Are you thinking of house hunting, but just haven’t taken the first step? Now is a great time to buy a home – and there’s still time to be in that house before the fall! By following our advice below, you could be well on your way to that perfect new place to call your own.
- Contact a REALTOR® as Soon as Possible
Having a REALTOR® to help you while house hunting on a timeline is key. When you find the house of your dreams, you want to be able to move quickly. You can find one of our real estate agents on our website.
- Establish Your Needs and Wants
Before you start house hunting, you should create a list of features you absolutely need in your new home, the features you want in a new home, and the features that would be nice, but not required. This will help you to evaluate homes and will give your agent guidance as they find potential properties for you.
- Set Up a Home Search
In order to buy the home, you have to find a home! Of course, your agent will find properties and help suggest areas that may have homes with your needed and wanted features. You can also search homes on multiple different platforms, but for the most real-time accurate home listings, try our Property Watch feature.
- Determine Your Financing Options
When you find your dream home, you want to have your financial decisions ready to go to help the offer and acceptance process go smoothly. A seller will often evaluate offers for their home based on several factors, but one of those is the ability of the buyer to have proper financing if needed. Your REALTOR® can help put you in touch with several qualified mortgage providers.
- Stay Positive and Get Excited!
Be prepared to work with your agent side by side as you search for the perfect home. When you are homebuying with a specific timeline in mind, it can get frustrating at times, but your REALTOR® will help guide you through the process to get your homeownership goals accomplished! Remember – you are so close. So don’t forget to spend some time dreaming about everything you’ll do in your new home!