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Tips for Buyers

Buying Your First Home and Mistakes to Avoid
 

Figuring out how much home you can afford, hiring the right buyers agent and being ready to negotiate are a few ways to make the process less stressful.

Arrange for a home inspection

After your offer is accepted, set up a home inspection. It's common to find problems, including leaky roofs, cracked walls, insect infestations and foundation problems. Your real estate professional can help find a reputable inspector, and will negotiate to get you...

Make an offer

Once you've pinpointed your dream house, it's time to get serious about the financial and contractual side of the purchase. Your CHANT Realtor will be a strong advantage for you and the seller have different goals.

Rate the houses you tour

After touring each home, write down what you liked and didn't like. Develop a rating system that will help narrow the field down. For example, pick the house you like best on day one and compare all other houses to it. When you find a better one, use the new favorite...

Know the features that help or hurt resale

In some areas, a swimming pool actually detracts from a home's value and makes it harder to sell. In neighborhoods with two-car, attached garages, a single-car or detached garage may impact the home sale and future value. Your RE/MAX professional can point out...

Define what you want

The next step is to create a realistic idea of the property you'd like to buy. What features are most important to you? Make two lists: one of the items you can't live without and one of the features you would enjoy. Refine the lists as you house hunt. It is also...

Prequalify for a loan

Your third step should be to get prequalified, which determines how much you can afford. It allows you to move swiftly when you find the right home, especially when there are other interested buyers. It also indicates to the seller that you are serious and really can...

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DAVIS R. CHANT
2483 Route 6 Hawley, PA 18428

PHILIP ARASIMOWICZ - AGENT
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