How to Buy the Right Home, Quickly

May 17, 2022

You’re in a rush.  You have just three weeks to find and buy the right home.  Whoa!  How are you going to make that happen?

Don’t stress.  Here are some tips that will help:

  • Get a pre-approved mortgage. With this document, you’ll know exactly what you can afford.  A seller will take your offer-to-purchase more seriously, too.
  • Make a wish list. Be clear about what you want in a home.  Two bedrooms or three?  A finished basement?  A large kitchen?  A spacious backyard?  If you know what you want, you’ll be able to quickly zero in on the right homes.
  • Be flexible. You may have a wish list, but to find a home quickly you’ll also need to be flexible.  Think about what you absolutely must have in a new home.
  • Location matters. Generally, buying a less than ideal home in a great community is better than purchasing the perfect home in a bad area.  So, create a list of communities you’ll consider.