Buying a new home can be an overwhelming process, especially if it's your first time. We've put together these tips to help you get started with the process. Feel free to contact us with any other questions you have. One thing to know about the Ellensburg Real Estate Team is that we know the Area home market and can help guide you through the entire home buying process from beginning to end.
1.) Learning the basics of financing is a great place to start. This will help you prepare for the process of choosing a home loan that fits you best and stay away from ones out of your budget.
2.) Make sure you get pre-approved. This step is easy and usually doesn't take much time. It will help you figure out what fits in your price range, and it will also make sellers take your offer more serious.
3.) Sort out your priorities by making a list of things you need vs. things you want in your home. This will be helpful when you're looking for homes. Things you need might include number of bedrooms and bathrooms, while things you want might include pool, hot tub, etc.
4.) Make sure you minimize your debt before buying a home. The last thing you want is to be buried in debt when you take on a home loan. The help minimize debt, try to pay down credit cards, fix any errors on your credit score, and refrain from major purchases.
5.) Make sure to hire a professional building inspector before making your offer. There might be hidden repairs that could potentially be very costly. It's best to know about these before hand.
6.) Submit a strong offer. To make your offer more competitive, include a substantial deposit.
7.) Get any verbal agreements in writing. Non-written agreements can sometimes lead to very stressful and frustrating situations that are best avoided.
8.) Most important of all, make sure you choose the right real estate professional for you. This will be key in having the process of selling be smooth, easy, and successful. Give us a call and we think you’ll see why the Real Estate Agents at Ellensburg Realty are the perfect choice.