Buying A Home? Want To Be A Happy Homeowner? 4 Tips You Need To Know!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

 

4 TIPS TO BEING A HAPPY HOMEOWNER

So you're out searching for your dream home.... but how do you make sure that once you've found what you believe is your dream home that you'll be a happy homeowner after you've bought it? Most everyone is happy the day they close on their new home and move-in... but how do you make sure you stay happy once you've lived in the home for a while?

 

Here are four tips to help you during your home search to ensure that you'll be a happy homeowner after you've closed on your home:

 

  1. Make sure you are buying the right size home. A big percentage of buyers feel they purchased the wrong-sized home after they'vc closed.

  2. Do your research up-front on the neighborhood. You don't want to find out after you've purchased your home that the neighborhood is not quite "your cup of tea."

  3. Select your lender carefully. The right lender with the right loan products is as important to the purchase of a home as is the right real estate agent.

  4. Be prepared financially for the costs of homeownership, especially if you're a first-time buyer and haven't been through the planning and budgeting process before.

 

And, of course, be sure to work with an experienced Realtor®. The right agent will make all the difference in the world in helping you identify the right homes, as well as with helping you with all four of these tips to becoming a happy homeowner. 5 Benefits Of Hiring A Real Estate Professional When Buying Your Home.

 

4 Tips To Being A Happy Homeowner

 

 

 

 

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Comments (40)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina nothing is a guarantee, but your chances are really good at being a happy homeowner if those four steps are followed.

Jul 20, 2018 02:51 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Great tips that sure can make a difference Nina Hollander 

Jul 20, 2018 03:27 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Yes Nina, Work with an experienced and reliable Realtor, and in Charlotte and the surround areas...that would be you!

Jul 20, 2018 03:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nina- excellent tips for anyone considering buying a home! The key is to hire an excellent agent that can guide them through the process...like You!

Jul 20, 2018 04:43 PM
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Very good tips.  So many first time buyers see only the glitz and glamour.

Jul 20, 2018 05:00 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

#1 work with the right Realtor and then the rest will fall in place is my two cents:))Endre

Jul 20, 2018 10:04 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Those are four very good points that you make for buyers considering home ownership, anywhere in the United States....

Jul 20, 2018 11:04 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... amazing how often when I meet with people who purchased their home with another agent and are now looking to sell how often they comment on the issue of not having thought through size really well and their disappointment in their lender.

Jul 21, 2018 03:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, hi Paul.. absolutely... this is not a local issue and it's an evergreen issue, as well.

Jul 21, 2018 03:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. hi Endre... I won't disagree, but I've already written any number of  posts about why to work with the right agent, so wanted to put a slightly different spin on the issue to get people's attention.

Jul 21, 2018 03:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

William Feela no doubt... there is a huge learning curve for first-time buyers and too often  see them not being all that well served by their agent and/or lender. Takes a lot of patience.

Jul 21, 2018 03:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib thanks, Kathy! No doubt the right agent goes a long way to making the home buying process better.

Jul 21, 2018 03:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 thanks, Sheila and Larry. I spend a lot of time with buyers making sure they've addressed all four of these issues ahead of time, especially when they are first-time buyers. And I refer only those lenders who will work with them the same way.

Jul 21, 2018 03:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Scott Godzyk hi Scott...  often it's little things that make a difference between making the right decision and the not-so-right decision when buying a home.

Jul 21, 2018 03:55 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

My first question to the buyers

"What city"?

Second

"Purpose of purchase"? 

Great post, Nina. Thank you.

Jul 21, 2018 07:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Evelina Tsigelnitskaya hi Evelina... thank you.  I think my first question more often than not is "why are you buying right now?" I want to know if they have to buy or just want to buy... motivation is always important.

Jul 21, 2018 07:16 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Thank you for including #3 ... choice of lender ... in your post, Nina Hollander.  With so much at stake emotionally, mentally, physically and financially, the choice of Lender can be a gamechanger.  Simply, thank you again ...

Gene 

Jul 22, 2018 10:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi hi Gene... you're very welcome! The right (or wrong) lender definitely can be a game changer... I've had to "rescue" more than one cient and refer them to a better lender than the one they started with.

Jul 22, 2018 02:00 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

When nearly half of homebuyers say that the home wasn't the right size for them, we really need to focus on buyer education. Mapping out wants and needs is so important before you make a huge purchase.

Jul 24, 2018 05:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl I get that, Wayne and Jean Marie... but I've come across many a buyer who's worked with other agents in the past who was not "educated" in the least about the buying process and how to make choices.

Jul 25, 2018 05:50 AM

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