July 28th, 2015 8:09 AM by Michael and Jill Kohler
Hire a Pa licensed buyer’s
agent to save you time and money
If you are considering buying a home, hire a buyer’s
agent. A licensed agent will save you
time in finding the perfect home that meets your needs. They can send you listings to view the details
and photos before actually setting foot out the door. Also, agents often know of new listings that
aren’t on the market yet. Besides, the
seller is the one that will end up paying the commission, so take advantage of
having professional representation on your side, it doesn’t cost you anything.
Set up the mortgage financing
for your new Pa home purchase first
Think about getting the Pa mortgage loan approved before
buying a home. It is smarter to go house
shopping with a mortgage preapproval letter in your hand. When that day comes along that you want to make
an offer, it will make your offer a lot stronger when the seller doesn’t have
to worry so much as to you having to get mortgage financing.
successful deal that benefits both parties
Make sure your Pa buyer’s agent gives you a list of
comparable sales in the area. This will
help you determine how much to bid on the home.
The last 3 months sales are a good gauge for you to determine what to
bid. Remember there are always more
details to the offer than just the price. Examples are: how soon you want to move, having a pre-approval,
seller’s assist, and the items you want them to leave in the house. There are
many details so be sure so sit back and think of the things that are important
to you. This is also where your buyers agent can be invaluable as they’ve
structured many deals.
Make home inspections
part of the plan
You may want to make your offer contingent on the home
inspection. If you find out the home has
foundation issues, you may decide against buying it. Having a home inspection will let you know
exactly what you are getting into. Some
people hate to spend another $300-$500 on the inspection, but it does give you
the opportunity to address with the seller the problems of the home. Also, it lets you negotiate the items you
would like them to address.
Remember buying a home is a step by step journey. There is
no easy way there. There are many
hurdles to jump over to end up living in your dream home, but if you take them
one step at a time, you’ll be well on your way to home ownership.
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