TIPS IN BUYING THE RIGHT HOUSE AS THE YEAR STARTS

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Real Estate Agent with Solid Source Realty

TIPS IN BUYING THE RIGHT HOUSE AS THE YEAR STARTS

Another year has passed, and the new year has arrived. For many home buyers, purchasing a home is the ultimate way to start a life, especially if they want things to get better for their families.

The following are some tips in buying the right home at the right price this New Year:

  • Get to know the new tax bill first. According to the 2017 Tax Bill that concerns financial considerations in purchasing a home, there is already an increase in the conforming loan limit. You should check out these changes, just in case they concern the month in which you plan to purchase a home.

  • Be pre-approved. A pre-approval letter can make a difference in purchasing your new home. Some home sellers want that letter before they accept an offer. This is how competitive house buying has become. The pre-approval letter should qualify your offer. If the offer is good enough, you will get the home that you want.

  • You should limit making new purchases with your credit card. Lessen the use of your credit cards and keep yourself from buying very expensive things. Doing so can help improve your credit score. If your credit score is approved, you could get a better rate for your home loan.

  • Be patient with your search. It takes time to find the right home that suits your wants and needs. There maybe homes you could lose because your bid was not good enough, but there will be more possible homes ahead. Do not lose hope. There will always be new listings and new land developments.

  • Review your savings. After studying everything related to home buying, make sure you prepare for the financial part of the home buying process. You should have your down payment ready. If you don’t have enough, you should add more to your savings.

  • Be flexible when talking to sellers. Be competitive by addressing the needs of the seller. You can ask the agent what day the home seller prefers to close the deal. This is a consideration when there are other buyers like you. If you are more accommodating to your seller, you will be more appealing.

  • Explore online and offline. Make time to visit the neighborhood where your possible new home is located. This may take weeks or even months, but if you are all set, it could just take days before you choose the house you truly want. You can arrange tours in advance, so you don’t waste time wondering which house you could check out when you get there.

Always be positive in your search for your next home this New Year. It is indeed the start of a better life and all that it needs is a fitting nest in which to put your feet up.

Cliff Johnson

Solid Source Realty

(678)495-6050

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Cliff J , Real Estate Agent in Stone Mountain Georgia, Certified First Time Home Buyer

www.stonemountaingeorgiahomes.com  

(678)495-6050

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Happy New Year to you too Amanda!  Have a profitable 2019 Surrounded by friends and loved ones! 

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