The Journey to Homeownership: Part 3 – Finding a Home

The Journey to Homeownership: Part 3 – Finding a Home

Find your dream home in 4 simple steps  Using these tips will make finding your dream home easy.

You have made it past the first stops on the journey to your new home; determining your homebuying budget.

Now it’s time to start the fun part: looking for your new home!

Step 1: Pick the best real estate Agent

Together with your lender, the real estate agent is a vital player in your homebuying strategy. Begin by asking trusted friends, family, and colleagues for any referrals – as an industry professional with decades for experience and knowledge I’d love the opportunity to provide you with the names of trusted, competent real estate agents of whom I have firsthand knowledge of their ability – either way, you will want to talk to a few agents before deciding on the one for you.

Step 2: Choose the right Home

Purchasing a new home can sometimes be a stress filled undertaking. Coming up with a listing of features you can categorized as: “must haves”, “would like to haves”, and “don’t wants” will help uou remain focused when you are checking out possible new homes.

Step 3: Submit your Offer

Your real estate agent or lawyer will draft an arrangement that lays out the terms and conditions for the sale. During a seller’s market, you might get a counteroffer, and the buyer’s agent may negotiate as your representative.

Step 4: Obtain a Home Inspection

A home inspection is a comprehensive evaluation of the home, from foundation to rooftop, that evaluates the home’s general condition along with required repairs. Although it is an added expense, a home inspection is strongly recommended. The inspector will be searching for specific things like leaky roofs, termite damage, and structural concerns.