It's easy to get frustrated in today's housing market. Inventory is tight, and finding the right home can feel like a challenge. But that's no reason to give up on your dream of finding a home that's just right for you.
Things to do to get you started:
1. Figure out your budget
2. Decide on the essential features you need in your new home.Compile your wish list:
What type of home interests you? (Single family, townhouse, condo, duplex)
Are schools a factor?
Do you need to be close to public transportation?
How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need? How many do you want?
What other interior features are important to you? (Separate family room, formal dining room, home office, etc.)
What about exterior features? Have you considered a garage, yard size, patio/deck, hot tub, view, or waterfront
Are there any special features you are looking for in a home?
3. Connect with a bank or a lender to get a pre-approval letter.This tells the Seller that you are serious; have been vetted by a lender and can afford the price you offered.These days, most Sellers request a Buyer to submit their pre-approval letter with their offer, especially in this competitive market.
Most buyers will spend between 8 to 11 weeks searching for a new home. It can take some time to find the right house in the right area for the right price. And then you have to submit a competitive offer and negotiate the terms of the deal. Without the guidance from the right agent, things can get very frustrating and negotiations can fall apart.
If you want more details on home buying or you would like to begin your search, get in touch with me, I'm happy to help. I can set you up for listing alerts that can help you keep track of new properties that come on the market that meet your criteria. Also you can check out info on my website, plug in your desired zip code and get the facts and market trends in that location !
Let the search begin !!