Five Tips For San Diego First Time Home Buyers
Many first-time home buyers may not be aware of the numerous elements involved in the home-buying process. Being a Member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, I am aware of the likely pitfalls that may possibly trip up new potential buyers along the way. Here are 5 si-highlight--primary recommendations for you when buying a new home.
1. Investigation: Do your homework before you buy and be sure to review the closing statistics of similar homes in the neighborhoods you are considering. Search the internet, including the San Diego MLS and social media internet sites, in order to get as much critical information as possible concerning residences that appeal to you and the communities in which they're found. Provide this kind of information to your real estate agent who can interpret it and put it within the appropriate context for your goals.
3. Get pre-approved: Getting your bank loan pre-approved provides you with additional influence over home sellers. Not only will you understand what the purchase parameters are, but you may be able to negotiate an improved purchase price because you can close with more certainty and more swiftly. Make sure that your real estate agent negotiates a solid financing contingency. In today's environment financing is the biggest challenge you will face when purchasing your home.
Using the services of a competent agent is essential for all home buyers, but especially first-time home buyers. Make sure the Realtor you decide on is experienced, knowledgeable and a local expert on the areas you're looking at. For more information, e-mail me, and make sure you forward this to other first-time home buyers you might know.