Choosing your real estate professional is, perhaps, the most important decision you will make when buying property. We believe the more you look around, the more you will see the value of working with us.
However, no matter whom you choose, these simple tips will help you find and purchase the home of your dreams more quickly and efficiently. If you're a first-time buyer you can find more information here.
Before you shop:
Be a smart consumer. Learn the financing basics. Know how to shop for a home loan that's right for you.
Get pre-approved. This takes very little time and lets you know the price range that fits your lifestyle.
Know what you want. The last thing you need is to close a deal and realize you bought a house you don't want. Ask yourself what you're looking for in a home, before you shop. Think about size, commute time and necessary repairs.
Keep your debt load to a minimum. Don't make major purchases or incur any additional debt until after your purchase. Pay down credit cards and don't apply for new ones. Remember, financial institutions evaluate your financial situation on your gross monthly income. Your total monthly house costs should not exceed 28 percent of your gross monthly income.
Be prepared to view new properties quickly. Sometimes homes sell quickly, so be ready to make fast decisions. Be accessible to change the terms.
Have instant access to your agent. Instant communication can mean the difference in purchasing the property of your choice.
Before you buy:
Submit a strong competitive offer.
Include a substantial earnest money deposit. Sometimes offers are accepted based on the amount of the deposit.
Try to minimize the number of contingencies. Fewer contingencies mean a stronger offer.
Hire an inspector. A professional building inspector or appraiser will make sure the house of your choice is in satisfactory condition.
Check zoning regulations and covenants. Good residential neighborhoods will be zoned to keep out commercial and industrial users. Read any restrictive covenants and make sure they fit your lifestyle.
Request an updated property survey. Be sure it clearly marks boundaries. Check for problems.
Make sure you know what stays or goes.
Your contract should be very specific about which items (appliances, etc) are included in the sale.
Get agreements in writing. Make certain verbal agreements are written into the final contract to avoid any stressful and expensive issues later.
5 Acres with a perfect mixture of woods & meadows that is affordable priced. Enjoy the sites and sounds of Swiftwater Creek as it meanders along the east property line. D...
Listing courtesy of Sea-Port Realty.
PERFECT & RARE townhouse/condo located in Cottage Creek – turn key ready! 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath- 1196 sq ft.—Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, kitchen w/ breakfast bar, 2 ...
Listing courtesy of John L. Scott, Inc..
Lake Easter waterfront! Spacious 3 bed, 2.5 bath townhome is very nicely updated w/new kitchen: cabinets, quartz counters, new stainless steel applainces (w/warranty). 2....
Listing courtesy of James & Associates R.E. Inc..
Bright & Spacious 3 Bed/3.5 Bath Townhome with an Open Floor Plan. Hard to find a Home like this that offers 3 Master Bedroom Suites with individually attached Baths for...
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Rlty Bellevue.
AMAZING log home on 38+ acre equestrian estate w/ gated entry. Excellent touches throughout this custom home. Just a few of the highlights are the chef's kitchen, radiant...
Listing courtesy of The Cascade Team.
The database information herein is provided from and copyrighted by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS). NWMLS data may not be reproduced or redistributed and is only for people viewing this site. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. All properties are subject to prior sale or withdrawal. All rights are reserved by copyright. DMCA information