Let us know what kind of house you’re looking for, and let the journey begin.
As you embark on your journey to make one of the largest investments of your life, don’t forget to have some fun along the way.
Keep these tips in mind to take some of the pressure off.
Find one who you connect with. Buying a home is not only a big financial commitment, but it’s also an emotional one. The agent you work with should be skilled and a good fit with your personality. Signature Home Buyers agents are very skilled and also great at making the home buying experience an enjoyable one.
Just like there is no “right” time to have a baby, there is no “right” time to buy a house. If you find a home you love, don’t wait! Don’t gamble on interest rates dropping — you risk losing out on the home of your dreams. The market doesn’t usually change fast enough to make that much difference in price, and if you like the house, there is a good chance that someone else will too.
Everybody has one! Too many cooks in the kitchen can spoil the whole pot! It’s natural to want reassurance for such a big decision, but too many ideas from too many people will make it much harder. Let your main focus be on the wants and needs of the people who will be living in the home.
There isn’t one! It’s in the right neighborhood, but the yard is smaller than you had hoped. The kitchen is to die for, but the floor plan isn’t perfect. Make a list of the most important things to you, and let the minor ones go.
It is definitely a part of the real estate process, but don’t put yourself in a corner by trying to “win” by getting an extra-low price, or by refusing to budge on your offer. It may cost you the home you love. Negotiation is give and take. Another great thing about working with Signature Home Buyers, is that we are very reasonable and may be open to making modifications to the house to suit your needs. So let us know what you’d like, and we’ll see what we can do to accommodate you!
Don’t get so enamored in the physical aspects of the house — room size, kitchen, bathrooms, yard, etc. — that you forget about important things like as noise level, location to amenities, and other aspects that also have a big impact on your quality of life. Consider city living vs a country setting. What works better for your family?
Before you start looking at houses, get pre-approved for a mortgage. If you haven’t already, our agents can refer you to some banks and mortgage companies that have provided excellent results for our clients. We can also refer you to home insurance companies, home inspectors, attorneys, etc.
No home is maintenance free. Understand that home ownership is a wonderful privilege, as well as a responsibility. Even if you buy a new home, there will be costs. Don’t leave yourself short and let your home deteriorate.
Bad News … It’ll happen! Good News … It will probably pass. Buying a home is a big commitment, and it also come with big benefits. Keep in mind why you want to buy a home, and what the home you choose will mean to you and your family.
Buy it because you love it; then think about appreciation. Homes in New York State have appreciated an average of 5.49% annually over from 1975 to 2015. But a home’s most important role is to serve as a comfortable, safe place to live. A place where you can create lasting memories. Signature Home Buyers would love to be a part of helping you find the right house for you!