Are you ready
to go hunting for the elusive "Dream Home"? Below are a
few tips to get you going in the right direction. As always I am available as
your guide. Let me know if I can help, RandyO
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Get pre-qualified. A lot of
sellers will not let you do a walk through until they are sure you are
capable of buying. This is always a good first step as it also tells you how
much house to look for.
When agent shopping find an
agent you are comfortable and let them do the work. He/she is the
professional. You wouldn't hire a plumber to watch you fix the sink. Let
your agent earn their keep.
Be loyal to your agent. If you
see a for sale by owner or listing by another company, let your agent know.
They can still help you work the best deal for you.
Decide what your "must haves"
and "would be nice" things are prior to looking. It will save time in the
Bring a camera when doing a walk
through. Once you have looked a several houses it is almost impossible to
remember one house. One picture can sometimes jog your memory.
Bring a pad of paper and pencil
when walking through a house. By taking notes it will make it way easier to
remember which house had the nice deck or areas needing repair.
Time how far to work, school,
church or any other daily runs. With the price of gas it pays to stay as
close as possible to those areas.
Check property taxes. The time
to find out about taxes is before you buy, not after you own. Depending on
how long the previous owner lived there property taxes could double or even
triple once a new owner purchases.
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