When asked, Americans overwhelmingly say they value homeownership and believe it increases financial stability.
In fact, one recent survey found 93 percent of respondents said they felt that homeownership was an important part of the American dream. Still, despite their desire to buy and own a home, many Americans hesitate before pursuing their dream of becoming homeowners. And while there are many reasons for this, one of them is misconceptions about the home buying process. NeighborWorks America's fifth annual national housing survey, for example, found a growing number of respondents who say the home buying process is confusing. According to the results, 74 percent of adults said they strongly or somewhat agree that “the home buying process is complicated.” That's up from 67 percent last year.
What accounts for the increase is anybody's guess but it reinforces the fact that prospective buyers should make choosing a reputable lender and real estate agent among the first steps they take after deciding to buy a home. Working with experienced professionals will demystify the buying process and help you navigate the ins-and-outs of purchasing a house.
Author:Tim Stoll Phone: 214-868-2959 Dated: October 17th 2017 Views: 55 About Tim: It’s hard to find another real estate agent in Dallas who is as hard working, honest, educated, ex...
Sandy Setliff, a longtime resident of North Texas, specializes in residential real estate sales in Northern Collin County...but she has been known to stray to other parts of the DFW Metroplex for her clients! Her interest in Real Estate began with a move from Texas to California for job purposes in 2004. The move showcased the vast differences in home values and styles in geographic regions. This piqued her interest and prompted Sandy to begin studying and learning about the many facets of Real Estate.
A graduate of Texas Tech University, Sandy spent 18 years with Delta Air Lines; predominantly in Call Center Management in Dallas. When approached by the International Christian Disability Non-Profit Joni and Friends about leading the efforts to open a branch in Dallas, Sandy accepted the challenge. After leading the local chapter for a number of years she was offered a position in the organization's headquarters and relocated to Southern California where she served in Project Management and eventually became the Director of Human Resources.
Family health issues and being a member of the sandwich generation prompted a move back to Texas in 2009. Once settled back in her home state of Texas Sandy ventured full time into Real Estate but still finds the time to volunteer and support several non-profits including Powered to Move, Joni and Friends and the Melissa Community Outreach Center Food Pantry. She serves on the Anna Planning and Zoning Commission and is a member of the Anna Chamber of Commerce and Grace and Peace Presbyterian Church.
As a full time REALTOR with JP & Associates REALTORS, Sandy is dedicated to meeting her clients' needs and exceeding their expectations. Her designations include GRI (Graduate REALTOR Institute) and CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert). Sandy feels her strengths in Real Estate lie in supporting property owners to prepare and sell their homes for the best price in the most efficient timeframe. However, a number of the buyers she has served would argue that her strengths are in helping buyers find and purchase just the right home. Either way, Sandy enjoys assisting families and individuals with their Real Estate needs. "I like helping people. Real Estate is an excellent way to help people and gain some lifelong friends along the way!"
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"Sandy Setliff was a blessing. Her integrity, timeliness and efficiency made the whole process of buying a home enjoyable. She just continued to remain positive by saying “There is a house out there for you!” even when I was doubtful. My prayer for her is that she will become very successful in the Real Estate industry and continue to bless other clients. "