Tips for Home Buyers

Buying a home should be easy, right?  You go to the Internet, put in your search criteria, get a list of homes, and pick one.  Poof – you’re done!

If only it were that easy.  A lot of time and even emotions come into play when you’re house hunting.  Here are a few quick tips on what you can do to help make your home search a bit easier.  (These tips are an excerpt from Before You Buy Your First Home – Tips for a First-time Home Buyer from http://www.About.com.)

How to Rate Inventory:

  • Bring a digital camera and begin each series of photos with a close-up of the house number to identify where each group of home photos start and end.
  • Take copious notes of unusual features, colors and design elements.
  • Pay attention to the home’s surroundings. What is next door? Do 2-story homes tower over your single story?
  • Do you like the location? Is it near a park or a power plant?
  • Immediately after leaving, rate each home on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest.

And finally, view your top choices a second time before buying your first – or next – home.

 

Here’s a handy printout for you.  It may help you realize the complexity of the home-buying process & motivate you to select a Realtor for guidance.

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Posted on June 15, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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