Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Four Simple Tips for a Stress-Free Home Buying Process

Did you know that most people consider buying a home to be one of the biggest stresses of adult life? It shouldn’t be! Here are four simple ways to make the home buying experience a much less stressful process:
1.      Get pre-approved. Once you have decided to buy a Lexington home. Your first step should be to visit a  mortgage lender! It’s the only way to know if you can truly afford to purchase a home, and how much home you can afford.
2.      Set goals. Know what you are looking for before you start your home search. A Realtor can help you set realistic goals based on your loan amount and the features you are looking for.
3.      Be flexible. Is a master bath on your must-have list? If you found a home that meets all of your other requirements — and has a new roof and furnace as well — it might be time to re-evaluate what you can live and live without.
4.      Use an agent.  This is probably the most important step! Your real estate agent can answer all your questions about buying a home and help reduce your stress by guiding you through the process. Leave it to a professional!

While some anxiety is a normal part of life, buying a home does not have to be one of the most stressful events in your life. Buying a new home should be fun! Let me be a part of making that happen. Call me today! I specialize in the Lexington area.

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