Buying

Is it Time for You to Buy?

Are you renting and ready to start receiving the tax benefit of owning your home?

Do you need more space? Or less space?

Has your family grown or have the kids moved out?

Why Choose Judy Hicks?

 

Whether you are in the market for an existing home or for a new home, there is no better choice than Judy Hicks.  With the power of RE/MAX behind her, your choices for existing quality homes are endless. In addition, Judy has an excellent relationship with many developers and builders who offer a multitude of new home choices in a variety of communities, designs, home sites and price ranges. 

 

If you’re like most people, buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever make.  A home search can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be…remember you can have someone on your side.  Judy has the distinction of being one of the few Realtors in Jacksonville to have earned the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), this course teaches a Realtor in-depth skills in negotiation, buyer representation and effective marketing.  

 

Remember, in the state of Florida you are not automatically represented in a real estate transaction and when you buy new construction without a Realtor you have no representation!  Why not take advantage of the experience of a local market expert for Jacksonville, Orange Park, Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and the Atlantic Beach areas to make the most informed decisions you can, every step of the way!

The benefits of working with Judy Hicks

The first step in deciding to buy is to interview a Realtor. If you are still looking for the perfect match consider interviewing me.

Together we will discuss how the process works and how to buy and sell a home in today’s market.  Buying a home is a process and my job is to educate you.  

Things we will discuss in the interview:

  • Differences between seller owned, short sale and REO properties

  • Agency – who is working on your behalf?

  • What do you want in your new home? i.e. bedrooms, style, layout amenities etc.

  • Communities and areas of Jacksonville

  • The search process – how many homes can we look at in a day?

  • Real estate taxes and CDD fees

  • Financing – the importance of having a pre-approval letter and how it strengthens your position

  • Home inspection process

  • Termites

  • Mold

  • Chinese Drywall

  • Timing aspects of the contract and your obligations as a buyer

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