Do You Know What You Want?
Even if your not a first time home buyer you still need to ask yourself why you want to buy. Whatever your answer, the more you know about the real estate marketplace, the more likely you are to effectively define your goals. It may be helpful to go over these questions then discuss them when you meet with your realtor: Are you planning to move to a new community due to a lifestyle change or is buying an option not a requirement? What would you like in terms of real estate that you do not have now? Do you have a purchasing time frame?
Why should you use a realtor?
It may seem easy at first but when looking at homes no two homes are the same. Homes differ and so do contract terms, financing options, inspection requirements and closing cost. No two transactions are the same either. In the chaos of buying a home it makes sense to work with professionals who know the community and much more. What should you expect from your realtor? Once you select an agent you will want to establish a proper business relationship. Your agent will explain the options available, describe how they typically work with their clients and will provide your with complete agency disclosures as required in your state. Once hired, your agent will provide you with information detailing the current market conditions, financing options and negotiating issues that might apply to your situation. During your time in the marketplace your agent will keep you informed, updated, and alert you to through each step of the transaction process.
What Kind of Loan Should You Get?
There are alot of different loans available from a variety of lenders, but in general, the mortgage you choose will likely be determined by at least some of these key factors: How much down? How’s your credit? Are you a first time buyer? To obtain a loan you must complete a written loan application and provide supporting documentation. After you are approved and have chosen a home your real estate agent will help with the transaction process and in no time you will be a proud home owner!
These and many more important factors are involved in your new home transaction, let your agent help take the load off your shoulders. For all your real estate needs please feel free to contact me. [email protected]