job getting the seller to accept and a wonderful job from there. The closing took about fifteen minutes. We have been very happy from that day on. Patricia and Bill Crabb

 

~ Bill and Patricia Crabb

We had been looking for a new home for about three months. We changed Realtors and began working with Lisa. She showed us a couple of places. We talked about limits on price and location. We looked again on a couple. We did not care for those. She emailed us about a home that was being restored for a flip. We met her at our current home. We liked the location and made an offer which was accepted. She did a great job getting the seller to accept and a wonderful job from there. The closing took about fifteen minutes. We have been very happy from that day on. Patricia and Bill Crabb

 

~ Bill & Patricia Crabb

Just wanted to thank Lisa for a job well done. I worked with Lisa on 2 of our homes this past year. We sold one in June and another late in the year. Everything went smooth and all details were handled in a very professional manor. Thanks again Lisa; nice working with you. Lee Brown

 

~ Lee & Frankie Brown

01/03/2017 - shunter317 Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $175K in Lakeland, FL. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Lisa is an exceptional agent as she knows real estate law and the local market. She communicates and is extremely responsive to her clients questions and needs. She walked us through a complicated contract. We consider Lisa a new friend.

 

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Highly likely to recommend 08/09/2016 - HappyBuyerNEOH Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $225K in Lakeland, FL. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: I highly recommend Lisa Kelly! She was awesome to work with through the whole process. Her communication and promptness went above and beyond my expectations. Working in the mortgage industry, I see all types of realtors, if you want a genuine, awesome, go getter- she is your girl!

 

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Highly likely to recommend 10/27/2014 - jessbparker Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $75K in Auburndale, FL. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: I cannot say enough about Lisa Kelly. She helped my husband and I buy our first home when we had limited funds and difficult circumstances. She is extremely knowledgeable about homes, market, taxes- anything you could want to know. She is also an excellent advocate for her clients during negotiations, which really came in handy when you're a nervous first-time home buyer.Less

 

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Highly likely to recommend 02/22/2014 - par167 Bought a home in 2014. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Lisa Kelly is the hardest working woman I know! If you are in the market to buy or sell take it from my personal experience she delivers results!In Polk County or anywhere else for that matter you will be hard pressed to ever get better service. Paul Renner.....

 

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Highly likely to recommend 02/25/2012 - user027478 Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $275K in Lakeland, FL. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Lisa is the most professional realtor I've ever worked with... she's direct, honest, highly-knowledgable, very responsive and a consummate professional. She played fundamentally important roles in helping us to sell our house in a tough market. She's a hard worker and also gave us great advice and we were able to sell after listing for about 30 days. She then helped us find and close on our dream home. Her persistance and negotiating savvy helped us buy a house that was not a very convential listing. If we'd had an average realtor, we'd have been a lot less successful with both our deals. I'd recommend Lisa to anyone who wants to work with a genuine professional. She could write a book on what it takes to be an outstanding service provider.

 

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02/09/2012 - Alyson7707 Bought a Single Family home in 2009 for approximately $125K in Bartow, FL. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: We absolutely loved our experience with Lisa.. She is incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated to finding the home of your dreams. We couldn't be happier with the home she found us or the time we spent with her--she made the experience exciting and easy. We do not hesitate to recommend her to friends and family and will absolutely work with her in the future. Thanks again Lisa! -Michael & Alyson Elrod

 

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Highly likely to recommend 02/08/2012 - AimeeWeed Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $100K in Auburndale, FL. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Lisa was always quick to respond to my questions. I honestly think that my family and I would not be in this wonderful house without her hard work. She is honest, not afraid to give her opinion in a helpful way, and she is very knowledgeable in all aspects of her job.

 

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Wonderful wonderful experience. Lisa is what I call a dream maker. I had the dream, and she made it a reality.Lisa's hard work, her quick response, her compassion in knowing I was a single mom purchasing my first house, has earned my loyalty in using her as my realtor for life.

 

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Highly likely to recommend 03/09/2011 - reedswife11 Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $75K in Lakeland, FL. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: This woman is amazing, we have run into every road block imaginable and she has negotiated our problems quickly and effectivly everytime. Always available and Always puts her clients first

 

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