Don't Be Puzzled About Home Buying - Tips To Know

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Build a Plan of Action and Get Ready

Buying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make. Being organized and in control will contribute significantly to getting the best home deal possible with the least amount of stress. It’s important to anticipate the steps required to successfully achieve your housing goal and to build a plan of action that gets you there.

Before you can build a plan of action, take the time to lay the groundwork for your decision-making process.  Once you have contacted me, your  Dallas Realtor Lisa Von Domek, we will review the following steps:

First, ask yourself how much you can afford to pay for a home. If you’re not sure on the price range, find a lender and get pre-approved. Pre-approval will let you know how much you can afford, allowing you to look for homes in your price range. Getting pre-approved also helps you to alleviate some of the anxieties that come with home buying. You know exactly what you qualify for and at what rate, you know how large your monthly mortgage payments will be, and you know how much you will have for a down payment. Once you are pre-approved, you avoid the frustration of finding homes that you think are perfect, but are not in your price range.

Second, ask yourself where you want to live and what the best location for you and/or your family is. Things to consider:

  • convenience for all family members
  • proximity to work, school
  • crime rate of neighborhood
  • local transportation
  • types of homes in neighborhood, for example condos, town homes, co-ops, newly constructed homes etc.
For more information, please visit my website www.LisaSellsTexas.com
 

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Lisa Von Domek

 

Lisa Von Domek
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Comment balloon 19 commentsLisa Von Domek • March 08 2016 04:46PM

Comments

Great blog Lisa Von Domek,  This one should be suggested,  (Missed that button).

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 3 years ago

Hello Will Hamm 

Thank you!  And, I miss that button too...

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 3 years ago

Lisa getting pre-qualified is a must in order to avoid wasting time and disappointment.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 3 years ago

I am always amazed at how many Buyers come to me without a "check list". They always leave with one Lisa Von Domek 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) about 3 years ago

I agree with Will.  "Suggested" with or without the button!  

Posted by Karen Winters, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff, Chicago, IL (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group - Chicago, IL) about 3 years ago

I too believe you should get pre approved prior to going on the hunt for a home.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) about 3 years ago

This is very important information Lisa, great post today.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 3 years ago

Absolutely George Souto no one has time to waste and disappointment is so difficult for a buyer to get over.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 3 years ago

And that is one of the many ways we provide great service to our clients Bob "RealMan" Timm !

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 3 years ago

Thank you Karen Winters, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff - I appreciate that!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 3 years ago

Hello Sussie Sutton 

Saves a lot of time and potential disappointment!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 3 years ago

Hello Noah Seidenberg 

Thank you - I appreciate your wonderful compliment my friend!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 3 years ago

Lisa

Thanks for sharing the tips about buying a home.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 3 years ago

Lisa

You have gotten potential buyers well on the right path to purchasing a home by reading this post! While there is nothing magical about it, there ARE key decisions that have to be made, and it's not an easy process, even if you have done it before! Buyers in your area whould be picking up the phone to arrange a time to talk with you and get started!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 3 years ago

Lisa I am so with you and George Souto  prequalify first before anything else...Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 3 years ago

Good morning Lisa. I'm seeing lots of first time home buyers coming into the market right now, they needs more hand holding and coaching.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 3 years ago

Hi Lisa.  Champagne taste with a beer pocket book is a shock for first time buyers.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 3 years ago

Good advice on the steps to get started. It is scary for them and they need lots of patience and understanding.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 3 years ago

Very wise advise for buyers to have a plan and calling you Lisa to help them in the right direction for a win win.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) about 3 years ago

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