Buying your first home can be overwhelming and be the most complicated purchase you will ever make. That is why it's crucial to avoid these top rookie mistakes:
1. Not getting pre-approved for a loan before looking at properties. If you find the home of your dreams and you don't have a pre-approval you could lose it at soon as you found it. When an offer is submitted to a seller it must be accompanied by a pre-approval letter (or proof of funds if you are lucky enough to be paying cash). It can take up to five days to get a pre-approval so chances are if that home is a desired property, it will be sold before you get the pre-approval. Plus you don't want to be looking at $200,000 homes if you can only afford a $150,000 home.
2. Not saving enough money. The down payment is just the beginning. Even if you are getting a zero down or low down mortgage and the sellers are paying your closing costs, you still need money saved up to buy home. Have you considered the cost of moving? furniture? window coverings? what if the furnace goes out in three months? You have to be prepared! You don't want to be in a position where you have to choose between groceries or fixing your house.
3. Not getting a home inspection. This is my personal favorite. Home inspections are a must! You don't want to move into a home to find out the walls are hollow because a million carpenter ants have been munching on the studs for months. Moving is costly enough! You don't want to have to do major repairs right after you move in or live with pesky critters crawling across your quilt at night.
If you have questions about getting pre-qualified or about homes for sale in Mohave County give Nest Egg Realty a call at 928-715-7677 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep an eye out for my next blog...Getting a Home Warranty.
Author:David Watson Phone: 928-263-7248 Dated: October 4th 2017 Views: 357 About David: I am a long time resident of the Kingman area (almost 40 yrs) and have met many great people along t...
I am a long time resident of the Kingman area (almost 40 yrs) and have met many great people along the way. I grew up in this town that I proudly call home and have seen this community grow to what it is now. I know that it takes a huge commitment to decide to move to a new home and being able to have faith in the folks helping you along the way is crucial. I have a wonderful family of my own and know that having a home is more than just having a residence to live in, it's a place that makes you happy to be in and to share quality time with family and friends. My goal is to provide you the best in customer service and make your home buying experience as fun and fulfilling as it should be.
As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to assist you in all of your real estate needs. Here is just some of the things I can help you with:
Finding Your Next Home
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Consult on Home Selling Tactics
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