Finding the right home can spark feelings of relief, excitement, and anxiety all at once. Once you know a home is the right fit, many of our clients want to act fast. However, first-time homebuyers are often unfamiliar with the process and don't know how to go about making an offer. Luckily, our REALTORS® are here to help.
There are lots of steps to making an offer, many of which you should start prior to home shopping. If you just discovered your perfect home, here is how to approach crafting the right offer:
So you've made it all the way through the home buying process, and the closing is finally behind you. Congratulations! Now you have one more step: moving into your brand-new home.
Moving can be hectic, even under the best of circumstances. Coordinating so many different tasks can be tricky. However, Our REALTORS® have found that careful planning and preparation are the keys to managing the chaos. If you're getting ready to move into your new home, here is a quick list of mistakes you'll want to avoid during the process:
A house is one of life's biggest expenses, and the idea of saving up for one can be daunting. Figuring out how much to save in the first place can be a challenge too. In addition to a monthly mortgage payment, closing on a home requires buyers to bring a significant amount of funding to the table.
The keys to a new home are among the best presents you can put under the tree this holiday season. While many people put their search for a home on hold over the holidays, the fact is that this is one of the best times to purchase property. As you think over your options, our REALTORS® want you to consider the following five advantages of shopping for a home over the holidays.
Buying a new home comes with a lot of details, but one of the most important is getting homeowners insurance that covers your home, your family, and your possessions. Getting the right insurance coverage can be challenging, but our REALTORS® know just what you'll need and how to get what you need. Here's our guide to homeowner insurance:
One of the best pieces of advice our REALTORS® can offer about buying a home is to determine your budget before you start looking. Understanding what you can afford will narrow your search, and keep you from falling head-over-heels for a house that's outside your price range.
But it's easy to misunderstand what your price range truly is. Buying a home comes with costs that aren't necessarily reflected in the asking price alone. So keep an eye out for these additional homeownership costs, and don't let them trip you up!