Whether you are a newly-wed couple or someone who has finally decided to say NO to paying a rent, buying your first home is both exciting and stressful! Knowing your budget, selecting a reliable real estate agent, finding a house or apartment that would accommodate you and your family’s needs, and finally – moving, are only some of the factors you have to consider when buying a new home. To make the entire easier and systematic, make sure to follow these several steps.
1. Do Your Research
Do not wait for the real estate agent to do his magic! Before you even start house-hunting, make sure to know what you should look for. Is there mold on the walls or in the corners; what about plumbing and insulation – are they worn out; do windows and doors need to be replaced? You need to know the answers to these and many other questions after your first visit to your potential new home because it can save you a lot of money.
2. Know Your Budget
How much money have you managed to save? Have you already been to the bank? How much money has been approved for the loan? You cannot go house-hunting, if you do not know your budget.
3. Choose the Right Real Estate Agent
Make sure to hire someone with good credentials, someone you can trust, and someone who will understand your needs. Do not hesitate to ask them how long they have been in the business; or if they are licensed to work in the state, and how much they charge for their service. Also feel free to ask for referrals. If you’ve already decided on your agent, make full use of them. After all, they do take 2-3% commission!
4. See as Many Homes as Possible
As you are about to make the most significant investment of your life, see as many homes as possible! Investigate the market thoroughly before you make a final decision. Make a list of the most suitable places you’ve managed to find and talk to your family. Take everyone’s opinion into account. After all, this is going to be their new home as well.
We wish you the best in successfully owning your first home! When you’re all set and ready to move, get in touch with us, and we will help make the move as easy as can be.
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