Make Sure You’re Ready
Few joys can match the pride of owning a home, but the responsibility can also come with sacrifices—from the financial commitment to the required care and maintenance. You’ll want to be sure both fit within your current or preferred lifestyle.
Is your bank account ready? Check it twice.
Buying a home is likely the most significant and largest purchase of your life. Do it right with the help of a REALTOR® and avoid regretting taking on more than you should. It’s ideal to have saved up some money and manage any debt. In a couple of steps, you can determine how much you can afford. Your Realtor can assist in helping you get a pre-approval, or as a very first step, show you how to use an online mortgage calculator.
Is right now a good time to buy?
Markets go up, markets go down and even the most informed experts can’t accurately predict when a market will peak or bottom out. If you’re buying a home as a long-term investment (and for long-term enjoyment), you should be protected from short-term changes in the market. Instead, focus on picking a home that meets your and your family’s needs.
Once you’ve decided you’re ready to buy, your Realtor can guide you through the entire process so you can purchase with confidence and protection.