✔ Be ready to move.
It's very common for home buyers to miss out on the first home they wish to purchase because they don't act quickly enough.
✔ Find a trusted partner.
It's absolutely vital that you find a real estate professional who understands your goals and who is ready and able to guide you through the home buying process.
✔ Make a good offer.
Remember that your offer is very unlikely to be the only one on the table. Do what you can to ensure it's appealing to a seller.
✔ Factor maintenance and repair costs into your buying budget.
Even brand-new homes will require some work. Don't leave yourself short and let your home deteriorate.
✔ Think ahead.
It's easy to get wrapped up in your present needs, but you should also think about reselling the home before you buy.
✔ Develop your home/neighborhood wish list.
Prioritize these items from most important to least.
✔ Select where you want to live.
Compile a list of three or four neighborhoods you'd like to live in, taking into account nearby schools, recreational facilities, area expansion plans, and safety.