Buying a Home in the North Atlanta Real Estate Market
Home Buying is one of the biggest financial and emotional decisions most people make in their lifetime. Tamra Wade and Partners understand that the home buying process can be stressful and overwhelming. We are here to help you in your home search and help you enjoy the process of home buying. We know every home buyer has different needs and desires in a home, and our team provides personalized service for each and every one of our home buyers.
If you are ready to search for your new home, we would love to assist you! We would also like to provide you with just a few Home Buying tips to consider before starting your search.
Know How Much You Can Afford
It is important that you know how much you can afford before you start your home search. Many home buyers make the mistake of starting their search for a home before they are educated on how much they can afford. Prior to falling in love with a home, make sure that the home will fit into your monthly budget and that you can obtain a loan. It is best to speak to a lender and become pre-qualified prior to narrowing down your home selections. In many cases home buyers may actually be able to afford more than they realize. An added benefit is that Home Sellers are more open to working with Home Buyers who are already pre-qualified. Once you know what you can afford, don’t forget to factor in all of your current monthly expenses and your ability to save money for retirement and vacations. It is best to choose a home you can comfortably afford.
Choose a Realtor® To Represent You
There are many resources available to home buyers to search for a home, but only a Real Estate Professional can represent your needs best. Home buying is one of the biggest investments in your lifetime, so why not choose a professional to represent you through every step of the home buying process. As your Buyer’s Agent, your Realtor® has many additional resources to help you find available homes that meet your needs plus provide you with accurate and up to date pricing information. They will also have access to show you all homes of interest to you, eliminating the need for you to contact each individual Seller or Listing Agent to coordinate a time to view each home. Your Realtor® will also have the knowledge and experience to assist you in the negotiation process and represent you throughout the entire process.
Consider Resale Value
Of course you are searching for a home you want to live in and make your own, but it is important to consider factors that might affect resale value in the future. Even if you do not have school aged children, buying in a good school district is worth considering. When you decide to sell your home in the future, you will realize that school districts are a top priority to many home buyers. Another factor is neighborhood amenities or access to local parks and recreation. Even if you do not plan on taking advantage of the amenities offered, they are highly desirable to many home buyers and may increase resale value of your home. Your Realtor® can review other resale factors to consider in your home search.
Invest In a Home Inspection
The cost involved in a home inspection is well worth the expense. When purchasing a home, it is important that you invest in a home inspection so you are aware of any repairs or improvements that may be required. You may also have the opportunity to request the seller complete certain repairs in order for you to purchase the home. For repairs the seller is unwilling to complete, you will be knowledgeable in the cost of repairs if you purchase the home. This will allow you to make a more educated decision if you want to move forward with purchasing the home.
These are just a few key home buying tips we recommend. Please contact us today for additional helpful tips!
If you are ready to start your search for your new home, please contact us to receive your FREE Home Buyers Guide or to schedule your complimentary consultation. To get started simply call Tamra today at (678) 804-2595 or register online so we can contact you to discuss your home buying needs and provide additional home buying tips!