Buying a home

Buying a home is the largest financial investment that many people will ever make and can be quite an emotional experience.  Whether you are buying your first home, purchasing a larger home, downsizing, or purchasing an investment property, we are here to make sure that you have a positive experience.  

Here are some steps you can take to make the process easier and to ensure a successful outcome:

  1. Research your financial options.  Talk with a mortgage lender to get pre-approved. If you don’t already have a mortgage lender, please feel free to contact one of our recommended lenders.  In today’s fast paced market, a pre-approval letter demonstrates to a seller that you are a serious, interested buyer and increases the chances of your offer being accepted.
  2. Once you have been pre-approved it is time to determine where you want to live.  Determine if you want to live in a big city near shopping and entertainment or if you rather live in a small, secluded bedroom community.  Drive through the neighborhoods at different times of the day so you can get a sense of the area.  If you cannot actually visit, check out area websites to see if the city and/or community have the amenities you desire. 
  3. Next, figure out what features you are looking for in your home.  Will a two-bedroom home work, or do you need four?  Do you want a small lot or multiple acres?  Write down your must haves and things that would be an added bonus.  Also, not thing that you would NOT want in your home, so you can skip viewing those listings.  Knowing what you are looking for in your next home will make your search much easier.

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