Let's Go House-Hunting!
Considering making a move? The beauty of today's technology is that you can shop for houses right from your kitchen table, whilst sipping a frothy coffee drink like above! :-)
Seriously, there are several first steps you should take to prepare to look for a new house such as:
1. Connect with a professional, experienced Realtor, who will guide you through the process in a stress-free manner.
2. Get pre-approved with a lender, who will look at your income, debt and credit history, then provide you with a pre-approval letter at a purchase price for which you are qualified.
3. Then the fun starts! Do your research. Make a list of the top priorities you'd like to have in your next home then spend some time online and driving neighborhoods to see if your wish-list is realistic and to get a sense of how the market is moving. Your Realtor will send you listings that fit the criteria you've described and you soon get a sense of whether you can obtain everything you want or maybe you'll narrow your "must-have's" to just one or two items.
If you'd like to have an easy way to search for homes, go here: MLS Homes For Sale and you can search by price, location, schools district, rambler or 2 level, etc. Questions? Give me a call, email or text!