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Smart Buyers are The Happiest Homeowners
Smart Buyers make the Happiest Homeowners! Buying a home is one of the largest investments most people make. Statically, it is one of the top 3 stressful events in anyone's life. But, don't let that depress you - be excited about your decision to buy a home. Gather as much information as possible to educate yourself about real estate in Gainesville, and Alachua County. Knowledge is Power!
I give all my buying clients a pamphlet that is titled "10 Deadly Mistakes buyers make when purchasing a Home". I want all my clients to avoid these 10 Deadly Mistakes. Here is my advice to anyone beginning their search for a home.
Make a connection with a Realtor that is committed to YOUR needs before, during, and after your home purchase. Use a Buyers' Agent to represent your interests. Shop and Find a Lender. Get Pre-Qualified so you know your "Price Range". Lenders may qualify you for a price that is higher than what you want to spend in your monthly budget. Know the total costs of your purchase. Once you have a lender, and a Price Range, get an estimate of closing costs. This includes lender fees, taxes, homeowner dues, insurance, and pro-rated ... more
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