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Whether you currently own a home or are looking for your first one, setting out to buy a new home can be an intimidating experience. Here are some tips to help you get started. 
 
Things to consider in a new home. . . 
 
  •  Create a personalized list of features. What does your home need to have? What would just be nice  to have? 
  •  Consider what's important to you in the area. What services are important to have nearby? What  about the school district? Traffic conditions, parking, or public transportation? 
  •  Figure out what you can afford. Take into account your income, debt, monthly expenses, etc. 
  •  Make sure you feel comfortable in the neighborhood. It's not just important for the services to be  convenient--you're going to want to feel at home in your new home. 

As you're looking. . . 

  •  For each home you tour, make a list of pros and cons. This will help you develop a rating system  and narrow the field  when it comes time to choose. 
  •  Avoid sharing information with sellers about your current housing situation, your finances, your  move, or your  feelings about the property. 
  •  Before making an offer, consider the house's condition, the current market, and your financial  ceiling. 
 
To do list. . . 
 
  •  Get pre-qualified for a mortgage loan, even before you start making offers. 
  •  If you already own a home, research short-term rental and storage options. There might be a gap  between leaving your old home and moving into your new one, so you're going to want to have a  plan. 
  • Talk to a real estate professional! I can help you understand the market condition, analyze your financial situation, and figure out what home is best for you.

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