Duck, duck, goose? Getting caught out by overlooked debt, an unfavourable builder’s report or a new mortgage that removes the fun factor from your life can really put a spanner in the works (or a cat among the ducks, so to speak). A quick financial WOF prior to selling your home will let you examine what’s under the hood, and ensure you’re sitting pretty before you get into the nitty gritty.
The money-sucking must do’s
Whether it’s the slightly suspect patch on your deck that feels like it may give way if you stand directly on it, or that leak in the ceiling that only happens when it really pours down. Ensure money-sucking must do’s are taken into account when looking at the real cost of selling your home.
Expert tip – get a builders report and see what potential buyers would see. Is there anything off-putting that can easily be fixed prior to sale?
The real cost of moving
We’re not talking about a man and a van, we’re talking any associated increases in mortgage repayments with your future home, current and future expenses, legal fees, lender fees, marketing costs and more. While filling in a spreadsheet is hardly a favourite pastime for most, as a home seller you'll be rewarded for your studious ways in the long run.
Expert tip – download the “Can I afford to move” worksheet included in our free eBook "How to get ready to sell your house” and get clued up on the real cost of moving.
Lo and behold, it’s mortgage number 2
Trading up? Downsizing? Planning to retire at 50? With your end goal in mind, it’s time to take a good hard look at your financial goals and how mortgage number 2 will impact on your future lifestyle.
Expert tip – download the free “How to get ready to sell your house" eBook” and take advantage of some handy number crunching tools such as the mortgage calculator and interest rate aggregator.
Gazing crystal-ball-style into your financial future can be hard work, which is why we’re arming you with the tools and knowledge to support you on the journey ahead. Download the free “How to get ready to sell your house eBook” here and get those financial ducks in a row.