If you are in the market for a new house, you probably can already tell that this is a stressful process and it is not one that happens over night.
Thankfully, we are here to ensure that you are going to have the smoothest process possible for this transition in your life easier.
The first thing you are going to want to do is contact a Realtor, you can find one by googling local agents in your near by area.
When they contact you, they are going to ask what houses you have seen on the market that have captured your attention, so, you are going to want to start looking around before you make that call.
They are also going to ask what your price limit is and what you do for a living as well as if you are planning on paying in cash or if you need the agent to start putting together mortgage platforms so you guys can look them over and see what option fits best for your situation.
Once all of this information is hashed out, the agent will then ask you when you are ready to go to an open house, for those of you who do not know, this is were the agent takes you to the property and shows you around the house, neighborhood and you disclose to the agent what you dislike and what you like.
It is important to be as honest as possible during this time to help the agent better pinpoint perfect houses that match your needs, do not feel guilty about being too picky, after all, this is a house that you are wanting to spend the rest of your life in and they are getting paid a good amount to do this work.
Once you have picked out the house, the realtor will then do all the paper work and get everything ready to get you into your new house, this could take anywhere from three days to two weeks depending on the type of loan you are trying to get and how fast the browker works.
When you are buying your dream house, it is important to remember that you can take your time when you are searching and not to settle on the first house that comes to mind. In fact, you should make it a point to never rush when buying a home, even when you think you’ve found a great deal. The competitive real estate market can often cloud people’s judgments, so even if you are ready to pull the trigger, take some time to discuss with close friends and family if this is really want you want to do.
Some people find that it is easier to go with a house that is under foreclosure, because they are able to pay for most of them in cash for more than sixty percent lower than their set budget, giving them plenty of wiggle room when it comes to doing remodeling to their new home.
Whatever path you decide to walk down, having the perfect Realtor will make the situation ten times easier, doing plenty of research on them prior to making the first phone call will give you an idea of what to expect when you are going to be working with them down this road.
Buying your dream house can be a fun and memorable experience the most important thing on your part to remember is, even if it feels like you are never going to find the perfect house, I promise you will, whatever you do, do not settle out of frustration!