Purchasing a home is an exciting life milestone and is a huge decision with so many factors to consider. Finding the right property can be a challenge. What may seem like a good fit now may not be the best choice for your family in the long run. You need professional guidance and The Clark/Cullen Group is here to help.
Here are our 5 best tips when buying a home:
Neighborhood – Do your research before looking at homes in neighborhoods that are not a right fit for you. Look into school districts, local parks, neighbors, conveniences or whatever is important to you. Consider the length of your commute to work so that you can maximize the amount of time you have to spend doing the things you enjoy.
Space – Children in your plans? How many kids do you have or want to have? Simple things like sharing a bathroom or closet space can become a hassle in the long run. Families with small children might want to look into an open-concept floor plan for safety reasons. A designated playroom might be a smart idea for your family, or maybe you’d prefer a certain style of home? List out what your priorities are before making the move. The Clark/Cullen Group can assist you with this list.
Affordability – Now that you know what you’re looking for, the next step is figuring out what type of home you can afford. A review of your income, savings, monthly expenses and debt will be necessary. The Clark/Cullen Group has access to mortgage brokers who can review your current state and determine the amount you are qualified for.
Offer – Once we have found you an ideal house, it’s time to get started with the financial and contractual side of the purchase. Let your CENTURY 21®Clark/Cullen Group real estate professional guide you through this process. Multiple offers on the same home can happen, so you may only get one chance to make an offer that the seller will consider. That’s why it’s important to think carefully about your strategy. The Clark/Cullen Group will present the offer and negotiate on your behalf.
Inspection – Once you’ve made an offer, The Clark/Cullen Group can recommend a professional home inspector to give the house a standard inspection and make sure that it is a safe home for your family.
We can answer all your questions about the home buying process. Contact The Clark/Cullen Group today and we would love to help guide you through the process of becoming a home owner. Buying a home is a huge investment, wouldn’t it be nice to have a Team behind you?