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Don't Buy A Car!

Play HouseIf you are home shopping, or maybe even have a home purchase in the works, the worst thing you can do is to go out and buy a car. If you do the chances of the lender calling off your home purchase are pretty good.

 

That being said, if you are NOT purchasing a home, right now is a GREAT time to purchase a vehicle. Now (late September) is when automotive dealers want to clear their showrooms of the current model year and make room for the next years models. The selection may be a little more narrow but again, what they got they want to get rid of. I've also been told that the early days of the week are the best because the showroom has less customers in it and also shopping at the end of the month is good because some sales people have quotas to meet. So if you are not buying a home and you want a deal on a car NOW is the perfect time to go shopping.

Blue Car

Red Car

 

BOB TIMM, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Custom Homes- MINOT

Our model home is located at 9 11th Ave NE

 Minot North Dakota 58703

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Comment balloon 19 commentsBob "RealMan" Timm • September 25 2018 08:10PM

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We see it happen all the time, first-time homebuyers are told not to make large purchases, and then they are driving a new car to the showings. Those are some outstanding looking vehicles!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 3 months ago

Bob,

Great advice, and I love all the photos of cars you shared with...not sure if they are on dealer floors...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 3 months ago

Thanks A. Ron and Alexandra Seigel . These are still cars I photographed earlier this month at the car show that was right out of the book store when Timmothy's book signing was going on. I've still got about a half dozen to share.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 3 months ago

Thanks Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 , thankfully it's only happened to me twice in my career. The cars were part of a wonderful car show on our "Main Street earlier this month. This is the 3rd set of the pics I had taken but I still have about a half dozen to share yet. My favorite was a cute little BMW Isseta.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 3 months ago

Of you are going to buy a home don't increase your debt, decrease it

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 3 months ago

Exactly William Feela . 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 3 months ago

  I agreed with you, until I saw that 23-Window orange and white VW bus.  I'd rather have that than a house!

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) 3 months ago

Hi Carol Williams you might enjoy this blog post by our friend Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) 3 months ago

Morning Bob.

I'll take the first one of the two you showed us today.  That sir, is a vehicle I would like to own, sadly it is probably way above my budget level

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 3 months ago

Fred Griffin I have fond memories of a similiar VW bus myself. Our State Association of Realtors Attorney owns one and loves to tell stories about it. (He has actually had a line of them since his youth and like myself is now in his 60's.) I love going to seminars he teaches because it's easy to derail him with a comment about the bus . Thanks for the shout out to Carol Williams .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 3 months ago

That is a cool vehicle James Dray . If you look closely to the passenger side window you can see it is for sale. I will check on it for you. 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 3 months ago

Part of the education process for folks buying homes should always address their not buying a new car to put in the garage.  In my early years of real estate, I had a couple transactions that wobbled a bit because my buyers did.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 3 months ago

My most recent one did Myrl Jeffcoat but the Buyer really had no choice as his primary vehicle died and he needs a vehicle to get to his job 70 miles away. Thank goodness it delayed the closing but didn't kill it.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 3 months ago

Educating a buyer not to purchase is not only their mortgage lenders job but their buyer agent. NO NO NO to purchasing any new credit until after closing.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) 3 months ago

Well said Bob Ratliff 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 3 months ago

Hello Bob "RealMan" Timm, so important that we have the talk with them to wait on buying anything till after the home closes.  

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 3 months ago

I agree Will Hamm but sometimes they just don't listen.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 3 months ago

Thank you very much, Bob, for sharing your experience and advice.

Chef Dolores wants a new car but I keep telling her that her Mercedes is a classic.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago

Roy Kelley  and she is a classy lady for driving it .

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) 3 months ago

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