Buying a Home

Tips for Buying a Home

For many people, purchasing a home is one of the most important life decisions. Not only is it a significant and long-term financial obligation; you are setting the foundation for family, neighbors, friends, school systems and other quality of life decisions.

We have further developed a number of helpful tips for buyers. Please download, read and contact us if you have any further questions.

Report #1: HOMEBUYERS: How To Avoid Costly Mistakes!
Report #2: Saving Thousands When You Buy Your Home!
Report #3: Want to Buy A Home With Zero Down?
Report #4: How To Have A Smooth Home Purchase!
Report #5: Benefits Of Owning Your Own Home
Report #6: After The Contract Is Signed, The Next Steps
Report #7: How To Find Out What is in Your Credit Report
Report #8: The Best Way To Get A Mortgage
Report #9: Want To Know What A BUYER’s Agent is?
Report #10: How To Achieve The No-Stress Move!

Karen Frymyer's tips for buying home will provide additional knowledge and resources. Click to download.

The choices, options, cost range and needed expertise can be overwhelming. To ensure you make the right choice, you might consider hiring an industry professional – one who is trained, experienced and knows the area you are interested in including:

  • Neighborhoods, schools
  • Market and local environmental conditions that you can trust to assist you with your financing options
  • Connections to mortgage specialist that can trust to assist you with your financing options
  • Technology and multiple resources that give you an advantage in finding your dream home

Tips to help you get organized:

  • Your credit score affects your ability to purchase a home including your final monthly mortgage. Pull a credit report on yourself and review it. If you find any errors, take steps to correct them.
  • Get to know the community you are interested in. Visit the neighborhoods, review the newspapers, visit the schools, etc.
  • Visit open houses on the weekend. It doesn’t cost anything to look, and looking at a few different homes might give you ideas for things you’d like in a house but haven’t considered.
  • Don’t incur any additional debt. Pay down your credit cards, and don’t apply for new ones. Don’t make any major purchases on credit; buy the furniture or car later.
  • Connect with realtors in your area and talk to them to understand how they can help you find the home you are looking for. Here are a few basic things to consider:
    • How long has the realty company been actively selling homes in the community you are interested in?
    • Do they have a positive track record for selling and buying homes?
    • Are their realtors trained
    • Do they give you a feeling of trust?
    • Ask for references and check them out!