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What to Do Before Starting the Home Buying Process

Buying a home is one of the biggest and most exciting accomplishments of a person’s life! While this process can be a long and stressful process, other than finding the right real estate agent to help, making sure you and your finances are ready to buy a home is just as important! Understanding the ins and outs of the home buying process will empower you to make the best decisions for your family!

 

Things to think about before taking any steps towards buying your new home:

“Is now a good time to buy a home?”

“When is a good time to buy a home?”

“Am I ready for this commitment?”

 

Understanding exactly why you want to buy a home and knowing you are ready mentally, physically, and financially, can be the biggest decision of the whole process and ultimately the most important one!

Here are some steps in what to do before officially making an offer on a home:

  1. Know why you want to buy a home
  2. Find the right time to buy a home depending on the housing market
  3. Ensure your credit score is as high as you can get it
  4. Create a housing budget depending on your income and other finances
  5. Start saving money for a down payment on a home
  6. Shop for a good mortgage
  7. Find a trustworthy real estate agent
  8. Tour multiple homes
  9. Consider all your options and compare the pros and cons of each
  10. Go with what your heart tells you
  11. If nothing feels right, keep searching until you find the perfect home

 

Finding the perfect real estate agent to guide you along the entire process is the key to success in the home buying process! Your real estate agent can help educate you on what to look for in a home, the obvious and the not so obvious.

Other than finding the right locations, the perfect acreage, minimum number of bedroom and bathrooms needed and within your budget, a real estate agent, like the team at Brandon Cain, will ensure you are buying a well-constructed home that is in good shape and well worth your time and money!

 

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