Buying a new home is a really big deal, and at The Mike McCurry Group, we understand the level of dedication and support required to have a positive buying experience. Our team has put together some of our top home buying tips to help guide you through this exciting process. Read on for more insights, and contact us
to start your home buying story today!
Know Your Needs vs. Wants
Before even looking at homes, it’s important to determine what you actually need versus what you want. We’ve put together a comprehensive questionnaire
to start the process and get you thinking about your next move. Things to consider as you’re filling out the questionnaire…how many bedrooms do we need? What about bathrooms? What is the maximum price we are comfortable within? Do we have any dealbreakers? Our guide will help put all of your needs, wants, and dealbreakers in one place so you can get a picture of what really matters to you.
Take a Checklist With You
Once you’ve put your ideal home on paper, it’s time to start looking! When you’re walking through homes, we recommend taking copies of a checklist with you to capture your thoughts about each home. Here’s a helpful checklist
we put together to help you as you’re considering new homes. Our experts have found that the home viewing process can be overwhelming, so it’s empowering to have a checklist in front of you to take notes at the moment. You can also then compare and contrast homes afterward, to point out what you loved, liked, or didn’t like. Knowledge is power, and we want to make sure you have all of the information.
Don’t Skip a Home Inspection
If you’ve found the home of your dreams, it can be tempting to jump in fully to get everything finalized. Before doing so though, we recommend prioritizing a home inspection. This is an important part of the process that can potentially save you thousands of dollars, should the inspector uncover anything. The inspector’s role is exclusive to provide you with more information and insight on the home, so you can make an informed decision on if the property is still right for you. Again, knowledge is power, so having a full report from a home inspector can give you even more confidence in your decision-making.
Check Out the Neighborhood
Before you buy a home, make sure you’ve explored the neighborhood and have a good sense of the community. Stop by at various times throughout the day to what’s happening in the neighborhood and if the location is right for you. Check out how your commute will be different, where the closest grocery store is, and if there is a lot of activity for your kids to enjoy. Whatever is important to you and your family, make sure the neighborhood reflects this so you will truly feel comfortable in your home.
Enjoy the Process
Buying a home is a momentous step for you and your family, and it’s important to enjoy it! We understand the process can be stressful and overwhelming, but our team wants to do whatever we can to make the process positive for you. Reach out to Mike today
to share your home buying vision and learn how he can transform your ideas into reality. In a year that has been filled with unknowns and challenges, we want to make home-buying an exciting process for you. We look forward to partnering together to help you #MakeMeaningfulMoves!