Have a plan when buying your first home – that’s the moral of this story – and take all the time ‘you need’!
This article points out several important tips but 1 in particular stands out. Number 3 says ‘Find a no-pressure agent’. And I agree 100%. When an agent has your interest in mind, there will be no ‘pressure’. As a matter of fact, many times I find myself encouraging home buyers to take their time to make sure they are making an offer on the house they ‘really’ want.
Buyers typically ‘know’ when they’ve found just the right house!
It’s never too soon to start planning ahead if you hope to buy your first home within the next year.
That’s the key message that real estate and mortgage brokers say prospective first-time homebuyers should take away from any preliminary thoughts or discussions about buying.
1. Find out how much you can borrow
2. Decide where you want to live
3. Find a no-pressure agent
4. Tap hidden housing market
5. Research homes online