Windermere Real Estate/Key Realty
Windermere Real Estate/Key Realty

Guide to Buying a Home: Beginning the process

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Organization is the key to finding the home you want while spending the least amount of time and energy.

Find out how much house you can afford. Do this before you go house-hunting. I can refer you to a loan offcer who can help you determine how much of a down payment you can a?ord, along with a monthly payment you can handle. (To help determine how much house you can afford, see pages 6-7 of this booklet.)

Make a list of everything you want in a home. Is a master suite important? How many bathrooms? What about closet space? Do you need a yard for the kids and pets to play in? How about a fireplace or a bay window? Do you prefer a rambler or a multiple-story house?

Are schools or access to public transportation important? Separate the essentials from the items you could do without and put them on the ďAĒ list. Prioritize the rest of the items into a second and third list in order of importance. Weíll then go over the lists so that Iím very clear on what you want and need in your home.

Keep good notes as we look at homes. After a while, it becomes diffcult to remember which features belong to which home. I can provide you with a form and rating system to help you compare homes. Some buyers make audio tapes as they go along.

When selecting a home, look beyond cosmetics. Make sure the home is in good physical condition and that you understand the cost of repairs. For more information on how to assess the homeís condition, refer to the ďHome inspectionsĒ information on page 10 of this booklet.

Look at additional homes, even if you love the first one you see. Many times, it takes looking at several homes before you find the one that is really right for you.

As your Windermere agent, Iíll check with you regularly, even if you havenít found a house that suits your needs. Keeping in contact with you allows us to establish a good rapport, and helps me learn how to help you e?ectively. Iíll continue to be on the lookout for homes that suit your needs.

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