Buying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make. Being organized and in control will contribute significantly to getting the best home deal possible with the least amount of stress. It’s important to anticipate the steps required to successfully achieve your housing goal and to build a plan of action that gets you there.
Before you can build a plan of action, take the time to lay the groundwork for your decision-making process.
First, ask yourself how much you can afford to pay for a home. If you’re not sure on the price range, find a lender and get pre-approved. Pre-approval will let you know how much you can afford, allowing you to look for homes in your price range. Getting pre-approved also helps you to alleviate some of the anxieties that come with home buying. You know exactly what you qualify for and at what rate, you know how large your monthly mortgage payments will be, and you know how much you will have for a down payment. Once you are pre-approved, you avoid the frustration of finding homes that you think are perfect, but are not in your price range.
Second, ask yourself where you want to live and what the best location for you and/or your family is. Things to consider:
convenience for all family members
proximity to work, school
crime rate of neighborhood
types of homes in neighborhood, for example condos, town homes, co-ops, newly constructed homes etc.
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Mark is awesome....from the moment we met him he showed interest, knowledge, expertise, and care for selling our home. He always answered his cell phone and responded immediately to my every whim. I was not an easy client as I had a not-so-great experience with another real estate broker. But Mark always made me feel important and came through on his every promise. And he sold our house within DAYS of listing it. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone wishing to buy or sell property. He is the absolute best. AND he has a nice sense of humor to top it off!zuser20140514114037531
Mark was honest!! Mark was referred to me after a bad experience with another realtor. From the first day, I saw that he was there to help me find a home that was right for me and not how much commission he could make from the sale. He was knowledgeable and available. He made me feel like I was his only client. Because of his negotiation skills and his responsiveness, I got my BEAUTIFUL house that many buyers were competing for. I give him 6 star.
PS.. He got a good sense of humor!Ms.veronie