Here are some quick tips to get you started!
A real estate offer from a pre-approved buyer gives them an advantage over others who have not started working with a lender. Having a lender Pre-approve you allows you to confidently search for a home within a designated price range and it shows the seller that you’re serious about buying.
Work With An Experienced, Local Agent
You may already know what you’re looking for in a property but a qualified real estate expert will spot out issues that you may not have crossed your mind. They’re also great at negotiating, have tons of industry connections and a deep understanding of the area that you’re looking to purchase a property in.
Make A Wish-List
Once you’re pre-approved and have a home buying professional in your corner, the next step is to create a list of all the features that you would like in your new home – from the tiny details indoors to what part of town you would prefer to live. Then reorganize your list from the most to least important and share it with your agent before you start your search.
Sometimes the appeal of giant estates that cross every amenity off your wish-list can get the best of you but staying within your budget allows you to set more money aside for furnishings, future repairs and maybe even enough to purchase an additional investment property. Dream big but always think ahead!
For advice on budgeting, getting pre-approved, selecting the right home and more, get in touch with our team today!