Some helpful home buying tips…
Retail shopping or an impulse buy can happen at a mall, but when buying a larger purchase like a home make sure that you cross your t’s and dot your i’s.
When buying a home you must make sure the time is right and also you are buying it for the right reasons. This is a big decision financially and emotionally, and experience can help you very much. When buying a new home go and visit with people that have knowledge. whether it be a realtor or a new home specialist(knowledge is powerful).
Figure out the core reasons of why you want to buy. Makes sure your career is stable and you are willing to stay in the same area for five or more years. Know the area, this will help you in the future, meeting friends, schools and also just molding your family.
Buying a home is sometimes more about the lifestyle then the home you are even buying. Make sure if you are a city person you look for
homes that meet those needs.
One of the large factors of home-ownership is your finances. The home of your dreams may be in front of you but you may or may not be able to reach it.
- you’ll need good credit
- pattern of paying your bills on time
- saving money
- maximum debt-to-income ratio of 43 percent.
There are many financial companies offering low down payments of 3.5 to 5 percent, and a few programs offer no down payment at all, you’ll still need some savings to pay for closing costs and moving expenses, a deposit on a home, and for cash reserves after you buy.
Know your limits, don’t spend to much. This is very important, make sure you aren’t house rich, everyday poor. There are many companies that can help you find your financial needs and also your home needs. Doing your homework is important too!