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3 Lessons to Know Before Buying a House

What you should know before purchasing a home.

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, then you’ll know just how exciting it can be to look at houses and picture yourself in the space. You’re looking for your dream home, and it’s only right not to settle for anything less. What many first-time homebuyers forget is to look at the property as a house, not a rental apartment. Once you do, you’ll have much more success in your findings and you’ll know just what kind of property you’re dealing with. Before you purchase a home, check out these lessons you should know.

  1. Use all five senses when viewing properties.

Viewing a home is much more than just looking at the four walls in every room. Don’t be afraid to get your nose near the carpet and take a whiff. Take a flashlight with you, too, to look under the beds and in closet corners. If the basement is finished, knock on the walls to see if they sound hollow.

  1. Use skilled professionals.

If you’re purchasing a property directly from the seller, be aware that you won’t have a buffer to advise you on the next steps. A trusted real estate agent can be a crucial part of your house hunting and buying process. Additionally, it’s crucial to get a home inspection and a full walk-through before closing.

  1. Don’t fall in love.

When shopping for a new home, leave your heart at the door. Love at first sight is so easy, especially when you’re new to looking at homes for purchasing. Falling head over heels for a home may end in heartbreak if the sale doesn’t go through. Shop with your mind and be guided by your monthly budget. Don’t look at houses that are beyond what you can afford – that’s asking for disappointment!

Are you ready to move into your dream home? Contact Dean Rathbun when it comes time to finding the perfect plan of action to buy your home. We are happy to help you.