We have all seen the news, Current demand for homes far exceeds the number of listing on the market. But, while this has certainly made finding a home more challenging, there are several things you can do to increase your chances of achieving your dreams of homeownership.
Save for a solid down payment and MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH ME. I will guide you so you can get preapproved for a loan with a reputable lender before your begin.
Be realistic about what you can afford and be open to considering homes that meet your needs but don't have every feature that you're looking for.
When supply is limited, homes can often sell above the asking price. Focus your search on homes that are below the top of your price range, so you'll have room to bid a little higher, if necessary.
Show that you're serious by presenting your offer up front. And remember that offering a higher price isn't your only option: you can also consider making a larger deposit.
Check new listing regularly and be ready to make an offer quickly when you find something you like. I f you are outbid, don't give up. You may have to make offers on several homes before you find the right deal that works for your and seller.
Give sellers added flexibility by accommodating their need for a longer or shorter closing cycle.
Just a few tips to keep in mind.
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