Home Buyer's Guide and Tools

Tips on Buying a Home

When it comes to buying a home, there are many factors that can make the difference between finding the home of your dreams ... or simply a place to live.

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If you decide to search for a new home, be sure to consider these helpful tips.

  • Evaluate the home's floor plan, yard size and shape and determine if there is enough living space, storage and bathrooms.

  • If commuting time is important to you, take a "test drive" – get up extra early or stay at a nearby hotel and drive to work from the home you're considering.

  • Pay attention to the listing date of the home. Sellers tend to be more flexible the longer a house is on the market.

  • When you find a home you like, be sure to ask the owner about their average monthly utility payments and any other regular expenses.

  • Be sure to review the seller disclosure statement to see if the house has ever had water damage and to confirm the age of the furnace, central air conditioning system and roof.

  • Take the time to measure all rooms for your furniture. Don't try to "eyeball" it based on the current owner's furniture and placement.

To learn more about how I can help you find your next home, please feel free to contact me.

  • Search Homes Right Now: Use the search tool to browse the wide variety of single-family homes, duplexes and condominiums on the local real estate market.

  • Register for the Home Finder and let your dream home come to you. Members can also create saved searches, collect their favorites and sign up for instant email alerts when new homes that fit their criteria come on the market.

  • First-Time Buyer? Read about some things you need to be aware of, if you're new to this process.

  • Learn About the Community and homes in the surrounding area before you invest. Refer to the Featured Areas section for community information.

  • Buy Your Home with a REALTOR®: Read our buyer's guarantee and find out why working with a REALTOR® takes the guesswork out of buying a home.

  • Use the Mortgage Calculator to figure out what your mortgage payments will be on the home you want.

  • Connect to a Professional: Contact us anytime you need to know more about the area or any property that interests you. When you're ready to take the next step toward purchasing a home, we're here to help.

  • Out-of-Country Purchases: We can help you buy property here, even if you're in another country.

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