One of the most common things that happens to home buyers after they purchase a home is buyer’s remorse and unfortunately you can’t take a home back and tell the seller that you changed your mind but the good thing is that you can avoid the hassle of getting caught in the trap of buyer’s remorse by following these simple tips.
#1 – Make Sure That You’re Ready to Buy a Home
Before you start searching for a home in Southern California make sure you’re really ready to buy a home by first reviewing your monthly budget and confirming that you will be able to able to afford the financial responsibility of home ownership.
#2 – Know the Home You’re Searching For
After confirming that you’re ready financially to buy a home you should next know the type of home you’re searching for including the square feet, bedrooms, bathrooms, features and amenities that the home offers.
#3 – Decide On the Location for Your Home
Once you confirm the type of home you want to buy you should next decide on the location for the home you want to purchase because the location of a home is just as important as the square feet, bedrooms, bathrooms and amenities that the home offers.
#4 – Check Your Credit Report
Before meeting with a mortgage lender you should get a copy of your 3-in-1 credit report because this will tell you if there are any negative items being reported about you by the credit bureaus and you will be able to fix any potential problems on your credit reports before applying for a mortgage loan.
#5 – Save At Least 20% for a Down Payment on a Home
Last of all, you should save at least 20% for a down payment on a home because this will help you to avoid paying Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) and also make the financial responsibility of homeownership easier for you.
Buy a Southern California Home
To get started with buying a Southern California Home, or to view homes for sale in SoCal, contact Fred Sed Realty today by calling us at (800) 921-9231.