Tuesday, October 16, 2018

First Time Homebuyers: 4 Things You Should Do When Starting Your House HUNT

Buying a home can be difficult if you don’t know where to start, especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of 4 things you should do when you‘re starting your first house HUNT.

Gather your paperwork. One of the most important things you must do is get pre-approved for your mortgage, so both you and your agent understand what the price range is for your home search. Gathering all the required paperwork for your mortgage pre-approval is crucial. This can also make it easier to apply for your mortgage when the time comes.

Choose your agent wisely. Who you select as your agent can have a huge impact on your home buying experience. Your agent will represent you in the transaction, so make sure they are a good fit. Your agent should be familiar with your local market. Your agent should also be attentive and available. No two agents are the same, so make sure you enlist the help of someone who knows your wants and needs.

Explore the communities you are interested in living in. What are you looking for in your future community? Make sure you ask yourself the important questions. What school district would you like to be in? Are you near shops and restaurants or would you prefer a more rural setting? Do you want a large yard or no yard?

Decide your home renovation skill level. We love a good home renovation show, but HGTV isn’t always the reality. While home renovation TV shows glamorize home improvement projects, the reality can be time-consuming and incredibly expensive. If you’re looking for a project, make sure you’re realistic about your skills and your budget.

At HUNT Real Estate, our sales professionals will help you every step of the way. Are you embarking on your house HUNT? Reach out to one of our real estate professionals today!