Thanks to the internet, your life has gotten much easier!
What used to take hours and hours of visiting open houses, checking mortgage rates, looking for movers can now all be done on-line.
Most folks start by searching he national sites like Realtor.com, Zillow or Trulia, to view homes in the areas they’re interested. Seems like a good idea, but even this process can get overwhelming when you see the same homes on more than one site, sometimes with different prices.
Plus, once you’ve found a property you like other questions arise, “How much can I afford? What will the monthly payment be? What are the taxes?”
We have the solution to make your home buying process even simpler and more pleasant.
When you’re ready to buy, here are nine steps to make buying your new home an experience one you will want to tell your friends and new neighbors about.
Contact a Professional Realtor to discuss your options. (Us, of course!)
Is it a good time to buy, or sell, in the area you’re interested in?
Need to sell your current house?
i.What is it worth? Should I keep it? Should I sell it first?
Collect your financial data
Last 2 Years Tax Return or W2’s, Last 2 paystubs, A current bank statement
Talk to a Professional Mortgage Banker to get prequalified.
Usually takes 30 minutes or less and can be done on-line or over the phone
Speed your home search by having your Realtor set up a Portal into the MLS based on your preferences so you can see all of the homes listed by all of the Realtors in one place
Visit the properties you like
Have your Realtor negotiate the purchase of your favorite home
Have your Mortgage Banker complete your loan
Go to closing
It’s as simple as that! If, you’re working with the right Real Estate company!
With over 40 years’ experience in buying and selling real estate in the Albuquerque Metro, we take the hassle out of buying a home!
Give us a call, email or text today and we’ll get you started on the road to owning your new home!