Ten Things to Take the Trauma Out of Home Buying
When is the right time?
Everybody has his opinion
Don’t ask for too many opinions. It’s natural to want reassurance for such a big decision, but too many ideas will make it much harder to make a decision. You know, the more people you ask the more opinions you will probably get. Does that help you?
No House is perfect!
Accept that no house is ever perfect. Focus in on the things that are most important to you and let the minor ones go. You plan a home for may years, you build it, you live in it…and guess what? It is not perfect.It will never be.
You want the best deal
You are not alone on this beautiful earth
Remember your home doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Don’t get so caught up in the physical aspects of the house itself—room size, kitchen—that you forget such issues as amenities, noise level, etc., that have a big impact on what it’s like to live in your new home. You bought you home next to a four lane highway? What where you thinking when you bought it?
Don’t wait until you’ve found a home and made an offer to get approved for a mortgage, investigate insurance availability, and consider a schedule for moving. Presenting an offer contingent on a lot of unresolved issues will make your bid much less attractive to sellers.