If you would like to buy a home in 2018 read these tips.
Step # 1. Check your bank accounts . Determine the amount of cash you have to buy a home.
Step # 2. talk to a lender and get pre qualified.
Step # 3. Sit down with all the people who will be living in the house and make a list of things that you must have in the house and a list of things that you wish you can have if you can afford it but can live without if it is not affordable. Decide on the town that you would like to live in or the school district.
Do you have to live close to your job ?
Do you need some special school programs for your kids?
Do you want to live close to your family ?
AMENITIES in the house and neighborhood.
Make a must have and will be nice to have wish list .
This is a very important step because you can get a mortgage for a certain amount and if you have too many items on the must have list or have champagne taste on a beer budget you will never buy a home. At some point you will have to be realistic.
You will find that you may find more items on your wish list in some towns and that some towns are more expensive. You may have to choose based on where you want to live.