Buying Your Home can be scary and stressful, but if you approach the buying process with a little back ground information you can make the process enjoyable and even fun.
The 4 main things you should know before starting your home search are:
#1 Know what you can afford.
Before you begin your home search you should make sure you know how much home you can afford. You do this by talking to a qualified Lender that can discuss your financial situation with you. For some money isn’t an issue, but to make sure you are starting out on solid footings, you should always get pre-approved so you know what price range you want to stay in when searching for your home.
#2 Find a Realtor
Finding a Realtor to represent you in your home search is very important. Since this person will be your advocate in the purchase of your home you should be sure that the Agent you choose is well trained in helping Buyers. They should be willing to listen to what you want in your home so they can assist you in your search and help you choose the right home for you.
#3 Viewing Homes
When looking for your home you should remember you don’t need to see every home in a 100 mile radius, nor do you need to look at hundreds of houses to find the right one. Make sure you let your agent know what you want in your home so they can show you homes that meet your needs. Most of the time just a few will do.
#4 Fear of Commitment
Don’t let the commitment give you cold feet, sure the purchase of a home can be scary, and your mind can come up with all of the worst case scenarios. Lean on your Agent and let them help you get through all the thoughts you may have that are making you nervous. Don’t let your fears cause you to loose your dream home.