Shopping for your dream house is like dating. After many failed attempts, hopefully you will find “The One” home that is perfect for you.
So what now? What is your next step?
In today’s episode, Jennie and Ryan do some research and tell you what to do after you find “The One”.
Let’s go inside!
Here are three steps you should take after finding your dream home:
1. Meet with your Realtor – Realtors have access to information that the average person can’t obtain, such as what the seller paid for the property or if the home is in foreclosure. Based on this information, you may be able to make a lower offer on the house.
2. Meet with your loan officer – When you are first pre-approved by your loan officer, they don’t know what taxes and insurance will be on your new house. If you are pre-approved for a home but haven’t factored in property taxes yet, you may not be able to afford it. That would be a big disappointment, so make sure you give your loan officer all the information they need to give you an accurate pre-approval estimate.
3. Make an offer – This is the most important step! If you do not “propose” to “The One” you want, it could end up being “The One that Got Away”.
Stay tuned for next week when we talk more about the real estate market and what to look for when home shopping. If you have a topic you’d like us to cover, let us know. We’ll do a whole episode on it.
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