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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tips for Homebuying

Buying a home can be complicated and frightening. You acquire a large debt and assume many new responsibilities. And in the back of your mind is that nagging question, “Did I get ripped off?”

I designed a list of few tips to help one make the best homebuying decision possible.

  1. Look at the purchase as an investment.
  2. Avoid short term loss. Most places have slow, steady home appreciation. You can make the most of your investment by buying in a neighborhood where home values are expected to appreciate.
  3. Use a buyer’s agent. A buyer’s agent represents the buyer and is paid by the buyer to represent their interests. If you’re not a skilled negotiator, a buyer’s agent is probably the smart choice.
  4. Choose agent wisely. Look for an agent experienced in working with buyers, with knowledge of the neighborhood you are considering and without a reputation for being “pushy.
  5. Carefully inspect the home. Learn as much as possible about evaluating the condition of a home.
  6. Watch interest rates. The lower the interest rates, the bigger mortgage a buyer can afford. An asking price may sound too high, but at a lower interest rate, you might be able to qualify for a loan and afford the payments.
  7. Study, study, study. These tips are only the beginning. You’ll need to know a lot more if you want to make wise decisions. Read articles on homebuying, financing, negotiating, home inspection, and real estate contracts.

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Mike Larry said...

Buying a home is a tough task and its a lifetime decision. One should go through all the analysis process before buying any particular property. The tips explained in the blog are very helpful regarding the same. Click here to get some more tips regarding buying property.