5 Tips for Buying a Home

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Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.

Get Qualified FIRST!

Start by getting a full picture of your credit. If you already have a lender in mind or you need help picking one out, get the loan process started. Get pre-approved for the loan that best meets your needs and price range. This will put you in a better position to make a serious offer when you do find the right house. Call Bob the Realtor at 505-480-9065 to get the process started.

Only Look At Homes In Your Price Range!

Now that you’ve met with your lender and calculated a price range, start looking at homes! THIS IS THE FUN PART! Looking for a home is truly a fun and exciting time. Just think in the near future you’ll be moving in to your wonderful new home! Only look at homes in your price range! Don’t break your own heart by looking at homes out of your price range. It’s a waste of time for you and a disservice to the seller.

Hire a professional.

While the Internet gives buyers unprecedented access to home listings and resources, many aspects of the buying process require a level of expertise you can’t pick up from surfing the web. That’s why you’re better off using Bob Enterline than going it alone. Bob has over thirty years of full-time real estate experience and can help you with negotiations, title work, inspections, repairs and the mountain of other things which may, and usually do, pop up during the home ownership process.

Do Your Homework.

Before making a bid, Bob will supply you with the important research to determine the value of homes in the neighborhood. You’ll be able to make an offer that’s reasonable, but also realistic. Otherwise, you may end up ticking off the seller and destroying your chances of owning the home you most want. Once your offer is accepted, now the real work begins. Title work, home inspection, termite inspection and dry rot inspection are just a few of the numerous inspections at you disposal. What the inspections discover and

Think Long Term.

Two bedrooms? Maybe three? At least four? If you have two children and you’re pregnant with other, you shouldn’t make an offer on a one bathroom home unless renovations are in your near future. Need a yard? Bob will help you find the perfect home for your long term needs and wants. Don’t settle. Give Bob the Realtor at call at 505-480-9065 and get the wonderful memories started today!