|Knowing what steps to take when buying a home is key to satisfaction.|
If you are a first time homebuyer and you are ready to get into the market, There are steps to take to help you decide if its time to take the plunge.
1. Start Comparing Prices. Check the selling prices of comparable homes in the Spokane area. Web sites such as Serving Spokane, and All Spokane Homes will give you a general idea of what you should expect to pay. You can also do a quick search of actual MLS listings in your area on a number of Web sites, including the site of the National Association of Realtors.
2. Find out what you can afford. There are several ways to find this out, you can use mortgage calculators but the best way is to contact a financing expert in your area. Everyone’s situation is different and some loans are not as clear cut as others. Once you see what type of payment fits your financial means you can narrow your search to fit your situation.
3. Visit the areas you think you want to live in. Spokane has a large diversity of lifestyles and districts within the city limits. If you are single enjoy eating out and nightlife you may choose to live in Browne's Addition. If you are raising a family and are looking the perfect school, or a park to take the kids to play you may choose to live on the South Hill or outside of Spokane in Cheney Washington.
4. Get Educated. Buying a house or property is one of the most complex and expensive things you will ever do. Do your homework: Talk to our team, go to first-time buyer seminars, check out online material compare properties in the Spokane Area. The more you educate the more your Realtor will be able to serve you and make sure you are getting the property you want for the price you are looking for.
For more information contact us at (509) 218-7654