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space-and-company-women-home-buyersBY SANDRA HEDENBERG (www.sandra.searchphillylistings.com)
 
For years I was a renter, can you imagine? A successful Realtor® who had never even purchased a home on her own? I would sit at the settlement table with my happy clients fearing the moment when they would ask me the dreaded question, “So where do you live?”
 
Please don’t misunderstand me; there is absolutely nothing wrong with renting. In some cases it actually makes a lot more sense to rent a place than to buy a home, but for me as a person who makes a living by promoting the American dream of homeownership, it just didn’t make sense for me anymore.
 
I used to come up with a million reasons why it wasn’t the right time to buy including, but not limited to, the ‘right time’ statements of, “When I get the right job / relationship / location / opportunity, then I will buy.” I worried that I couldn’t handle the responsibility or that I wouldn’t qualify for a mortgage on my own, but the truth was that I was very intimidated by the whole process, especially buying as a single woman!
 
It may sound crazy coming from someone who helps people buy and sell homes for a living, but let me tell you, it is a completely different process when you’re going through it and you are the only one signing your name on the paperwork! Thankfully I had enough knowledge and belief in myself as well as some wonderful supportive friends in the industry that helped me navigate through the somewhat murky waters of buying a home on my own.
 
Through that experience I learned so much about myself and about what it takes to make one of the most valuable and important investments in your lifetime. I am now focusing on helping single women with the whole process from start to finish!
 
I am hosting a seminar for women on April 16th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the SPACE & COMPANY office (2200 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103). I will go over the home buying process including deciding when to buy, choosing the right agent, financing your home and making an offer and closing as well as being available for any and all questions that you may have for me regarding the in’s and out’s of buying your own home! Carol Degrace from 1st Colonial Bank will also be speaking about the mortgage process and available to answer any questions regarding financing. For more information, please give me a call at (609) 617-4739 or email me at shedenberg@spaceandcompany.com.
 

All my singles ladies, here are some really cool and encouraging stats!

  • Single women made up 20% of all home buyers
  • More than 1 million homes a year are purchased by single women
  • 21% of first-time home buyers are single women
  • The average age of single women home buyers is 47
  • The average age of first-time single women home buyers is 34
  • The No.1 reason single women are buying homes is their strong desire to nest

Source: National Assoc. of Realtors 2011 Buyers & Sellers Survey and The Joint Center for Housing Studies
 
Sandra Hedenberg, Broker Salesperson with SPACE & COMPANY is now a licensed “Smart Women Buy Homes” Advisor. Sandra’s own personal experience as a single woman buying a home, as well as over a decade of being a full time Realtor give her unique insight and knowledge of the home buying process for single women. She has successfully helped dozens of women obtain the “American Dream” of being a homeowner. Whether you are newly single, a first time home-buyer creating your own future or looking to downsize, Sandra can help you sell your home or purchase a new one. Call her today to schedule a personal consultation at (609) 617-4739!

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  • Pl Ramirez

    Will this be broadcast on webinar or teleconference for anyone out of Philly to join?

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