May 24, 2019

Inheriting a Property

What happens when you inherit a property?

 

Talking about this topic can sometimes make people feel uncomfortable because it’s usually related to the recent loss of a loved one. Additionally, because it’s still an emotional time, they often aren’t prepared to deal with the situation. Either they don’t take the right steps to get the home ready to sell or they don’t get the necessary documents processed correctly.

 

If you know you’re inheriting a property soon, the best thing you can do is reach out to us.

 

 

If you’d like to sell it, we’d be happy to put you in touch with one of several great estate attorneys we work with. If you prepare ahead of time, you can save on taxes. If the house is in a state of disrepair and needs to be cleaned, we have several vendors we can refer you to who will help you get the home ready for sale (if that’s what you decide to do).

 


No matter what your intentions are, we’re here to help


If you want to keep the property for sentimental reasons and perhaps turn it into a rental, we can advise you on that as well.

 

No matter what your intentions are, we’re here to help, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us or let anyone who’s going through a similar situation know about all the services we offer. We look forward to helping you.

Posted in Home Seller Tips
May 23, 2019

What it Truly Means to Build Wealth Through Real Estate

Investing in real estate is one of the best ways to build wealth, and today I’d like to explain why this is true and how you can get started.

 

Many times, people assume that building wealth through real estate means fixing and flipping properties or setting up rental properties. However, this isn’t exactly the case.

 


There are many ways to build wealth through real estate.


Whether it's through appreciation, cash flow, tax benefits, or debt paydown, there are so many ways to build wealth through real estate.


Our team has been helping people all over Albuquerque and the surrounding areas build wealth through real estate recently, so if you’re thinking of doing the same, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.



Posted in Home Seller Tips
May 3, 2019

Maximizing Your Return on Home Renovations

 

Over the years, we’ve found that many sellers will spend entirely too much money making the wrong renovations, and they won’t even get that money back when they sell. Sinking $100,000 into the backyard is probably not going to yield a great return.

Your return on investment is always on our minds when we consult with our sellers, and sometimes we could slightly alter the type of renovation you’re doing and it would make all the difference in terms of your return. For example, we often connect our clients with one of our granite vendors who can get them an amazing deal on granite countertops for kitchens and bathrooms; when it comes time to sell the home, I almost always see a 300% to 1000% return for that installation.


Sinking $100,000 into the backyard is probably not going to yield a great return.



When you’re thinking of selling your home, reach out to us ahead of time. We can begin advising you on how to proceed with your renovations so that you can maximize the value of your home when it sells. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Posted in Home Seller Tips
April 23, 2019

Preparing Your Estate as You Approach End of Life

 

Taking the necessary steps to safeguard your assets after you pass is incredibly important, and we would be happy to help you do so.

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Many people are unsure of what steps they must take to prepare their estate as they near the end of their life. We all want to safeguard our loved ones’ futures and ensure our assets are properly handled, but with all the options available, like wills, trusts, estate plans, and transfer-on-death certificates, it’s often difficult to know how best to achieve this.

 

The truth is that setting up plans for the future of your assets is highly personal. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. And as painful as this all can be to talk about, it is even more painful to imagine what would happen if you were to pass without a plan in place, leaving your loved ones to figure things out on their own.

"Having a plan in place will save your loved ones time and money, and it will also eliminate undue stress during the transfer of assets." 

 

We specialize in handling circumstances such as these and would be happy to help you. We would also be happy to connect you with our accountants and state attorneys so that you can enjoy peace of mind as you near the end of life. Having a plan in place will save your loved ones time and money, and it will also eliminate undue stress during the transfer of assets.

 

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Posted in Templeton Team
March 28, 2019

Need Some Work Done on Your Home? We Know People Who Can Help

 

If you’re looking to get some work done on your home, we know a lot of experts who’d love to do the job.

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Today I just want to give a quick reminder that here at Templeton Prime Properties, we work with many great vendors. If you’re looking to get some work done on your home, we know a lot of experts who’d love to do the job. Not only do they charge a reasonable rate, but we’ve also thoroughly vetted them over time. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or just maintain your home, we want to be a part of the process. If you’d like to find out who we recommend to fulfill any of your home’s needs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or contact us on our website.

Posted in Templeton Team
March 12, 2019

Lending Home Sellers a Helping Hand

 

If you’re thinking of selling your home, we can help you even if you’re not quite ready to meet with a Realtor yet.

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Are you thinking of selling your home?

 

We realize that many people out there want to buy, sell, or invest in real estate. They’re wondering how the process works, but they also feel like it’s too early to meet with us and get the ball rolling. That’s perfectly fine, and it’s also why we created buying and selling guides for our clients.  

 

"If you want to put your home on the market and you’re ready to start the process, reach out to us now and we’d be happy to meet with you." 

 

These guides illustrate and explain the buying and selling processes and tell you everything you need to know. If you’d like your own buyer or seller guide, click here and we’d be happy to send you a copy.

 

If you want to put your home on the market and you’re ready to start the process, reach out to us now and we’d be happy to meet with you, give your home a free valuation, and explain the rest of the home selling process.

 

As always, if you have any other questions or real estate needs, feel free to call or email us anytime. We’d love to help you.

Posted in Home Seller Tips
March 1, 2019

There’s No Better Time to List Than Right Now

 

Our market is low on inventory, so if you’re thinking of selling, the best time to do so is now.

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The Albuquerque market has all but run dry of inventory. With demand far outstripping supply, it’s easier than ever to sell quickly and for top dollar. So if you’ve been thinking of putting your home on the market, now is the time. The market needs new listings. Our team would love to assist you in achieving your goals as a seller, so please reach out.

Posted in Home Seller Tips
Dec. 17, 2018

Considering a Career With Templeton Prime Properties? We’re Hiring!

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Talent searching—the reason I bring this up to you today is that our team is looking to hire new members. We have sales positions, administrative positions, and all sorts of opportunities available to fill. We want to meet your most talented candidates, and even if you’ve only ever thought about getting into real estate, we would love to chat with you. Of course, not everyone’s going to be the best fit for our team, but we will still appreciate the chance to connect with you in the world of real estate. If you’ve ever wondered what it would take to get your license that would allow you to help clients buy or sell houses or to be a part of the Templeton Prime Properties team, reach out to us. We’ll talk about the opportunities we have coming up in 2019.

Posted in Templeton Team
Dec. 3, 2018

10 Must-Ask Questions to Cover When Interviewing Lenders

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Lenders play an essential role in the real estate process. So, when buyers choose a lender at random, without giving any thought to the person they’re trusting to handle their finances through the deal, things are sure to go wrong. In fact, buyers who don’t put much consideration into their choice of lender will almost always close late, if at all. 

To avoid the frustration of losing out on a deal, you’ll need to be careful when it comes time to select your lender. That said, there are 10 things you should be asking any mortgage banker you interview before choosing which one to hire: 

1. “What loan is best for me?” Any qualified lender should be able to guide you toward a loan product that will match your goals, budget, and financial position. The right person for the job will give you their honest opinion on what loan is best for you, instead of what loan is best for them in terms of how they’ll be paid out at the end of the deal. 

2. “What is the quoted interest rate and the annual percentage rate?” Determining whether a given option will carry additional costs is very important. Also, be sure to check rates across multiple lenders to see if you’re getting the best deal.

3. “Do you offer any discount points, and does this loan carry any origination fees?” 

4. “What are all of the costs I can expect?” You should have a full understanding of the expenses that will be involved before proceeding with any lender. 

5. “Can you provide me with a loan estimate?” Getting a loan estimate from a few different lenders will give you the chance to compare your options. 

6. “How soon can you offer me a rate lock?” 

7. “Is there a prepayment penalty?” If there are any additional expenses that may arise over the life of your loan, you’ll want to be aware of them beforehand.

8. “Are you equipped to approve loans in-house?” This will impact how quickly they’re able to work.

9. “How much time do you need to fund?” If you close on a given day, will it take the lender days after that point to fund the loan? 

10. “Do you guarantee on-time closings?” When interviewing a lender, it’s important to ask them about the steps they can and would take in the event that they are running behind as the closing date approaches. 

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

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Posted in Home Buyer Tips
Nov. 19, 2018

What’s the Best Customer Service Experience You’ve Ever Had?

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Whether it’s online or in person, I want to hear about the times when you’ve had an outstanding customer service experience. How might those experiences correlate to real estate? Maybe you’ve had a few experiences where you wished your Realtor would have done this or that thing—good or bad, I want to know about it, because we’re pushing our customer service experience to the highest level possible. By polling you and hearing your feedback, we aim to make our service the best it’s ever been. We would love to hear your feedback, so if you have any stories to share with us, please feel free to reach out.

Posted in Customer Service