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Secrets to buying a home

southernrealtyincIf you’re considering buying a home, you may be surprised that there are many secrets that loan officers and real estate agents may not tell you. Here are some wise tips that will help you get your new home with ease.

Get pre-approval for your home loan – Getting pre-approval will save you time and give you a better chance of securing your new home because sellers will be more willing to take a lower offer if a buyer has a pre-approved

Avoid a border dispute – Get your potential property surveyed so that you can rule out any future disputes with your neighbors.

Don’t try to time the market – Trying to understand what the best time to buy in the housing market can be impossible and may mean that you never own a home.

Bigger isn’t always better – Buying the biggest most beautiful house on the block may mean that you will have to spend a lot more. Instead look at investing in a good location and renovate your home.

Other costs – As a homeowner apart from your mortgage payments, you will also have to be prepared to pay property taxes and incur costs for repairs and maintenance.

Leave emotion aside – You want your home to be a good investment, therefore leave emotion aside and look at how your home will appreciate in the future.

Check and re-check – Inspect your potential home with the help of an unbiased third party.