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4 Home Buying Prep Tips For Future Home Owners
Dated: August 31 2016
How do you prep to buy a home? Do you go online and start researching all the best prices in you're area? Do you calculate how much of down payment you have to make?
Stop Right now.
Chances are that most of you're prep will go to waste! It's difficult and tedious to buy a home, I'm not sure if you have prepared mentally for the stresses that come with home ownership. It is no cake walk I tell you.
I personally don't own a home but seeing my girlfriend go through the whole process herself (instead of a house it was a loft) was kind of nerve racking. Having to go through middlemen, constant contact with lawyers, traveling to see the homes etc. It's a bit of a hardship people.
Arm yourself with the proper knowledge before hitting the housing market, you have been warned.
You might be up in arms trying to find the perfect home and avid about discovering the right price also but you're forgetting logistics. Are you foregoing a smaller home that endless community amenities? Parks, public transportation and quick downtown city access.
These are what you should look for especially if you're younger. Nobody wants to commute 40 minutes every morning to work , its just not feasible.
Research the area that you want to live in and do you have kids? Take into account how far school might be as well. Are there nearby bus stops? Can you over look taking bit longer to find parking for benefit of having everything nearby?
Not enough down payment
I've mentioned this a few times but seriously its because people forget and are in severe rushes to buy homes.
Yes, more mortgages are being given to people for about 5% down payments. Think about how about how long you'll be paying for that home by only putting 5% down.
You're setting yourself up for utter failure with this strategy. Put down whatever 20% of the house is.
Side note: If you were interested in much a larger property somewhere over $700,000 , the sellers won't even give you an appointment if you don't put have at least $14,000 (20% of $700,000)
Online or In Person
Nowadays, its quite easy to go online and buy a house and yes people are buying homes on the internet. But what drove this craze? Most people wouldn't be caught dead buying a home without seeing it in person. What about the person coming from another state who can't afford the travel costs to see the home? That's why we have online brokers.
Realtors get commission for the sale of the home and that could be a cost that you can save by not having to do Deal with any real estate agents.
Sometimes find the best home just requires a little patience from your part. They say if you wait long enough then destiny will eventually give you better hand to play.
Take up meditation for better mindset, you'll be Dealing with real estate agents and lawyers , back and forth communication , maybe a seller gets cold feet last minute etc., the possibilities for things to go NOT your war can happen. It’s up to you to prepare for such events.
Calm the mind , there's an article we have explaining mediation in depth Meditation Will Improve You're Home Buying Decisions.
Responsibility is key when it comes to making a big choice like where to buy a home and how big a home you should buy. Don't forget other things like whether a home is in tip top shape or of how high can you expect the utilities and other bills to rise.
Peace of mind is more important, don't wrap yourself up in a Deal without knowing all the possible information that’s offered.