Tips for Buying a House in the Spring Market

By Lillian Montalto

Spring is officially here; the real estate
market bustling with new listings and open houses. If you are planning on buying
a home, here are some tips that will make your house-hunting experience positive
and productive.

Finding the right real estate agent that will work with
you is an important first step in the home buying process. This is an important
endeavor, and as such, you want to make sure that your personality is compatible
with that of your agent. Since you will be working closely on making significant
decisions, having an agent who thoroughly understands your goals is paramount.
Here are some tips for finding the perfect agent:

The next step is to ensure sure you do your
research to find the right community for you and your needs. Deciding what type
of neighborhood you want to live in is crucial; rural, suburban, or the city?
Check out what the surrounding area offers, see what the downtown is like. Is it
filled with coffee shops, grocery stores, banks, schools? Learning about the
neighborhood of where you are looking to purchase a home is almost as important
as picking the home you want to purchase. Here are some tips to help you make
the best decision with regard to the neighborhood:

When you have found
a property you are interested in, ask any and every question you can think of;
no question is too big or too small. You want to make sure that there are no
surprises after you close the deal and are ready to move in. Property damage
repair, renovations, electrical/heating systems, and foundation are only a few
of the areas you should inquire about. Here are some of the very important
questions you should always ask:

House hunting can
be a lot of fun, if you've done your homework. Work with a qualified agent and
remember to ask the right questions! With more and more people entering the
market, and inventory scarce, it's important to act quickly. These tips can help
save you time and ultimately get you into your dream home more quickly rapidly.
Happy Hunting!



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