When shopping for your dream home, it is crucial to have your priorities listed out before embarking on your search. Spending the extra time upfront will save you headaches and heartbreaks down the road.
When determining what you need versus want, your first step should be getting pre-approved for your mortgage. This provides you with a clear budget and makes sure that you don’t fall in love with a home that is out of your price range.
The next step is to create a lists of your needs and wants. Once you have a list, the most important step of this process is figuring out why your needs are needs and why your wants are wants.
For example, you might think you need a three-car garage because you need the extra space for storage, but a basement or attic storage space would work just as well. Thinking that you need a three-car garage is problematic because your agent will search for houses with that feature and will often times raise your overall price point.
Homes are flying off the shelf in our area. Having a list will help you and your agent move quickly to secure the home of your dreams.Contact us at 1.866.441.1776 or firstname.lastname@example.org to be put in touch with a local, trusted expert!