Tools For Creating A Home Buying Checklist
Buying a home is one of the most exciting things you will ever do but before you start your home search you will need a home buyer checklist to make sure you stay on the right track and are able to buy a home which you will love.
In today’s post we will break down the best tools for creating a home buyer checklist to help you on the road towards becoming a home buyer.
Questions to Ask
The first thing you should have on your home buyer’s checklist is a set of questions to ask about the home you are inspecting.
- How close is the home to schools, shopping, stores and restaurants?
- Is the home in a good school district?
- Do you feel safe in the neighborhood?
- Are you happy with the space which the home offers?
Your next step towards creating a home buyer checklist is to have a list of important numbers for people to call who will help you during the process of buying a home.
This list of phone numbers should include your Real Estate Agent, home inspector, mortgage broker or lender.
How Much Can You Really Afford?
Another important question to ask you during the home buying process is how much house can I really afford?
Figuring out what type of mortgage payment you are really comfortable with is easier than you think, you can do this by using our online mortgage calculator or speaking with your mortgage lender.
Are You Prepared For Paying Closing Costs?
Unless you’re in the military and qualify for a VA loan you will have to pay closing costs which can add up quickly and amount to thousands of dollars.
Before buying a home make sure you’re prepared for closing costs because this will eliminate the shock of having to come up with additional funds which you will need to pay closing costs.
To learn more about what other tools to add to your home buying checklist or to view homes for sale across Orange County contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us at (949) 272-0125.