Be fully prepared to buy a house. Have a REALTOR® on your team.
Home buying can be a daunting and complex process, which is why you should always have the help of a REALTOR® at your side. Remember, a REALTOR® works for you and is there to look after your best interests. Take a few minutes and see some of the ways a REALTOR® can help you succeed with the biggest purchase of your life.
1. Make sure you’re ready to buy
If you’re thinking of buying a home, you’ve come to the right place. This website can fully prepare you for the home-buying process. Before we jump right in, you have to make sure that it’s the right time for you to buy. A REALTOR® can help take care of the rest.
Are you ready? Be sureFew joys can match the pride of owning the roof over your head, but you will have to make some sacrifices. There’s the obvious financial responsibility, but your home will also require constant care. That’s what real pride of ownership is all about.
Is your bank account ready? Check it twiceYour first home will be the biggest financial obligation you’ve ever faced, so do it right with the help of a REALTOR® and avoid regretting taking on more than you should. It is ideal to have saved up some money and manage any ongoing debts. In a couple steps, you can determine how much you can afford.
Is right now a good time to buy?Markets go up, markets go down and even the smartest experts can’t accurately predict when a market will peak or bottom out. If you’re buying a home as a long-term investment (and for long-term enjoyment), you should be protected from short-term changes in the market. Pick a home that meets the needs of you and your family. Then you’ll enjoy living in your investment as it grows in value.
This merely step one of the process. I will get more into detail about some of the next steps such as where do you want to live, fees involved in the transaction such as land transfer tax, and more in my next posts.