Home Buying Tips
When you imagine your dream home, what do you see? Size, location, lifestyle are all factors when envisioning your perfect home and all of those are important in how you feel once you walk through that front door. Having the right agent makes all the difference in finding that perfect home. Taylor Properties has over 900 local agents serving the Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania regions.
Do Your Research
Look online, at magazines and newspapers for houses you might be interested in. Make a note of those homes you see and how long they stay on the market. Also, note any changes in asking prices. This will give you a sense of the housing trends in specific areas.
Find the Right Agent
Real estate agents can provide you with helpful information on homes and neighborhoods that isn’t easily accessible to the public. Their knowledge of the home buying process, negotiating skills, and familiarity with the area you want to live in can be extremely valuable. And best of all, it doesn’t cost you anything to use an agent – they’re compensated from the commission paid by the seller of the house.
One of the most important steps in buying a home is getting financing. Before you even start searching for your dream home, talk to our in-house lender, Heritage Financial, to determine what you can afford and learn about what types of loans are available.
Shop and Make an Offer
Start touring homes in your price range. Take notes on all the homes you visit. You will likely see a lot of houses! It can be hard to remember everything about them, so you might want to take pictures or videos to help you remember each home.