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How to Find a House Today

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Here are five tips to put you ahead of the competition and secure a house fast! I have summarized this article written by RISMedia but you can read the full article here.

HIRE A SPECIALIST

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Hire a realtor! For any other serious part of life you’d want someone trust worthy and knows what they are doing. This is now different!

DON’T LOOK UNTIL YOU ARE READY

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Prepare yourself before you dive into your home buying journey. Learn all you can by reading about real estate. Also, save money for a down payment!

STICK TO A BUDGET

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Budget yourself when looking for a home. There are hundreds of things which cost money during the home buying process. Get something that you can afford so you aren’t broke for years to come after purchasing.

HUNT FOR A HOME EVERYDAY
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Check out “coming soon” listings, attend open houses, and communicate with your realtor every day to stay ahead of the competition and speed up your process.

USE MULTIPLE WEBSITES

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Using Zillow or Homes.com an be helpful but try and broaden your onlie searching. Sign up for email updates on series of local websites as well.

BE FLEXIBLE

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You might not be able to afford the area you want to live in or amenities you desire. Broaden your search range and be flexible when home searching.

SWEETEN YOUR OFFER

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Consider offering a larger down payment. Sellers are looking for dependable people to purchase. Also, if you are a move-up buyer, try selling your home before you buy a new one.

DON’T LOSE YOUR DEAL

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Try to get more than one pre-approval in case one of them falls through. Know the value of the home before you make an offer and try to make a larger down payment than you have to.

PERSISTENCE IS KEY

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Don’t stress of a seller chooses another buyer over you. The market changes every day. See what you can do better next time and try again!

 

Read the full article here.

 

About the Author
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Kurt Clements

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Kurt has developed a unique system designed to turn renters into homeowners. Unlike most Realtors his initial focus is on the financial end of the transaction. This dynamic has allowed him to develop more buyers that were not previously in the market, which in turn leads to more listings being sold. While Kurt is constantly tweaking his programs to meet the needs of his clients, he is ever mindful that a home is not sold without a buyer. More times than not, a buyer that he turned into a homeowner.