Home Buying Advice

Your Home Buying Plan

1. Choose Your Representative

Even if you’re just thinking of buying a home, contacting a real estate agent can provide a wealth of valuable resources. You can get access to a wide range of information that will allow you to be prepared when you are ready to make the next step.

2. Find Your Price Range

The best way to find out your price range is to speak to your lender. A mortgage pre-approval will assure that you are ready to purchase a home as well as lock in to a low interest rate. It will also allow you to develop a budget and know exactly what to look for when searching for a home.

3. Know What you Want

Develop clear specifications on the type of home you want. This includes; price, neighborhood, accessibility, distance to work, schools, etc. Knowing what you want will put you one step closer to finding the home of your dreams!

4. Find your Dream Home

Once you know exactly what you want and your price range, you will be surprised how much we will be able to assist you. Before you know it, you will be waking up in the home you’ve always dreamed of!

First Time Buyer Advice

1. Pre-Qualification

Meet with a mortgage lender and see if you can get pre-qualified for a loan. You can also see how much you will be able to afford to pay for a home. Sellers will be much more responsive to serious buyers who are pre-qualified.

2. Know What you Want

Make a list of what you need and want in a home. This takes some careful thinking and planning. Once you know exactly what you are looking for in a home, we will be able to begin searching for your dream home.

3. Get Professional Representation

Choosing to work together with us will ensure that each step in the home buying process is as stress-free as possible. You will get the added benefit of having TWO people available to you at all times. We will be able to provide you with essential market information and recommendations on ideal properties that fit your criteria.

4. Be Objective

Often enough, first-time buyers get emotional when purchasing their first home. It is important to keep an objective state of mind and think with your head, rather than your heart. Does this home really meet your requirements? With so many homes on the market and so much competition for those homes, there is no need to make a hurried decision that you will regret in the future.

5. Home Inspection

Acquiring the services of a professional home inspector can save you thousands of dollars in the long-run. A home inspector will evaluate the home and reveal any repairs or damages that need to be fixed. Being aware of any structural damage to the home before closing will prevent you from being liable for any repairs in the future. When we represent you as a buyer, we will cover the cost of an inspection by a certified Home Inspector to ensure your protection.