Ten Steps to buying a house this year.Step 3. Make your wish list

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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.

LOCATION. 

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.

 

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Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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Terry Records
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Hi Gita Bantwal 

Thanks, your series of steps make great reading.

 

Apr 22, 2018 10:35 AM #7
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Hi Gita- what an excellent idea for a series of posts!  Sitting down and making a wish and must-have list is very important before you get started. 

Apr 22, 2018 04:46 PM #8
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Gita Bantwal
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Brian, I agree . They should be realistic.

Apr 22, 2018 06:12 PM #9
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Gita Bantwal
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Sheila, thank you 

Apr 22, 2018 06:12 PM #10
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Kristin, thank you 

Apr 22, 2018 06:12 PM #11
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Amanda, I hope they will read this.

Apr 22, 2018 06:13 PM #12
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Gita Bantwal
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Joan, thank you for reading

Apr 22, 2018 06:13 PM #13
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Roy, thank you 

Apr 22, 2018 06:14 PM #14
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Terry, thank you for reding

Apr 22, 2018 06:14 PM #15
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Kathy, thank you 

Apr 22, 2018 06:14 PM #16
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Nice series, Gita. These are such helpful posts. Have a  good week.

Apr 22, 2018 06:47 PM #17
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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The wish list...and the reality list....sometmes not the same !

Apr 23, 2018 03:33 AM #18
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Gita Bantwal
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Debbie, thank you. Have a good day.

Apr 23, 2018 03:51 AM #19
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Gita Bantwal
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Sally, I agree.

Apr 23, 2018 03:51 AM #20
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Gabe Sanders
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Thanks, Gita.  This is good advice for anyone considering a purchase of a home in the near future.

Apr 23, 2018 04:46 AM #21
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Gita Bantwal
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Gabe, I hope they will read it

Apr 23, 2018 05:17 AM #22
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
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Interesting Facts, Your blog post should attract more readers to Phili. Keep writing and Good Luck!

Apr 26, 2018 06:14 PM #24
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Gita Bantwal
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Thomas, thank you 

Apr 27, 2018 03:51 AM #25
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Gita, Yes everyone needs to be on the same page about what they are looking for in a new home.  Good advice.

Apr 27, 2018 02:29 PM #26
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Gloria, thank you for reading

Apr 28, 2018 02:56 AM #27
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