In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.
If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have in your new home. Many new homebuyers fantasize about the amenities that they see on television or Pinterest, and start looking at the countless homes listed for sale through rose-colored glasses.
Do you really need that farmhouse sink in the kitchen in order to be happy with your home choice? Would a two-car garage be a convenience or a necessity? Could the ‘man cave’ of your dreams be a future renovation project instead of a make-or-break right now?
The first step in your home buying process should be to get pre-approved for your mortgage. This allows you to know your budget before you fall in love with a home that is way outside of it.
The next step is to list all the features of a home that you would like, and to qualify them as follows:
Having this list fleshed out before starting your search will save you time and frustration, while also letting your agent know what features are most important to you before starting to show you houses in your desired area.
About Rick Thompson
Rick Thompson is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Premier Realty and specializes in listing, marketing and selling homes in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada. Rick has a reputation for friendliness, honesty and a strong work ethic and is committed to achieving his clients' real estate goals. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, please call 702-755-6032 or email Rick.Thompson@cbvegas.com.
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