During a time when it feels like all news is bad news, and a sense of getting back to normality is bleak, it’s crucial to seek positivity. I had the great pleasure of interviewing one of the most sought-after inspirational speakers in the world, John O’Leary, and his message is something we all need to hear right now.
John’s story is one of the most incredible that you will ever hear. An accident as a child left him with burns on more than 90% of his body. John had every reason to give up on life. Instead, he did the opposite. Today, he has inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the world through his message of determination and will.
We’re grateful for John’s time this week, talking about what we can be doing to uplift others right now, how to connect with loved ones, and some of the ways we can overcome in our business.
Let’s make an effort to share some positivity during these unprecedented times!
There is no shortage of uncertainty in the world these days. NextHome Legendary Realtors® are putting the health and safety of our clients, customers, associates, and the general public above all else.
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Our friend, companion and mascot. When Luke is not out in the field and enticing people to tour new homes for sale or playing with neighborhood kids, you can find him relaxing at home with his favorite book. Born June 15, 2014 at Pentagram, New York, with an immediate affinity and passion for real estate, Luke is an avid supporter of homeownership opportunities, financial security, green living and personalized lifestyle.
He is experienced in playful engagement, trotting and making people smile. He loves attention and organic food. Luke, travels extensively in his role as Ambassador at NextHome, visiting listings, offices and bringing energy to the communities our members serve.
Luke currently resides and works at the Corporate Headquarters of NextHome, Inc. in Pleasanton, CA.
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS INCLUDE:
San Francisco Giants, collecting baseball cards, snowboarding, motorcycles, cooking, running, relaxing at the spa, working out, playing with kids and planting in the garden.
When you get a mortgage to buy a home, you’ll have to pay closing costs: These fees, paid to third parties to help facilitate the sale of a home, typically total 2% to 7% of the home’s purchase price. So on a $250,000 home, you can expect the amount to run anywhere from $5,000 to $17,500.
Now that you have a sense of the ballpark numbers, here’s everything home buyers and home sellers need to know about closing costs.
Who pays closing costs, and when?
After saving up to purchase a new home, getting pre-approved, and making a down payment, it’s hard for buyers to accept that they’ll have additional out-of-pocket expenses. Some good news, then, is that both buyers and sellers typically pitch in to cover closing costs, although buyers shoulder the lion’s share of the load (3% to 4% of the home’s price) compared with sellers (1% to 3%). And while some expenses must be paid upfront before the home is officially sold (e.g., the home inspection fee when the service is rendered), and others, like property taxes and homeowners insurance, are recurring, most are paid at the end, when you close on the home and the keys exchange hands.