Frequently Asked Questions

Questions when buying a home


Q. How long does it take to buy a house?

A. It usually takes around 30-45 days from when you get a house under contract to when you actually close.

Q. How do I make an offer on a house?

A. You will work with your realtor to come up with an offer that you are comfortable with. Your realtor will present the offer and work with you towards the goal of it going pending.

Q. How do I find a house that meets all of my needs?

A. Explain to your realtor what your needs and wants are regarding your next home. From there we can search the area to find the best possible matches.

Q. How much money do I need to buy a house?

A. It depends on what kind of loan program you are going through. There are several different types of programs that have different requirements. We recommend you contact several different lenders and see which ones work best for you!

Q. Can I go from renting to buying a home?

A. Yes! And we can help! We work with a lot of our renters and help them to make the transition to homebuyer! When you rent from us and buy and house through us we can help make the process painless and smooth!

Q. Does Cedar One have a mortgage calculator with PMI?

A. Yes Cedar One Realty does. Mortgage calculator can be found here.
Mortgage Calculator

Questions when renting a home


Q. How much money do I need to move in?

A. Typically to move into a rental unit you need to have the first month’s rent and the security deposit. The security deposit is usually equal to the first month’s rent.

Q. Will my landlord allow pets?

A. Every owner is different. Some allow pets and some don’t. It is up to each owner. If you see something on our website and want to know, please call or email us and we will let you know.

Q. How long do leases usually last?

A. Leases are typically for one year and renew at the end for another or automatically roll into a month to month lease. However some leases can be shorter and some can be longer depending on the circumstances.

Q. What if I want to buy a house?

A. We can help! If you are renting with us and want to buy a home, you are at the right place! We can help you find a house and make the transition from renting to buying as simple as 1-2-3!

Q. How much do I need to make monthly to afford a rental?

A. Typically you need a take home pay of 2.5-3 times the rental amount. There are several factors that play into this and we can help you determine what you should be able to afford.

Questions when selling a home


Q. How much should I sell my house for?

A. As your realtor we can help you determine what a good price is to ask for your house. We do this by comparing numerous factors and looking at the comparable sales in your area.

Q. How long does it take to sell a house?

A. The average house can take up to six months to sell. When a house is priced right, it will sell. Once it goes pending it usually takes 30-45 days to close.

Q. What kind of marketing should I do?

A. That is our specialty! We market houses thru numerous media. We have a full time in house social media specialist and also participate in several traditional media as well. We would be happy to elaborate on this when we sit down with you.

Q. Is there anything I should do to my house before selling?

A. Yes! Try to eliminate clutter and stage your house to show off its best assets. Paint and cleaning are relatively inexpensive and goes a long way in selling a house. The more move in ready your house is the better chance for a quick sale!