Buying A Home
Understand What You Are Looking For Before You Start
Understand the type of home that suits your needs and wants. Do you prefer a new or existing home? What type of home do you prefer? A ranch or a two-story home? If you’re leaning toward a fixer-upper, are you truly handy, or will you need to budget for contractors? There are a lot of questions you need to ask before you start looking.
Get Your Finances in Order
Your top priority should be to line up your financing and set aside a down payment before deciding on buying a house. Talk with a lender and find out what loan programs will work for your particular situation. You need to know how much you can afford and how much you will need to purchase a home. Contact me today to talk with one of our preferred lenders who can answer all of your financing questions and get you pre-qualified for a mortgage loan today.
Work With a REALTOR®
Ask people you trust for referrals to a real estate professional they trust. Interview agents to determine which have expertise in the neighborhoods and type of homes you’re interested in. Because homebuying triggers many emotions, consider whether an agent’s style meshes with your personality.
Check whether agents are REALTORS®, which means they’re members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. NAR has been a champion of homeownership rights for more than a century. As a member of the Austin Board of Association, I am also a proud member of the Texas Association of Realtors and NAR!