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Few tips on buying a house

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart

Buying a house is emotional and exciting at the same time.  Potential buyers have to closely look for a house that meets both the price and the desired location before making the final decision.  Often, home buyers go through problems after the purchase because they did not go through the correct steps in the inspection period.

If you are a first time homebuyer, you should opt to gather as much information as possible.  Since this is a big step for you, you should ask yourself a few questions, including why you want to move, what are your desired housing styles, what is the price range you can afford, whether your finances are good for the purchase and whether you should deal directly with the seller or contact a Realtor.  If you do not know much about real estate with the changing market condition and new laws enacted every now and then, it is better to seek the help of a Realtor to manage your purchase and guide you all the way.

If you are looking for loans to finance your home, critically compare the options you have taking into consideration the different fees included. You should evaluate your options and choose the best deal.  One other thing to consider is to have the property inspected by a professional home inspector before making the final decision, otherwise you might end up spending a huge amount of money on repairs after the purchase.

Marnie Matarese
Showing you the best of Sarasota!

Excellent advice and one of the most important factors in searching for a home is to leave the fan club behind.  A home is a personal choice and don't let yourself be distracted by family and friends.

Apr 02, 2013 04:41 AM
Sherri Pinneo
HomeSmart - Surprise, AZ
West Valley Specialist

I agree Marnie!  I have taken clients out to look at property and their entire family came with them, including children. It is definetly more difficult!

Apr 05, 2013 12:55 AM