Buying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make. Being organized and in control will contribute significantly to getting the best home deal possible with the least amount of stress. It’s important to anticipate the steps required to successfully achieve your housing goal and to build a plan of action that gets you there.
Before you can build a plan of action, take the time to lay the groundwork for your decision-making process.
First, ask yourself how much you can afford to pay for a home. If you’re not sure on the price range, find a lender and get pre-approved. Pre-approval will let you know how much you can afford, allowing you to look for homes in your price range. Getting pre-approved also helps you to alleviate some of the anxieties that come with home buying. You know exactly what you qualify for and at what rate, you know how large your monthly mortgage payments will be, and you know how much you will have for a down payment. Once you are pre-approved, you avoid the frustration of finding homes that you think are perfect, but are not in your price range.
Second, ask yourself where you want to live and what the best location for you and/or your family is. Things to consider:
convenience for all family members
proximity to work, school
crime rate of neighborhood
types of homes in neighborhood, for example condos, town homes, co-ops, newly constructed homes etc.
"Cami has been the most customer service oriented realtor I have ever dealt with. In the last 20 years, I have personally bought and sold 6 different properties in 4 different cities and she is hands down the best realtor we have worked with.
In the future, I will recommend to anyone in the San Luis Obispo area to utilize Cami's services due to her endless commitment to her customers."Jennifer
Suzie is a phenomenal person and realtor. She was always there to hold my hand throughout every step from the purchase of my home to the sale. I cannot recommend Suzie enough. Thank you Suzie for caring about me and my family!M Butz