No Muss, No Fuss…
the Simple Process of Buying a New Home
Purchasing a new home is like walking and chewing gum at the same time. It sounds easy enough and anyone can do it, but once you undertake the task, overthinking it or even adding outside distractions can complicate the whole thing. Very quickly, you can have a mess on your hands.
But at Maronda Homes, we take all of the guess work and complications out of home buying. We are literally mess free. To demonstrate here’s a few insights into the process of buying and customizing your next home. It’s as simple as, well, walking and chewing gum.
Determining Likes and Dislikes
Going into the home buying process with an idea of what your family is looking for can help make the process run more smoothly for all parties involved. Make a wish list and discuss it with the whole family to make sure everyone is on the same page. Also, list items you definitely don’t want to see, sort of deal breakers. That way, everyone’s cards on the table and there’s no room for misunderstanding later down the road.
Weigh What You Can Afford
Knowing exactly how much house you can afford will make the process that much more painless. It’s important to be realistic and set hard budget limits. You don’t want to run the risk of falling in love with customizations you simply can’t afford. Get pre-qualified for a home loan and run the numbers for monthly payments utilizing the most current interest rates. Make sure to get expert advice, this isn’t something you can fudge.
Neighborhood of Choice
Maronda Homes has communities throughout Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Each and every city is unique and diverse with distinct neighborhoods. You’ll want to ensure your new home is close to work, school and any additional family activities. See what the locals think of the area and determine whether it fits into the picture of what’s best for your family’s future.
Preview a Model
There are several different initial home designs to choose from prior to customization. You’ll want to take a tour in order to determine which layout your family prefers. Make sure to visit the model home to ensure the house meets the needs of your lifestyle. What looks good on paper might not feel right once you’re taking a look around the space.
Location, Location, Location
Even within a new home community often home buyers enjoy selecting where their house will be built. From the end of a cul-de-sac or next to the woods, everyone has a preference. Let your voice be heard and be sure to consider which direction the sun rises.
Paperwork, the Necessary Evil
Meet with a sales consultant to fill out the contract, crossing all the t’s and dotting all the i’s. You’ll want to have your driver’s license and checkbook on hand to complete the paperwork. It’s like ripping off a band aid, just get it done and over with because then the fun of personalizing your new home will soon begin.
Financing the Purchase
Make sure to meet with a loan officer and keep all the documentation organized. Don’t get discouraged, there’s always a way to make your dreams a reality. Loan officers typically want to help make your purchase possible, they just need all the facts.
Up, Up and Away
Watch all your plans finally come to fruition as your new home is built. Take photos as every element is added and keep a scrapbook to record from start to finish. It’s a nice memory to look back on.
The home buying process isn’t a difficult one, but it can be intimidating. Just take things one step at a time and you’ll be happy you did. The reward of a new home is one you just can’t ever really live down.
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