9 House Hunting Tips That Can Assist In Getting Everything You Need

Dated: 01/16/2018

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  1. TAKE A LOT OF PICTURES of both, the interior and exterior of the home (especially any spacial features you want to remember).  This will make it much easier when you are comparing homes later and making a final decision.

  2. KNOW YOUR BUDGET before looking at homes or applying for a mortgage you need to know how much home you can comfortably afford.  When calculating , make sure you research all the involved costs of buying such as the down payment, insurance, property taxes, closing costs and money for additional expenses

  3. BRING A FRIEND or family member. They can offer a second option, another set of eyes, and lend their expertise.

  4. THINK ABOUT PROXIMITY to work, school or other locations you frequent, to make sure your new home is in a convenient area.

  5. CHOOSE A NEIGHBORHOOD Think of the amenities and characteristics you need your new community to have. Once you choose an area. get all the statistical info about the neighborhood such as local schools. crime stats and access to local shops.

  6. USE A REALTOR Getting help from a professional agent can alleviate stress from finding a home. They will offer their expertise and make finding your new home a quicker and more efficient process.

  7. LOOK FOR HIDDEN PROBLEMS and possible defects that the seller hasn’t disclosed. Is there a rug or piece of furniture located in an odd place?  There is a good possibility that its hiding a problem with the floor. Check all areas of the home as thoroughly as possible during tour home inspection to avoid any surprises after closing.

  8. NEEDS AND WANTS Prioritize your list of wants and needs and communicate these items to your Realtor prior to viewing any homes.

  9. KNOW ALL ADDITIONAL COSTS such as home inspection fees, survey costs, taxes, HOA/Condo fees and property taxes.

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Ever since Susy Thomas began Route 56 Realty, every buyer and seller has successfully closed escrow. For buyers, she easily cooperates with other agents, partners with effective loan officers, and ne....

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