Home Buying Advice

5 Simple Things You Need To Know To Make The Home Buying Process Easier

In reality, there are only 5 things you need to know and do to make your home buying experience as simple as possible.


Get pre-approved for your loan.

Get pre-approved in the amount you're able and willing to borrow.  With this pre-approval, you are in a strong position to buy a home when you're ready -- rather than finding your dream home and finding out you can't afford it or you've lost it to another buyer who was ready with their pre-approval.

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Decide to buy a home.

That sounds reasonable, right?  Yet, so many of us are really 'just looking' rather than seriously considering changing the location of our home.  Why is it that you want a new home?  Has your lifestyle changed enough to warrant this type of investment?  Until you identify your needs and your wants, you'll find it very difficult to find the home that's right for you.

Get The Home You Want! What Is It That You Want?

When building or buying a home, it helps to decide just exactly what you NEED and what you WANT.  Once you have a price in mind, then start looking.  If you do it the other way around, you can end up falling in love with a house that you can't afford and none in your price range will compare.

Location, Location, Location

Don't you wonder why people always ask about location first?  Well, it is the one thing you cannot change about the house after you buy it.  However, there are things besides the neighborhood that you need to consider.  Things like lot size -- do you really want 5 acres, or is it worth it to be that far from nosy neighbors.