Find the perfect home!
There is a lot to take into consideration when purchasing a home. However, it shouldn’t be a headache. With simple planning and organization, you can save the headaches and move into your new home faster!
Here are a few tips to get your home buying process started:
- Assess your needs: Before anything, do your homework! Create a list of all the needs your new home needs to fulfill. How many bedrooms? Bathrooms? Do you need a backyard? Assess the neighborhood you want to live in? Does the home location ease your commute to work? Etc. All these will help you narrow your results and match you with a perfect home.
- Obtain a mortgage pre-approval: What does mortgage pre-approval mean? It means a lender has guaranteed to give you a home loan. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage before you make an offer on a house can help you stand out from the sea of other home buyers in a competitive housing market. Granted, it may seem like a whole lot of prep work, but it will save you time by moving you along the buying process and give you an idea of a realistic budget.
- Search for homes: With the internet you can now search for homes with many different filters to find your perfect home. Websites like Realtor.com, Zillow, and Trulia are listing sites that give you a great start to see what’s going on in the market. Don’t stop there however, select a few houses you’re interested in and take a drive around the neighborhood.
- Find a realtor: An experienced realtor can make all the difference in your home buying process. Realtors are the facilitators in your corner, fighting for your best interests. An experienced realtor has great understanding of current market conditions, negotiation skills, and is excellent at communicating with all parties involved. Contact me, Karla Dorsey.
- Assess your options: The home buying process is dynamic with many different options. When touring home, take photos and notes to asses your options. Compare all the homes and figure out your best fit. A decision doesn’t have to be made right away but listen to your instincts for guidance. Which house feels like a home to you? The decision to make the right purchase can weigh heavy, however you are in control. Keep an open eye and the right home will find you!