most things in life, there's a hard way and an easy way
to go about choosing your new home. House-hunting can be
exciting and frustrating. It's a major life decision which
can cause anxiety. Here are a few hints
that can help shorten the search and make it more enjoyable.
As always, consult the agent referred to you by YOUR
AGENT CONNECTION for more tips specific to your needs.
Figure out what you want - this sounds easy but can be difficult.
Put together a house-hunting
checklist to help decide what's important, what's
a luxury and what is of no value to you.
Get pre-approved for a mortgage - often potential buyers
will fall in love with a house, only to find they can't
afford it. A pre-approved mortgage will let you know for
sure which houses are in your price range. YOUR AGENT
CONNECTION offers a free service to help you find
brokers and lenders who meet your needs.
If possible, scout the area - you know it's all about
location. Find out where the best schools are. Figure
out how long it will take to get to the office. The agent
referred by YOUR AGENT CONNECTION will be of great
value in helping you determine the best location for your
Take notes - you may see ten homes in one day. After a
few days, they all run together. It's just like school,
takes notes to help you remember special details so you
can differentiate between houses when it comes time to
make a choice.
ready to get comfortable - you are about to spend much
of your day on your feet. Wear clothes and shoes which
will make it easy for you to look at as many houses as
Enjoy - the process can be fun. Let YOUR AGENT CONNECTION
guide you through the process. You'll be comfortable
with your decision.