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Ready to Buy a Home in Greenville?

If you are a Greenville home buyer and think you are ready to buy, consider the following questions to see if you are prepared to purchase a home.

Am I ready to stay put?
Buying a home is a big process. If you find yourself moving frequently and if you can predict that you might not stay put, now might not be the time to buy a home.

Is my credit clean?
Since there’s a good chance you’ll need to get a mortgage to buy a Greenville home, take the time to be sure your credit history is as clean as possible. A couple months before you begin looking for Greenville homes, get copies of your credit report. Make sure the facts are correct, and fix any errors or problems you might find.

Have I been pre-approved yet?
Before searching for homes in the area, it is best to save the energy by finding homes you really can afford. This will prepare you to make a serious offer when the right house comes along. Pre-approval from a Greenville lender is based on credit history, income and any debt you may have. Get pre-approved first!

Have I met with my agent to do a market analysis?
Make the effort to do a market analysis with your Greenville Real Estate Agent. They will have access to the MLS in the area, and access to county records to see what price range other homes have been selling for over the last few months. This is important so that you are prepared to make a good offer on a home in Greenville, according to sales of similar homes.

Keep in mind that getting a home inspection and working with an area professional are also important steps to finding the right home. Look to buy in an area with a good school district. If the time comes to sell the home you have purchased, this will be a very valuable asset. Call or email me today to help you find the perfect home in Greenville!

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