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Starting your Home Search?? Here are some important Tips to get you started..
In today’s Real Estate market, everyone’s asking how’s the market doing? The most often question we hear is “Is it a buyers’ Market or is it a Sellers’ Market?” Sometimes this isn’t always the easiest question to answer. There are several factors involved with this question & depending on what type of home your searching for may affect the correct answer to this question. Knowing the current Seasonal trends & having some knowledge of the area will help determine where we are & where we’re going. Knowing these factors can better prepare yourself when you’re out on the hunt for a New Home. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. Knowledge is Key.
- Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Before You Start Your Search
One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is getting Pre-Approved for a loan before starting your search. Understanding your budget will give you the confidence of knowing whether or not your dream home is within your reach.
This step will also help you narrow your search based on your budget and won’t leave you disappointed if the home you tour, and love, ends up being outside your budget! Depending on what type of loan your approved for will determine what the condition of the home has to be in to be able to qualify for a home loan.
- Know the Difference Between Your ‘Must-Haves’ and ‘Would-Like-To-Haves’
Do you really need that farmhouse sink in the kitchen to be happy with your home choice? Would a two-car garage be a convenience or a necessity? Could the ‘man cave’ of your dreams be a future renovation project instead of a make-or-break right now? Everyone has a different lifestyle & living requirements, so knowing what is needed & what is wanted is an important topic to discuss.
Before you start your search, list all the features of a home you would like and then qualify them as ‘must-haves’, ‘should-haves’, or ‘absolute-wish list’ items. This will help keep you focused on what’s most important.
- Research and Choose a Neighborhood You Want to Live In
Every neighborhood has its own charm & perks especially if you’ve lived there for years or grew up in that area. Before you commit to a home based solely on the house itself, Make sure that the area meets your needs for “amenities, commute, school district, etc.”
- Pick a House Style You Love and Stick to It
Evaluate your family’s needs and settle on a style of home that “fits” yours & your family’s requirements. Just because you’ve narrowed your search to a zip code, city or area doesn’t mean that you need to tour every listing on that list. Finding features such as bedroom, bathroom, square footage & years built help narrow the search & time looking for that perfect home.
- Document Your Home Visits
Believe it or not, once you start touring homes, the features of each individual home will start to blur together. We always suggest taking pictures or making small notes on the listing print outs to categorize which homes fit & which ones don’t. Making a quick note will help speed up the process of elimination.
In a high-paced, competitive environment, any advantage you can give yourself will help you on your path to buying your dream home. These little tips will help simplify the searching process & help eliminate unwanted stress & frustrations.. For More Info or a Private 1 on 1 home counseling apt. Feel free to reach out to us at anytime..
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People hire Dan & Melisa at Legacy Homes Real Estate for results, for the unique expertise, and trust them most when they masterfully combine the two to help you stand out above all comparable listings. Together they have sold over 650+ homes in their combined 30-year career.