It is the American dream to own your own piece of real estate that you can call home. However you will find that once you start looking for a new home it is a big task. Below I will go over a few tips to help you find the right piece of real estate.
The first tip is to first determine how much you can spend on a piece of property. Many banks and mortgage companies will pre approve you for financing and will generally tell you how much home you can afford based on your debt to income ratio or DTI.
Once you know how much you are able to spend on a property you should find a good Realtor. A good Realtor will be able to filter properties quickly that fit your criteria and will also act on your behalf during the transaction. There are many questions that come up when buying real estate and a good Realtor is worth their weight in gold when it comes to answering these questions.
The next step is to pick the property. Make sure to look at many and make notes on each one listing the things that you like and do not like about them. This will help narrow your search down.
Once you have found your top three properties look into things such as distance to schools, shopping and other necessitates. Noting is worse than discovering your kids school is 10 miles away after you close on the house!
Talk to some of the people that live in the area and ask them how they like it and if there are any problems that occur like flooding or crime. These again are great things to know before you spend money on real estate.
As you can see buying real estate is not hard but it is a big event in most people lives. So make sure to take it slow and secure the help of real estate professionals.