The House That Knocks Your Sox Off

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Look For A House That Knocks Your Sox Off.

When you're looking for a new house, it is important to be sure that you can afford it. Before you start looking, you should get pre-qualified and know your financial limits. Find an agent and a lender who can understand your requirements and preferences. While getting as much house as you want is important, avoiding falling in love with a property beyond your means is equally important.


We often receive requests from potential buyers to view houses they have found on advertisements, yard signs, or online, but they haven't yet met with a lender or real estate agent. As a result, they have no idea whether they're qualified to make a purchase. By asking the right questions, we can help these buyers.


So, always remember that you should find a house that knocks your socks off, but be sure you can afford to replace them.

And if you want to find that home

Call Margaret Rome

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Margaret Rome
HomeRome Realty

Baltimore, Maryland

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Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Great post, Margaret!

Apr 28, 2024 03:59 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


Good to see you Michael Elliott 

Apr 28, 2024 07:33 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


So true Miss Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 back in the days when I worked with buyers, they would say "Oh it won't be a problem.  I can afford this house. The payment is less than what I pay for rent." 

If only it were that easy. 

Apr 28, 2024 07:52 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  It is lovely to see you, and I appreciate your comment, "If only it were that easy!"


Apr 28, 2024 07:59 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

It's been years since I've had somebody say oh 'that isn't a problem' when it came to being qualified to buy a house!  I do remember it happening and always wondered what planet they lived on Margaret!!

Apr 28, 2024 10:48 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Anna "Banana" Kruchten, Before showing a house, I send all callers to a lender. There are many who cannot qualify!

Apr 28, 2024 01:31 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret this is very good and wise advice, but unfortunately I know of Realtors that show homes to Buyers who have not be been pre-qualified for financing.

Apr 28, 2024 12:02 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Hey George Souto 

Agents visit my listings with buyers who are not qualified. One said they don't need to know their finances until they find a house they like. 

Apr 28, 2024 01:48 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Sage advise from a professional licensed real estate agent.  Emotions often lead and leave cognitive, logic thinking in the dust.

Apr 28, 2024 12:25 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Leanne Smith What a good comment...''Emotions often lead and leave cognitive logic thinking in the dust.''

Apr 28, 2024 02:01 PM