To Build or Not to Build: Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Building A Home

August 23, 2016
Hosted by Deb Tomaro

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The idea of building a new home over purchasing an existing home can be exciting, but do you really know what the process involves? According to data from the National Association of Home Builders, the median price of constructing a single-family home in 2015 was 289,415 dollars, or 103 dollars per square foot. But cost isn't the only thing you need to consider. Join licensed Realtor Deb Tomaro and Mortgage Loan Originator Karan Rastall as they explore questions like, 'How do you finance new construction?' and 'How long does it typically take?' You'll walk away with the knowledge you need to make a smart decision!

REAL Real Estate Today

REAL Real Estate Today

Tuesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

The reality is that most home buyers, sellers and owners are getting their advice on how to protect one of their biggest investments from HGTV or by trial and error. With 64 percent of Americans being homeowners, that is a lot of “flying by the seat of your pants” decision-making. REAL Real Estate Today with Deb Tomaro aims to provide useful and easy to understand chunks of information for home buyers, sellers and even homeowners who never intend to move that will help them make smart decisions for their family and protect one of the most expensive purchases they will ever make in their lives. Listen live every Tuesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Deb Tomaro

Deb Tomaro

After studying archaeology in college, Deb decided that living with dirty fingernails wasn’t probably realistic for her, so she went to grad school to study Instructional Design. After several years of working as a corporate trainer and instructional designer, she had the opportunity to return to her beloved college town of Bloomington, Indiana. An unexpected and life changing moment led her to real estate. Motivated by her experience of finally finding a Home, Deb obtained her real estate license and has never looked back.

Deb had a challenge in front of her: to build a business starting at absolute zero. At the end of her first year, she was named Rookie of the Year in the state of Indiana for her company. At the end of her second year, she had sold more houses that year than any other Realtor in her area. The success and awards continued, but the real pride came from her client satisfaction and referral rates.

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions a person can make. Why wouldn’t you want someone smart guiding you through the process? Mistakes can be costly. They can financially ruin a homeowner. Deb created educational seminars, blogs, newsletters and other materials to help educate people so they could to make smart decisions about real estate. She even started a mentor program for new Realtors in her area to make sure that Realtors were better trained and knowledgeable about helping people make smart decisions.

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