Finding your dream home is a process that takes time but doesn’t have to include compromise. There are a number of ways to go about finding and purchasing a home, especially in the DC area. Here are must-do’s to narrow down your house search and get that dream real estate you have in mind.
Have a Clear, Understood Plan
Whether you are buying a home with someone else or on your own, make sure there is a clear, understood goal. This will eliminate surprises when looking at homes, and even reaching final stages of purchasing. The goal can of course change as it needs to, but the real estate purchase needs to match with the goal everyone agrees with.
Looking at lots of listings will help you see the real options you have with your house search. For example, there are an ever-growing number of DC area neighborhoods. You may fall in love with a neighborhood that you never considered until you had a chance to see it firsthand. A real estate purchase is a big decision that will affect both short and long term plans. Take your time on finding the right home for you.
Determine Location First
It is important to know the location you want to buy a house within. Neighborhoods and areas of town vary, and are always changing. Know what is important for you to have near you, and what you want to invest in. For example, research the type of building plans and growth happening in the future, and even the school districts.
Set Your Price Range
Finding a price range that you are comfortable with will help narrow down your house search. To make sure you have enough money to cover unexpected costs, search within the preapproved mortgage amount. Determining your price range will give you the structure within your search to know your tangible real estate options.
Find a Real Estate Agent
A real estate agent can help with all of these steps, but it is nice to brainstorm them ahead of time. Whether you are in the DC area neighborhoods, or looking to go elsewhere, we do know of great options available, and who you to talk with. Having a real estate agent helping with the house search is beyond beneficial for you during this exciting time.
Here, at The Premier Team, we can’t wait to hear about your dreams of homeownership! Gene and Monica Mock have built an industry-leading team of real estate professionals that will guide you through the process and close the best deal. We invite you to contact us at your convenience and we will show you the hottest Washington DC and Northern VA properties available!