Finding your Dream Home

Finding a new home is exciting…the features,
the choices… Maybe you’re in the market for a larger
home because your family is growing. Maybe you’re looking for the perfect back
yard for your dogs and maybe you’re ready to downsize to that perfect cottage built
for two after the kids have moved into places of their own. No matter the reason for the move, finding
a new home is often exhilarating …but that feeling of “exciting” can sometimes turn
to a feeling of “overwhelming.” For some people buying a new home is easy! They see 8 homes in a day, decide on one,
put in an offer and go into contract within a week Then there are those that are in it for the
long haul. If you’re afraid you’re the later of the
two, don’t worry! Here’s some advice…. Finding your dream home is exciting but not always easy. Research from the National Association of
Realtors, in 2017, stated that the typical buyer took an average of 10 weeks looking
for their new home. Sometimes it takes patience and planning. But don’t give up! Zillow’s research states that about half
of buyers do not have their offer accepted on the first house they choose. If you’re not preapproved, it would be a
good idea to speak with a Mortgage Specialist. When you find your dream home, you don’t
want it to slip through your fingers because you don’t have your financing in line. Make sure your dreams of owning a house are
financially possible before you start your search. Talking to a Mortgage Specialist a few months
before you are ready to consider moving is a great idea. In some cases, waiting a little time could
save you money. Another good idea is to make a list of your
Needs and a list of your Wants. You may want an attached two car garage, but
is it needed? For some it is, for others, it is something
they can do without. In many cases, you can make your house a home
without breaking the bank. Maybe you could look at homes with a detached
garage or homes that offer the opportunity to build the garage later. Don’t try to take in too many homes in one
day. You need time to process every home you see. There may be something about home number 3
that you really like but you forget by home number 10. Sometimes it helps to make a journal or take
pictures of features of a home you really like so you can jog your memory when talking
about the home later. Don’t be afraid to revisit your top picks,
but don’t linger too long in the decision phase. In today’s market waiting to place an offer
could mean losing the home. Whatever you do, don’t give up! The market is always changing, and inventory
comes and goes. The perfect home may not be listed yet! Happy Hunting! If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments below Or Email us at [email protected] Please remember to “Like” and “Subscribe” and as always, thanks for watching!

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