Have You Decided it is Time to Buy a Home? Here are three basic ideas to keep in mind while thinking about buying your dream house:
Choose A Real Estate Agent You Want to Work Closely With – If you want to be actively involved in finding your dream home, choose a real estate agent who keeps clients updated during the process. A good Realtor will listen to clients’ feedback and redirect their search for property accordingly. It is important with this choice to be sure they are a fit for YOU, that they have YOUR best interests in mind the entire journey.
Check Out Multiple Neighborhoods – You might think you know an area, but keep your mind open. Some of the best housing deals are in areas that are becoming more popular but remain “kept secrets,” which also allows you to get in on something that will likely increase in value. Your real estate agent will probably have some listings that seem like long shots to you or aren’t smack in the locale you’d decided on, but don’t let your mind close to possibility: let them show you what they’ve got.
It’s an Investment – What might seem like a statement of the obvious actually can’t be stressed enough. It’s so easy to lose sight of what’s mainly important here, i.e., for you to purchase a home you’re going to love living in that will also at least maintain its value over a decade or more.
Keep your eye on the prize and don’t let anyone box you into a corner. Specific individual constraints aside, if you can’t find a house that suits you from the “dream homes” you get shown, it’s not the end of the world: just keep looking. There’s always plenty more residential real estate out there.
Is this your first experience in purchasing residential real estate? Well, you’re not alone: statistics tell us that first time home buyers comprise nearly half of the entire buying pool. Typically, first-time buyers average about 30 years old, while second-timers are in their early 50’s, making the approximate time most people spend in that first home around twelve years.
It’s also documented that people are more willing to consider changing the desired size of their home before they’ll compromise their proximity to the best school systems, so first time home buyers are generally looking at residential real estate with the idea of starting families. Let us help you find the right place and make the process as easy as possible for you.
There are many aspects to the process when you buy a home here are a list of things to expect:
- Find your realtor
- Finding a home you want to buy
- Getting pre-qualified for a Loan
- Making an Offer
- Potential Counter Offer
- Offer Acceptance
- Opening Escrow
- Home inspections
- Reports/Request for Repairs/Renegotiating
- Home Appraisal
- Final Loan Approval
- Signing final purchase papers/closing documents
- Getting the Keys to Your New Home
If you choose to work with us here at Legends Real Estate Group, together we will discuss and determine what you would like to do, taking into consideration all of the details involved and after presenting you with the potential options proceed how you decide. We are here to help you each step of the way.
Are you ready to start searching for your future home? View homes for sale in El Dorado, Folsom, Granite Bay, Lincoln,Loomis, Newcastle, Roseville, and Rocklin. If you would like to find out more about how to prepare for the home buying process, contact Legends Real Estate Group today!