We've been buying and selling homes for over 20 years now and the knowledge we've acquired along the way is priceless. And now, we want to share that value with people buying their first home - so read on!
Know the Style You're Looking For
There are a lot of different house styles out there. One way to make your purchase decision easier is to find a style that you’re comfortable with and then focus on that. You don’t need to go into the process with a completely blank slate, and the benefit of sticking to a certain style is that you’ll have a better idea of the price range you’re looking for.
Improve Your Credit Scores
When you're about to buy a property, it’s important to make sure you have a strong credit score - in particular, your credit cards and your mortgage. If you have a lot of credit card debt, it can make it difficult when you want to take out a house loan from a bank.
Research Home Prices Beforehand
Before you put in your offer, it's crucial to research how much homes are worth in the area. That way you can make sure you're not overpaying for your new home. Research the neighborhood’s average selling price and price trends beforehand - you'll thank us later.
Expect Competition from Other Buyers
Competition is common amongst homebuyers, and there's a good chance there will be bidding wars. Regardless of the competition, you should try to remain calm and learn as much as possible about their offers. Doing this will help you make a more informed decision and help you secure a better deal.
There's one more thing that we must teach first-time homebuyers: the importance of finding a good realtor to guide you through the buying process. Wiregrass Real Estate can help you with the process so contact us at (334) 701-1102 today!