Tip Tuesday: How You Can Prepare Now to Buy Later

Casually browsing homes?  Waiting until the New Year or Spring to begin aggressively looking  for homes?  No problem!  Did you know that there are steps you can take now to help better prepare you for your home search process?  Start your home search process today with these 3 steps and then contact Harrison Realty Team to set up your home search on our brand new website!

1. Know your neighborhoods. Use our new website to learn more about schools, restaurants, public transportation, and walkability in neighborhoods where you’re searching.  When you’re ready to begin your search, knowing exactly what you’re searching for and what neighborhoods are an absolute no will help save you time and give you better search results.

2. Get your finances in order.  If your credit is not great, work at paying down your debt.  If you’d like to meet with a financial advisor to talk over your situation, we can recommend one to you!  A pre-approval is a great first step in your home buying process because it will let you know exactly what you qualify for so that you don’t fall in love with a home that’s far out of your price range and you won’t get an offer accepted until you have that pre-approval letter.  Getting a pre-approval is a relatively short process, but your pre-approval is likely to expire in 90 days so our recommendation is not to get it too early.

3. Stay organized. Make sure you have all the documentation you will need for the loan process. Use the Saved Homes feature on our website to keep all the homes you like in one spot.

We’re happy to talk with you and set up a personalized home search for you.  In addition to your search, we personally scan through every new home and price decrease that comes on the market and will alert you as to homes that match your criteria so that you never miss out an opportunity for your dream home!

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