It’s important to know what you want in a home, but it’s also important to know what you don’t want. As a first time home buyer understanding what you can afford is key, if you can afford a $50,000 or $500,000 home, get pre-approved for a loan. As a first time home buyer factor in your boundaries and educate yourself can alleviate the stress and anxieties about making a home purchase.
You should create a list of your needs, wants, and remind yourself of your priorities. Keep the checklist handy and make sure the home you’re looking at is right for you. Here are some tips to follow when house hunting:
- Neighborhoods-Check the surrounding area and find information on-Schools, Grocery Stores, Commute to work, and crime rate.
- Additional Fees-Ask about average monthly bills. Are there monthly neighborhood or club house fees? How much is insurance and property tax? Is there a fee for garbage removal?
When browsing a home, make sure you take notice of all the details; good and bad. Make sure you express to your real estate professional what items on your checklist that you will not negotiate on. If you need any help or have questions on how you can purchase a home, give us a call today at (661) 615-9001.