Maybe you’re sick of paying hundreds of dollars a month for an apartment, or you’re ready to have a bigger back yard for old Fido to run around. Whatever it is that’s making you contemplate buying a new home (or your first), make sure you have a few things in order before you jump the gun. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to get started.
- What are the pros and cons of renting vs. owning?
- Whats my budget?
- If living with someone or married, is my significant other on the same page as I am?
Once you’ve answered these questions, contact a licensed real estate agent to help you start your home search process. In this seller’s market, it’s usually important to speak with a lender and get pre-approved. This will ensure you’ve got everything you need to make a strong offer when the right property comes along.
Also, check out this hysterical and appropriate video from Realtor.com narrated by Elizabeth Banks that pretty much sums this whole post up: //content.jwplatform.com/players/ZsJby2b4-E9iOO95u.html