Spring is a busy time for a lot of things. Home buying is one of them! The following will help you get started in the right direction to ease the stress of your next big purchase. One of the most important factors in finding a new home is finding a qualified agent. Take time to read reviews and find one that is highly trained and can find what you are looking for. The next thing is to determine your location and stick to that. Do not settle for a different location because you love a certain feature of the house. You should also consider whether you want a ‘project’ house or a turn key property. Factor in repair cost and compare that to the cost of a home with less issues. Home warranties are also a good idea and make sure those are taken advantage of to fix all necessary action items. Small issues can turn into large problems if not addressed appropriately. Cash is king and money talks. Sellers will more likely accept an offer from a buyer that has the money readily available. If cash is not an option, a pre-approval letter from your lending institution would also be sufficient. Lastly, its important to remember that cosmetic changes can be done easily to make your house a home.
- Finding the right real estate agent is the key to a successful real estate transaction so make sure you do your research!
- Location is the most important quality in real estate as you can always change the inside of a property, but you can never change where it is.
- Securing financing is critical in the home buying purchase due to the rise of cash buyers who are more desirable to sellers.
“Real estate expert Joe Manausa says the key to happy spring home buying is finding the most qualified agent to guide you through the process.”