In today’s Real Estate landscape it is easy for home buyers in our area to get overwhelmed. With low inventories, fast markets, multiple offer situations, and many other struggles it can be tempting to give up searching. Because she understands these struggles all too well our CEO, Mary Francis Burleson, wrote some insightful tips for buyers to remember as they embark on their journey toward home ownership!
Top Five House-Hunting Tips
“List your priorities – Decide what’s most important in your desired home. Zero-in on what you want, what you really need, and what you may prefer not to have.
Get pre-approved for a mortgage – How much you pay for a home depends on your income, creditworthiness, interest rates, the type of loan you want, how much down payment you can make, and how much cash you have for closing costs. Rather than guessing how much you can afford, ask a Home Team Mortgage loan officer to give you an assessment and a pre-approval letter.
Use a checklist – Touring multiple properties can become confusing. Make notes about the homes you visit, and turn your priorities into a personalized shopping list.
Relax – Buying a home can be a major, life-changing event. Today’s home buyers have access to a wealth of information but may not have a way to tailor it to their personal needs – that’s where an Ebby Halliday Real Estate professional can be a trusted guide and represent your best interest in the successful negotiation of your home purchase.
Finally, location matters, a lot – Location is a key consideration when choosing a home, and there are multiple factors that can influence your decision. An Ebby Halliday professional can assist you with this as well.
We hope this is helpful!
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