THE IDEAL HOME BUYING EXPERIENCE
Wouldn’t it be great if you could just snap your fingers and move into the home of your dreams? No muss, no fuss. Shop. Buy. Move. You’re done! Well, as any experienced home buyer will tell you — that ain’t how it works. It could, of course, but it’s as likely as falling in love with your lifelong soul-mate on your first blind date. Possible? Yes. Likely? No. However, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of an ideal home buying experience.
KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS
How much house can you afford? How will you pay for the house? Will you be an all cash buyer? Will you need to borrow the money from a mortgage lender? Do you have enough for a down payment? What about closing costs? What? What are closing costs you ask? And what about reserve requirements? Huh? So, unless you have a very big bank account you will need to talk to a professional mortgage lender. Start here:
Getting to know your lender ( and vice versa ) is the very first step that you can make towards that IDEAL HOME BUYING EXPERIENCE. Work with a reputable ( someone with a good reputation and references ) local lender. Home buying is not a contact sport but it is competitive and knowing how much house you can afford and where the money will come from will give you a leg up.
DIY or Hire a Pro?
Can you buy a house without a real estate professional? Of course. Can you defend yourself in a courtroom without an attorney? Of course. Can you paint your own house? Of course. However, unless you are a Realtor®, an attorney or a professional house painter you might not get the result you are looking for. As a home buyer there is every reason to let a real estate professional represent you. The cost is usually paid for by the seller. Your agent represents your best interests and maintains any confidential information for life. Your agent will negotiate on your behalf and guide you through the various legal documents, contract requirements, inspections and milestones to get you to the settlement table. Every real estate transaction is unique and there will be bumps along the way but the professional will be able to guide you to that IDEAL HOME BUYING EXPERIENCE.
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