Can you live out of town and buy a home bet you can.

Posted by Frank Whibley on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 4:38pm.

With a super hot housing market here in Jacksonville many out of state buyers lose out on the perfect home. I have tons of buyers who tell me they want to see the home when they arrive in town only to discover it's gone. The number of days a home is on the market in our area has continued to decrease as a result of less inventory. And as we both know less inventory leads to higher home prices. Unlike the national average, our home prices have increased about 10% from 12 months ago. What was $200k last year is now $220.

Is there a risk involved in purchasing a home sight unseen, sure there is but I'm here to help with the process. All our home listings provide aerial shots of the community and location. I can also provide additional data like percentage of homeowners versus rentals, the degree of education of those living in the area, population density, proximity to the beach and retail centers and much more. Almost all our home listings have photos but I'm more than happy to go and take additional photos of the home and email them directly to you. I can give you my opinion of the overall condition of the home but in no way do I recommend not getting a complete home inspection also. If you like what you see we can put in an offer, and in the end, if you're not satisfied with the home inspection we can cancel the agreement and may receive your full binder deposit back. Your risk here is the cost of the home inspection that typically runs from $450-$650, and yes I have a list of qualified inspectors for you.

So if your ready, I'm ready. Here's a recent testimonial from one of my out of town buyers:

We recently purchased a townhouse in Florida with the help of Frank Whibley from Round Table Realty. The process went smoothly with Frank's assistance. Since we live in Connecticut, there were a lot of decisions that had to be made long distance. Frank was there every step of the way. He did several of the walkthroughs for us and we couldn't have been more pleased with the results. Frank kept us updated and we trusted him completely. We highly recommend his services!

Kirk and Kerri

Thanks in advance for the opportunity to serve you.



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