Don’t Pay Too Much

Don’t Pay Too Much

Some Tips and Tricks

You don’t want to pay too much for your new home, do you?  That’s obvious, isn’t it?  The thing is, there are many things that you can do to ensure that you get the right price on your new home.  Some are obvious, and some are not.

Of course, before you decide to make an offer on a new home, you do make sure that this home that you’re about to make an offer on will meet your needs, both now and in the future.  If this purchase is to be a short-term purchase, you’ll want to review your financing options and make sure that you’re using the correct type of loan for a shorter time period.

Anything you can do during a real estate transaction to lessen the amount of stress on, you would be a good thing, wouldn’t it?  Well, the first thing you should do is get pre-qualified on a loan.  Having the knowledge that you are prequalified in and of itself will cause your stress level to go down.  Be sure that you ask your loan officer to get your prequalification letter in writing.   You will want this letter so that you are able to prove to potential sellers that you are able to buy their house, and buy it now.  sellers are more likely to jump on prequalified customer than they are someone who may or may not be able to afford their home.  Even though you know in your heart that you can afford the home, being able to prove it objectively will certainly give you much more consideration in the seller’s mind.

There are even some special bank programs that will provide you with a home shopping financial instrument similar to a check.  if you don’t already have a mortgage company that you are working with, please let us know and we’ll be glad to find the right lender for you.

Budget Appropriately

Being able to spell out and quantify exactly your needs for your new house, as well as your wants, will help you control costs.  By having a list of exactly what you need, you can find the low end of your price range.    You can then take your list of wants, and expand your search up towards the higher end of your price range.  What too many people do is go blindly into the home buying process, not knowing exactly what they want or need.  They fall in love with a home and realize it is significantly more expensive than what they can actually afford.  By doing yourself a favor of knowing exactly what you want and need, you will be able to buy exactly the home that you can afford with the most amenities available in that price range.

All of the things that we have talked about in this article, and all the other articles in this series, are things that we go over with all of our buyer clients.  If you are looking for a buyer’s agent, who really cares about you and your unique situation, please give us the opportunity to earn your business, and let us make you a client for life!

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