5 Tools Every Single Homebuyer Should Use

We have all heard the saying, “work hard, play hard”, but now is this time to work smart. Working smarter yields faster results with less effort spent. Apply this to when you are ready to buy a home and it will be easier than what you are led to believe. Are you ready to buy a home? Good! This procedure is filled with a plethora of information.

                 It can be quite intimidating to buy your first home, but with these tools in your repertoire, it won’t be so difficult.

  • Educate yourself- Spend some time learning the steps in the process and learn your rights. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s website has some information for people interesting in buying a home. They have info regarding your rights, predatory lending, etc. Once you learn about the industry you will learn all the vocabulary and won’t feel so lost.
  • Calculate cash- We all know buying a house is a serious investment. Knowing your power of the purse is crucial to having a smooth ride. There is nothing worse than finding your dream home priced at $300,000 and only being able to spend $250,000. Find yourself a mortgage calculator and avoid this let-down.
  • Location is everything- Everything about the home is important, size, design, layout, but most of all is the location. Is a good school near? Is there a park around the corner? Am I in a safe neighborhood? Your home is part of a community, and learning the characteristics of this neighborhood is critical before you purchase.
  • Pay attention to safety- Safety is always a major concern when choosing a neighborhood. You should learn all the details about your target neighborhood before you sign your name on the final paper.
  • Make a plan- Lastly; help yourself out by making the websites you find helpful along the way in your favorites. This way they aren’t lost when they need to be found.

Having a smarter approach to evaluating homes will make this process much easier than it usually is for most people. Soon enough you will be sitting like a king/queen in your new castle!


#1 Posted by Grant Harper at 2/23/2015 5:43 PM
It sounds to me like all of these tips would be incredibly beneficial. I have been wanting to sell my home, and I would really like to find a good home buyer to work with. I would really like to get cash for my home, and I am sure that I can find someone for my home. Do you have any tips on how I can get a home buyer interested in my house?
#2 Posted by Ian Amburgey at 2/23/2015 6:38 PM
The best way to gain interest in your home is to go through a real estate professional. They are capable of exposing your home to many more people than yourself alone. They also have the means to get a higher price for your home, while working for your best interest. It comes down to marketing and exposure, and that's why we have real estate professionals. I can put you in contact with some of the best in Louisville if you'd like. Feel free to contact me at Ianamburgey@gmail.com.

Thanks, Grant.

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