Surely, you might have come across many stories with people buying a house without a professional inspection has been done and then find hell lot of issues with the place and house.
You really need to play smart while purchasing a property. Will show you how to do that without much effort:
- Set a Budget and Stick to it!
This first step is very important. Do not look at houses outside your budget range. Go by the plan. Don’t just keep the mortgage payments every month in mind but also be honest about your style of living. You need to calculate your total spendings of the month and setup a budget for home. There’s nothing worse than being house poor because you weren’t honest about your spending habits.
- Don’t be Afraid to Say NO
A house is an emotional purchase, since it’s where you’ll be living, raising your children and making a home for yourself. But it’s crucial to keep emotions out of the equation as much as possible. You should love your house, but you should love it because it’s in good condition and because the numbers work. Always get a home inspection and if you can’t afford it (or the work it requires), walk away!
- See each and every house carefully!
Everyone looks for home online and go through all the virtual tours to get the maximum knowledge of the home. But what you see online is not always right. Some may have bad or no pictures but the house and neighborhood may be just perfect for you according to your budget, so just go and have a look at it! You never know you might turn lucky and get the best deal as not many people would approach it due to poor pictures online.
- Take it as a long-term investment
Before you decide upon your real estate purchase, question yourself what is the purpose of this property in next 5-10 years? Depending on your mortgage, you have to lock in for a certain number of years, and it is suggested to think of an alternative if you plan to move in less than 5 years.
- Have a Personal Support
Always take advice from a professional real estate agent who well knows about your personal and financial situation. For additional help, you might take advice from a mortgage specialist and lawyer. But what many people forget is to have a personal support system in place when they go house hunting. You should not forget to take advice from the people close to you who will help you not to get carried way easily.
For any advice on real estate purchase in Cape Coral, Sarasota and surrounding places, contact Pay It Forward Realty: Melissa@ucanpayitforward.com.