ready to buy a home?
buying a home is usually the most expensive transaction people make in their life. when you are dealing with such a large transaction you want to ensure that you have as much information as possible. here are some tips on how to make that process a bit simpler.
how to make buying your next home simpler.
Download and read over my E-Book for buyers. It has a lot of great tips for first-time home buyers and experienced buyers alike. In the E-Book you will learn about the steps involved in purchasing a house. So make sure you grab this to start the process.
make a list of what you are looking for in a home.
This is the first and one of the more important steps. By knowing exactly what you are looking for in your next home you will be able to spend time looking at homes you are actually going to be interested in. Make a list of things you absolutely need or want and things that you absolutely do not need or want. This list will come in handy later on in the process.
get pre-approved for a mortgage.
Most people will need a mortgage to complete the purchase of a home. Pre-approval is one of the first steps to getting a home. By speaking to a mortgage broker or mortgage specialist you can get and idea of what you can afford. This step helps narrow down your search to find the best possible property that fits your list and your budget.
If you currently do not have a broker or specialist that you are working with you can check out this list of qualified professionals from which you can choose from.
grab a coffee with me.
When you are making such a large purchase it is a good idea to work with a professional. As a REALTOR®, I have the tools and skills to help find a property that fits in your search criteria. As an added bonus, in almost all cases the cost of using a Real Estate Agent in a buying transaction is covered by the seller. This means that you can have an agent working in your best interests for no cost when you are searching for your next property.
start home hunting.
I like to call this part home hunting instead of house hunting. The main reason for this is any residential property can be called a house, but one that you can live in happily is a home. I do my best to make sure the property that we find is a match with what you are looking for. By going through and actually seeing potential properties you get a better idea of what it takes to call a house your home.
move in to your new home.
By now you would have been able to narrow down your choices of properties and made an offer on "the one". Your REALTOR® will be with you every step of the way for the closing process and ensure that you are educated on what comes next. All that's left to do now is wait for key release and move into you new home!