C. Legacy Investment Properties, LLC http://www.kclegacygroup.com Licensed Realtor and Real Estate Investors Thu, 25 Dec 2014 04:58:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=474 Office Space & Retail Space Available in Oak Grove http://www.kclegacygroup.com/office-space-retail-space-available-in-oak-grove/ http://www.kclegacygroup.com/office-space-retail-space-available-in-oak-grove/#comments Wed, 24 Dec 2014 19:23:54 +0000 http://www.kclegacygroup.com/?p=839  

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Available office/Retail Space in Oak Grove.

From Approximately 600 Sq Ft to 2000+ Sq Ft combined.

$400 per unit or $1,500 a month combined.

Units C, D, E & F Available or combine all four.

Located in the heart of Oak Grove Business District on Broadway.

Call Nick at 816-368-4000 for details.



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House For Sale – Oak Grove, MO. http://www.kclegacygroup.com/house-for-sale-oak-grove-mo/ http://www.kclegacygroup.com/house-for-sale-oak-grove-mo/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:20:38 +0000 http://www.kclegacygroup.com/?p=824 802 SE 19th St, Oak Grove, MO 64075

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]]> http://www.kclegacygroup.com/house-for-sale-oak-grove-mo/feed/ 0 When is the Right Time to buy your First Home? http://www.kclegacygroup.com/when-is-the-right-time-to-buy-your-first-home-2/ http://www.kclegacygroup.com/when-is-the-right-time-to-buy-your-first-home-2/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 21:33:19 +0000 http://www.kclegacygroup.com/?p=806 _!houseThere are many market predictions, however if you want to buy your first home there is no wrong time. The motivation to buy is not determined by regional market conditions or by location. Industry opinions and investor speculation can not predict when a particular individual will be ready to buy. For the great majority of folks, the most compelling reasons to buy a home are based on individual circumstances and personal needs.

 

 

 

  • Family needs and desires for children/parents/in-laws/couples
  • Convenience to home, work, school, social activities
  • Sense of achievement or fulfillment
  • Freedom and independence

Even though there are many changes in the market, both up and down people still need and want to buy homes. This desire to buy a home is deeply rooted in the fabric of our consciousness. The value of home ownership gives far more satisfaction than ROI calculators can quantify.

Today, there are many different loan programs with flexible terms to fit all buyers. There are city and county down-payment assistance programs to assist in buying a home. For future buyers with blemished credit, there are debt reduction and counseling programs to help gain a fresh start.

How do you make the leap to become a homeowner? First, determine that you want to buy a home. Get your finances in order. Determine your financial situation and check your credit to determine where you fall as a borrower. Look at all of your available assets for your down payment and examine all of the finance options available to you. If you have some credit blemishes, take the time to make timely payments to your creditors to present the best financial picture. Make sure that you have a track record of stability in your employment history. Postpone any major purchases. Your actual home purchase may still be 12-18 months down the road, but you can still prepare for it now.

Get pre-approved for your mortgage. Once you’ve cleared the financial hurdles, talk to your lender or broker to find out how much you can afford to borrow along with the expected out-of-pocket costs you will need to incur for the closing. This will include the required down payment along with funds for closing costs. If you are buying in a seller’s market, you may want to search for homes below your approved price range, so that you can have the most room for negotiation.

Find a credible licensed real estate agent. Look for an agent that can work with you based on YOUR needs and your schedule. Check references of previous clients. You may not know exactly what you want in terms of a new home, and your agent should work with you to determine your needs and help you find a property that meets your immediate and future needs. Check with family and friends for successful agent referrals. Ask them how satisfied they were with his/her services and if they would use them again.

Become an informed and practical buyer. Once you determine where you would like to live, determine what factors are most important for your family. Calculate your new commute time and research school information for your children. Make sure to evaluate the surrounding factors that are most important to you, along with factors that are least important.

Find a home that works for you. Envision yourself (along with your family living in the home). What are the key points of consideration for your home? If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, then you want to make sure that the kitchen can accommodate your habits. If you will be working from home, make sure that your home office setup will work. Make sure that all of your telecommunications and electrical needs can be met.

Make the offer. Once you have located a property that meets your needs, make an offer based on the listing price, along with comparables information and market considerations. Your agent can work with you to determine the best price, along with any contingencies for the sale.

It is good to get a home inspection, so that you can know what the potential pitfalls and future maintenance needs may be. In a seller’s market, you may find yourself bidding with several other buyers for a single piece of property. Work with your agent to determine what is customary in your area. This is when negotiation skills really come in handy!

Once your offer has been accepted, you will enter an escrow period, where all of the title research will be handled, funding requirements met; tax and title transfer paperwork managed. Prior to the close of escrow, you will sign all of your finance paperwork, and pay your remaining deposit and closing fees. After funding is complete, the title company will record the new purchase deed with the County Recorder’s office, and you will officially “close”.

Congratulations! It’s time to move.

Make sure to connect your new utilities along with mail forwarding.

The purchase of a home can be a lifelong achievement, but one that is truly a worthy accomplishment.

 

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****Investment Opportunity-MAKE AN OFFER**** http://www.kclegacygroup.com/investment-opportunity-make-an-offer/ http://www.kclegacygroup.com/investment-opportunity-make-an-offer/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:17:23 +0000 http://www.kclegacygroup.com/?p=795 3 lots total includes house on the corner lot.

Great price and location and tons of potential, just ready for your imagination!

Bonus: Zoned C-2 Business/Residential

 

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House on 3 Lots, over half an acre, Zoned business/residential-Only $52k! (Oak Grove) http://www.kclegacygroup.com/house-on-3-lots-over-half-an-acre-zoned-businessresidential-only-52k-oak-grove/ http://www.kclegacygroup.com/house-on-3-lots-over-half-an-acre-zoned-businessresidential-only-52k-oak-grove/#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:10:06 +0000 http://www.kclegacygroup.com/?p=776 Can you say INVESTMENT?

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Here is a great opportunity to buy a house on 3 lots, over half an acre zoned (C-2) Business/Residential

Yes the house is a fixer upper but use your creativity and investment thinking here!

Put a little elbow grease into the house, rent it out, make some passive income.

Later sell it for a profit or build loft apartments with office space for rent below.

This is a GREAT area and the price is right!

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Thinking about selling your home? http://www.kclegacygroup.com/thinking-about-selling-your-home/ http://www.kclegacygroup.com/thinking-about-selling-your-home/#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 07:00:56 +0000 http://www.kclegacygroup.com/?p=760 I would like to offer you a free analysis of what homes are sold for in your area not just what people are listing them for!

There is no obligation and you will not be hassled with tons of calls or emails. You can also count on me to represent you as a buyers agent to negotiate the best possible deal and a great buying experience.

Great lender referrals and 14 plus years of real estate investing gives you a wealth of expertise and experience at your disposal.

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Unrepresented Home Buyers Should Take Care http://www.kclegacygroup.com/unrepresented-home-buyers-should-take-care/ http://www.kclegacygroup.com/unrepresented-home-buyers-should-take-care/#comments Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:03:01 +0000 http://www.kclegacygroup.com/?p=742 KCRH_Biz_CardIf you plan on buying a home and you plan on representing yourself, think again. Many buyers these days are very internet savvy and do a great deal of research online before contacting anyone about buying a house. However, this may not get you the deal you expect.

 

A number of people have discovered Zillow, which estimates value of homes. People have also discovered county tax appraisal district sites. County Assessor sites may show the assessed value that the taxing authority puts on a home to assess property taxes. Armed with this information, some buyers think they are pretty prepared to negotiate with a selling agent. What they don’t realize is that these sites are frequently not very accurate compared to the actual market value of a home.

Many unrepresented buyers also assume that a home may have a 5% to 7% selling commission built into the list price, assuming that the buyer’s agent will be paid around half of that to bring a buyer. So unrepresented sellers go to the listing agent and state that they know there may be around a 3% reduction right off the top because they do not have a Buyer’s Agent. This also happens when some unrepresented sellers to straight to a builder’s rep rather than being represented by a Buyer’s Agent.

What the unrepresented sellers don’t realize is that many builders don’t negotiate much, if any, regardless of how much they planned on paying out as commission. This is also true of many Listing Agents and sellers. A Listing Agent negotiates a commission with a seller, not a buyer. There is no way an unrepresented buyer can tell whether or not the Listing Agent chooses to discount his or her commission to the seller.

Some Listing Agents will accept a variable rate commission. What this means is that if the house sells to an unrepresented seller, the Listing Agent will actually be paid a rate less than the full commission that was initially to be paid. So the unrepresented seller doesn’t have any benefit at all of a price reduction. The seller simply pays less commission.

With this in mind, the buyer should get representation. A good Buyer’s Agent will have access to real information about the market value of a property. The Buyer’s Agent does this by comparing the house the buyer is interested to recently sold properties that compare favorably to it. The only accurate way to do this is to search the MLS. A buyer can not do this. A Buyer’s Rep who is a member of that area’s Board of REALTORS® can. www.nwcollier.com

A good Buyer’s Rep will also guide the buyers through the process. They will assist in the inspection process, help find a lender and a variety of other things in addition to negotiating the contract.

So buyers should beware. If you choose to go it alone, you may not be as prepared as you think.

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Six Reasons Why Real Estate Investors & Home-buyers Should Buy In December! http://www.kclegacygroup.com/six-reasons-why-real-estate-investors-home-buyers-should-buy-in-december/ http://www.kclegacygroup.com/six-reasons-why-real-estate-investors-home-buyers-should-buy-in-december/#comments Fri, 08 Nov 2013 18:10:15 +0000 http://www.kclegacygroup.com/?p=729 christmas-vacation-4_jwoDecember and New Year’s Day give home buyers and real estate investors the perfect occasion to buy real estate. Not only can you pick up a bargain property from a motivated seller, you can save on your purchase expenses.

 

1. Home shoppers put off looking for a home because of holiday decorating, shopping, and parties. Plus, the cold weather makes home buyers prefer to stay home; they prefer to wait for warm weather to buy real estate. Get the edge with little competition from other buyers.

2. Home sellers who didn’t sell during the recent buying frenzy are worried that their home will never sell. Any seller offering their home for sale during the holiday season is motivated. If you have your financing in place and can close quickly, you can often pick up a great deal.

3. Real estate agents need to keep their momentum going and can’t afford to take too much time off. When the agents aren’t as busy, you get better service. Plus, they’re more likely to take low offers seriously. Agents love investors and home-buyers ready to buy real estate during December.

4. Interest rates continue to creep up. Who knows what the rates will rise to next year?

5. It seems Lenders continue to tighten up qualifications each year. Today is your best shot to buy real estate and get a great rate with the moderate qualifications.

6. Appraisers need work. Too many individuals became real estate appraisers when there was too much work.

Clear some time from your busy holiday schedule and go find a bargain house. Make many offers. You won’t get this break for another year.

Nick W. Collier, CTS

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Should I Choose A Real Estate Agent Or A Realtor? http://www.kclegacygroup.com/should-i-choose-a-real-estate-agent-or-a-realtor-2/ http://www.kclegacygroup.com/should-i-choose-a-real-estate-agent-or-a-realtor-2/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:22:30 +0000 http://www.kclegacygroup.com/?p=724 24792-a5d14b89

Whether you are buying or selling a property, many people employ the services of a real estate professional. This person’s duty is to offer help, professional expertise and generally make the real estate experience easier for you by guiding you through the process.

 

What Is The Difference Between An “Agent” and a “Realtor?”

The words ‘real estate agent’ and ‘realtor’ are used interchangeably but there is actually a difference between the two. A real estate agent is salesperson licensed by the state, and given legal permission to represent consumers in the sale of, or purchase of homes on the open real estate market.
A Realtor is a real estate professional who is an active member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) – a key supporting real estate organization. The NAR offers ongoing education, legal information, contractual updates, information on governmental regulations affecting the real estate industry, etc. Realtors might consist of appraisers, property managers, loan officers, and brokers. Therefore, not all Realtors are real estate agents.

Is One Better Than The Other?

Some Realtors have lots of success in helping consumers, while some Agents struggle to satisfy their clients. At the same time, many Agents can be extremely efficient, while some Realtors can find themselves unsuccessful. Association with any national organization can’t guarantee anything. Some people prefer Realtors because they have a preference due to the national accreditation of NAR. Also, all Realtors must comply with the standard set by NAR, which in part gives the client some additional assurance of ethical conduct.

What Are The Qualities Of A Great Real Estate Professional?

It’s important that you select a qualified agent that you feel comfortable working with. Choose a person who has worked with someone you know, or a person who has a positive reputation within the community. A high quality real estate professional will make your transaction as smooth as possible and be forthcoming and honest about the details. That person will ask you questions, listen to your answers and recognize what you’d like to accomplish. Then will guide you towards obtaining your goal in a strategic, organized and successful way.

 

Nick W. Collier, CTS

Licensed Realtor

 

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Using a Real Estate Agent to Sell your House http://www.kclegacygroup.com/using-a-real-estate-agent-to-sell-your-house/ http://www.kclegacygroup.com/using-a-real-estate-agent-to-sell-your-house/#comments Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:03:40 +0000 http://www.kclegacygroup.com/?p=707 A house is generally the largest investment that an individual makes in their lifetime. When it comes time for you to sell your home the bottom line is “Am I getting the best price for my house?”

In an effort to save money and maximize return, many people decide to go with “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO). It seems easy enough until you begin to look at the massive amount of work and uncertainty involved. Add to that, national statistics show that 80% to 90% of FSBO properties eventually list with a real estate agent.

As you begin the process of selling your house, you are faced with the following questions.

What is the right price?

What about marketing my house?

How do I make sure I’m dealing with qualified buyers?

What about the final sale?

The services of a qualified real estate professional of the highest value in answering these questions.

A good real estate agent has a strong understanding of the local real estate market, a high standard of customer service and the support of a solid local company. Most importantly, a good agent saves you money, time and aggravation.

Setting the Price
Real estate agents know the value of real estate in your area. They should be able to show you properties comparable to yours that will help set a fair and competitive price on your home. They can compare current homes for sale as well as recently sold homes. Price variables include age of home, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, pool, garage type, renovations and other amenities. A real estate agent can assess the fair market value and help to set an agreeable asking price.

Marketing Plan
Marketing your house is far more than putting a sign in the yard and an ad in the classifieds. A real estate agent should offer a variety of marketing tools including a yard sign, advertisement in local real estate magazines, inclusion in the local Multi-List Service (MLS), inclusion on their website and printed flyers or brochures. This multifaceted marketing plan ensures that your property is seen by scores of potential buyers.

Remember that the agent is not paid unless the house sells. Their commission depends on them implementing a successful marketing strategy.

Finding Quality Buyers
An agents time is limited so they take care to bring quality buyers to your home. Many agents prequalify clients with a mortgage company before showing them a home. This is doubly beneficial. First, the buyers are serious. Second, the buyer is only looking at homes they can afford.

Not to beat this point, but agents don’t make money showing houses, they make money selling houses. A good agent will make sure that the traffic coming through your home are quality buyers.

The Final Sale
As an expert in the home selling process, your real estate agent will advise you of your rights, options and obligations. Their negotiating skills help in determining appropriate offers, presenting counter-offers and getting you the best price possible price. They can help break down the legalese of the contract and streamline the process of closing the sale.

Why use a real estate agent to sell your home? Because it pays! It limits your stress, provides good marketing, offers quality buyers, gives invaluable assistance in closing the sale and provides peace of mind.

As a licensed Realtor I would love the opportunity to earn your business.

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