What signs you’re dating or married to a real estate agent would you add to this list?
After enough first dates, you realize the process can be boiled down to something similar to a real estate transaction: Long, complicated and riddled with counter offers, deal breakers, inspections, third-parties, surprises and unforeseen expenses. With toxic asset scrutiny all the rage these days, how can fledgling lawyers protect themselves from the mixed bag of toxic assets trolling the streets? To avoid a dating cul-de-sac, follow this real estate checklist.
In fact, anywhere but there has better potential for finding your soul mate. Get your ass to a happy hour, cocktail party, networking event, AA meeting or anyplace where groups of people exist. And look like an interested buyer while you’re there, for the love of cats.
: It’s all about supply and demand, and regardless of market conditions, it can always feel like a seller’s market.
Dating an ARM, like its mortgage-based counterpart, involves risky, unpredictable people.Sometimes the ones that look lackluster from afar have the best bones (in more ways than one).Bottom line: Don’t dismiss or fall in love with anything too quickly.After all, big-ticket shopping for others is fun, and the possible commission of lifelong indebted gratitude for selling a property is empowering (until you break up with the person).: Avoid the short sale being offered by the firm secretary who works for the recently divorced junior partner.
You’re not seeking an investment property—you’re going to live in that relationship. : Don’t be afraid to look at places over your budget– you never know what you can afford.