Your home inspection is one of the most important parts of purchasing a house. We’ve just gone over finding a home inspector; now it’s time to focus on the home inspection itself. What do you inspect for? The typical home inspection is for the structure (aka the house), wood destroying insects and radon. You should… Read more »
You’ve found a home you love so you make an offer. The house you want has a crowd of buyers. There are multiple offers along with yours. Most likely many of these offers are similar to yours. So how can you win this bidding war?
Be prepared as much as you can so the home buying process is fun and as stress free as possible. This is the theme of all of my articles on buying a home. Get a home inspector now and begin to learn about inspections before you find your home is the right way to go.
Real estate agents are not attorneys; we can’t help you with this. This is why you need an attorney to buy a home. Only your attorney can make sure that the contract protects your interests.
Learning the home buying process early on puts you in control and eliminates unnecessary stress.
The bottom line is that while the internet has information, when buying a home the right mortgage banker is essential.
The best place to start is with a banker who insists on a full pre-approval.
So the answer to the annual question of Should I wait until spring? is No. My advice is to keep looking. I know holidays are hectic but go out and look a few times over the next 7 weeks. You might just catch more of a bargain at the end of this year than you will in April or May
Over the course of many years you’ll find that a 2 family home is a fabulous addition to your investment portfolio.
An explanation of the TRID mortgage process for home buyers