Buying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make. Being organized and in control will contribute significantly to getting the best home deal possible with the least amount of stress. It’s important to anticipate the steps required to successfully achieve your housing goal and to build a plan of action that gets you there.
Before you can build a plan of action, take the time to lay the groundwork for your decision-making process.
First, ask yourself how much you can afford to pay for a home. If you’re not sure on the price range, find a lender and get pre-approved. Pre-approval will let you know how much you can afford, allowing you to look for homes in your price range. Getting pre-approved also helps you to alleviate some of the anxieties that come with home buying. You know exactly what you qualify for and at what rate, you know how large your monthly mortgage payments will be, and you know how much you will have for a down payment. Once you are pre-approved, you avoid the frustration of finding homes that you think are perfect, but are not in your price range.
Second, ask yourself where you want to live and what the best location for you and/or your family is. Things to consider:
convenience for all family members
proximity to work, school
crime rate of neighborhood
types of homes in neighborhood, for example condos, town homes, co-ops, newly constructed homes etc.
The Kevin Crozier Team has great staff, and Natasha was fabulous! Jake (June 2019)
Amanda and the Team did a great job at keeping all things moving, even when we were out of town.Erin and John (June 2019)
Amanda represented us really well. It felt good to have her on our side.Katie (May 2019)
Amanda and Natasha are amazing and get the job done! They are efficient, wonderful professionals and great communicators. We didn't think being homeowners could be in our near future but they changed that in such an amazing way.Jacob & Carleigh (March 2019)
Kevin and his team did an excellent job of helping us sell our home. After having a couple of contracts fall through due to inspections, they continued to work hard until we had a good offer and a contract that went through to Closing. Yeah!! I would recommend them highly. They will work hard for you.Roxanne (January 2019)