Home Buying Tips October 10, 2018

Home Buying Tips: Location & Research

Home Buying Tips: When your are buying a home, there are several things to consider

Tip #1:  Consider Location!  Location will likely play a major factor in your decision to buy. A house is more than simply a shelter — it’s offers a lifestyle. That’s why it’s essential to ensure it fits you and your family. Assess the nearby location by considering the overall neighborhood atmosphere, as well as researching local schools, shopping options, things to do in the area and more.

Tip # 2: Do your research! When buying a home — especially for the first time — there is no such things as “too many” questions. It’s your real estate agent’s job to help you, so seek his or her assistance whenever you are feeling confused or need clarification on a particular topic.

Tip #3:  In addition to the down payment, it’s important to consider that you will likely have closing costs. Although in some circumstances the seller will assist with these expenses, you will still most likely have certain costs to cover such as appraisal fees, inspection fees, escrow fees, title insurance and more. Keep this in mind as you craft your home buying budget.