Buying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make. Being organized and in control will contribute significantly to getting the best home deal possible with the least amount of stress. It’s important to anticipate the steps required to successfully achieve your housing goal and to build a plan of action that gets you there.
Before you can build a plan of action, take the time to lay the groundwork for your decision-making process.
First, ask yourself how much you can afford to pay for a home. If you’re not sure on the price range, find a lender and get pre-approved. Pre-approval will let you know how much you can afford, allowing you to look for homes in your price range.
Second, ask yourself where you want to live and what the best location for you and/or your family is. Things to consider:
- convenience for all family members
- proximity to work and schools
- crime rate of neighborhood
- local transportation
- types of homes in neighborhood, for example condos, town homes, co-ops, newly constructed homes, etc.
Lastly, it’s important that you choose an experience agent who is there for you. Your agent should be actively finding you potential homes, keeping you informed of the entire buying process, negotiating furiously on your behalf, and answering all of your questions with competence and speed.
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