Whether you are looking for the house that Barbie built or the one that Wolverine kicked butt in there are just a few rules we suggest you follow:
- Excitement causes us to overlook obvious problems and sometimes what we consider the small stuff is a huge problem in the eyes of a pro. Grab a reputable inspector and check to make sure that Barbie didn’t leave a hole in the roof behind the chimney, when she took that job as an astronaut or that Wolverine didn’t go all Freddy Kruger on the walls in the basement.
- Get an attorney. A real estate professional cannot answer your questions that tread legal terrain. Find the guy or gal that will have your interest at heart. Ask as many questions as you need to until you are comfortable putting your John Hancock on the dotted lines.
- Find a Lender that is the bomb dot com. Shop around it’s the best perk of competition. Get advice and move forward with the Lender that doesn’t fluff you with cotton candy. Get the figures, find the sweet spot with the loan payment that won’t break the bank. The numbers are vital to the transaction so carry a calculator and negotiate interest rates to your benefit.
- Get a Realtor to represent you. They are proficient in these transactions so they will know how to direct you and give you advice to guide you on the path to home ownership. When they are good they give you the truth, they do not try to bamboozle you with fairy tails and sugar cookies.
This is one of the biggest long term purchases that a buyer will make in their lifetime so slow down, take a deep breath and hold the hands of the pros that will make your decision a little bit easier.
Not to toot our own horn but we have some of the finest agents in the biz so drop a line and they will be happy to chat with you about your needs.
Good House Hunting!