Love Where You Live ....................Licensed in MA & NH
Buying a house can be stressful – it can even be one of the most stressful undertakings in a person’s life. But, after months of searching, near misses, waiting, and disappointment, the stress of the process is suddenly replaced with joy once you find your dream home.
To maximize the fun of your home search, and minimize the insanity and stress, there are a few steps you can take upfront before you start.
Figure out your home budget before you start
Get pre-approved for a mortgage in that budget before you even look
Work with a trusted real estate agent who is an expert at finding the perfect home for you and often has insider information to help you with your search
Once you start looking, stick to your list of must-haves
Read about the home buying process to be as knowledgeable as possible
Be objective in your assessment of possible homes – leave your emotions at the front door
Ask a trusted friend to evaluate the possibilities with you
Know that if you don’t get your first choice house, there are always other houses out there that will suit your needs
Overall, get good at being patient and waiting. The home buying process is not quick. All good things come to those who wait – and being a home buyer will make you an expert at waiting. Your reward? The home of your dreams.