Tips to Guide Your Home Search

We have some tips of the trade that we’d like to share with you.

1. Research before you look.

Start early and decide what features you most want to have in a home and if those features fit your budget. Think about your previous homes and make a list of features you liked and features you’d rather live without.

2. Be realistic.

Be picky, but realistic in your expectations. Use your list of priorities as a guide to evaluate each property.

3. Get your finances in order.

Review your finances with your lender. Discuss all of your options. Don’t forget your 401K or other investments as a possible resource for down payment or closing costs.

4. Don’t ask too many people for opinions.

Everyone will quickly become a real estate expert when you tell them you are looking for a new home. Select one or two people to turn to if you feel you need a second opinion, but be ready to make the final decision that fits your needs and your life.

5. Think long term.

Are you looking for a starter house with plans to move up in a few years, or do you hope to stay in this home for a longer period? This decision may dictate what type of home you’ll buy as well as the type of mortgage terms that will best suit you.

6. Insist on a home inspection.

We always recommend a home inspection performed by a licensed, qualified inspector. We also recommend a Home Warranty covering at least one year from the date of purchase.

7. Get help from a Full-Time, Dedicated REALTOR®.

Frequent communication and education is critical to success.

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