Congratulations on wanting to buy a home!
The first place you should start the home buying process is by consulting with your lender to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Once you have a clear idea of the home that you can afford the next step will be for you to hire an Orange County Realtor to help you with your home search for homes that are in your price range.
How to Work With Your Realtor
Once you hire a Real Estate Agent in Orange County the key to success with making your time with us as effective as possible will be for you to inform us in advance about what your list of must haves and should haves are when searching for a home in Orange County.
Must Have’s Examples:
- Three bedrooms
- Two bathrooms
- Close to schools
Should Have Examples:
- Granite counter tops
- Open floor plan
The reason why must haves and should haves are important is because you might find a home that has all of your must haves, but none of your wants. The difference is that after a simple remodel, you can create a home that has everything you want.
How Long Does A Home Search Take?
Buying a home in Orange County can happen quickly, especially if you’re available to view homes just after they are listed and are willing to go to open houses on weekends too.
Many times it’s not uncommon for buyers to find homes in as little as 30 days or less. This is especially true during a buyers-market when sellers are more motivated to sell because there is more inventory available compared to other times of the year.
For more tips on what to expect when searching for a home in Orange County, or to view the latest homes for sale, contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us at (949) 272-0125.