Where do I start?
First, talk with a lender. Obviously you want to know what you can afford. Whether it is your local bank or a mortgage company specializing in various mortgage programs, it is vital to have a pre-approval letter prior to making an offer.
Once you know how much you can afford, it’s time to decide where you wish to live. Commuting time to work, neighborhood and schools are considerations.
Next, what qualities or amenities do you want in a home? It is often a good idea to make two lists, one with what you need in a home and the other with what you want, but may be willing to compromise.
It is important that all parties involved in the purchase are like-minded. At Manter Realty, our experienced real estate consultants work with you in achieving this goal by raising questions that help you to focus your energy where it really counts.
Your next step toward that “dream house” is to choose a skilled real estate professional.