Buying a home is one of the most exhilarating and exciting events that happens in a lifetime! Your home buying process should be a fun, stress-free and seamless experience. To help you navigate the process, take a look at the suggestions below for avoiding some of the most common home buying mistakes.
~ Your Home Wish List
Hmm…do you want 3 bedrooms or 4? Would you like to have an open floor plan, a two story home or a rancher? How about a large outdoor space?
Knowing the specifics of your desired home is important. Sure, budget will absolutely play a role, but before you begin viewing properties, narrow down your search by having these wish lists items decided upon. Once you have decided upon the specifics, go view the homes; the fun part!
Before you buy, get to know the lay of the land. There are many factors that will affect your neighborhood decision. Knowing the school district, how far the grocery store is, how long the daily commute to work will be, all play a factor in choosing your neighborhood. Discussing these items will help determine what neighborhood is the best fit for you.
~ Know Your Budget
It is important to know your home buying budget before heading into the home buying process, helping narrow down your home search. When you know your price point for potential homes, you will be able to look seriously and efficiently at the homes you choose to view. One of the best ways to know your home budget, is to get pre-approved by a reputable lender. This pre-approval will help you get a home that’s financially comfortable.
~ Have fun!
Buying a home should be a FUN and STRESS- FREE experience!
When looking for homes, enjoy yourself. Take your time and look at each home as if it were your own, can you really imagine yourself living there? Take mental notes and keep a checklist. I