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8 Tips for Finding the Right Home (And #1 Might Surprise You!)
One mistake that potential buyers make is going house hunting without any sort of plan. Some will set off on this journey without knowing what they want, what they need, or what they can afford. We have compiled a list of 8 tips to help you answer those questions to make sure you buy the right home for you!
Talk to Yourself
Ok, don't start ACTUALLY talking to yourself but understand what type of home will suit you. Would you like a new home or will an existing one work for you? Single or multi-story? Would you be able to handle a fixer-upper?
Do some homework
After deciding what you want in a home, take that list and figure out what are necessities and which features are not deal breakers. Figure out a few different neighborhoods where you would like to live! Find out commute time, schools, crime, style, etc. for each neighborhood. Plug what you want into an online real estate search like here or here. Get a good feel for the prices that are coming up and get rid of some of the properties you don't want.
Sort out your finances
As a rule of thumb, you can usually afford a home ... more
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