So, you’re getting your life in order. Your student loans are being paid, you have a well-paying job, your bank account is growing, and it just seems good. You’ve been considering buying a new home, but you have no idea where to even start. Whether you’re looking for a home builder nantucket or you want to get something that’s already ready to go, you want to consider these tips when purchasing a home.
Make a “needs list.” Do you not want your home to be that obnoxious yellow that your neighbor just painted their house? Does your house have to have a dining room, or 2 bathrooms, or a big backyard? Do you have other things that your house must or must not have? Make sure you write these down, and stick to them. Also make sure to mark which of these items are debatable and which are concrete.
Don’t feel rushed. Professionals estimate that most homebuyers just don’t want to ‘waste the time’ searching for a home and decide on a home between two days and two weeks on average. Take the time to look and evaluate homes. It may be tedious, but you’ll hopefully be living in your home for a long time. Another important tip: Bring a camera. You can see a lot of homes in a day, some real estate agents showing 10 homes to clients in a day.
Lastly, always look again. Have a couple of houses you really like? Go back again. A house is a huge investment, and your real estate agent will understand if you want to look over a couple properties again. In the end, it is your decision, and for you to make a snap decision after only looking once may end up costing you in the end.