7 Steps to Buy Your Next Home
We've helped buyers find homes in Pittsburgh for years. We can help you find your next home easily. Here are the steps you need to take.
Get Pre-Approved for Your Mortgage
Don't settle for pre-qualification. Pre-approval is one of the best tools a home buyer has. You'll learn exactly what you can afford, and home sellers will take your offer seriously. If you need recommendations for trustworthy, hard working mortgage representatives - we're here to help.
Don't Try to Time the Market
Don't obsess about the best time to buy a home. Concentrate on finding the home that's right for you. Your dream home could pass you by while you're waiting to enter the market.
Consider All the Costs
One of the major differences between renting and owning a home is the sleeper costs. Most new homeowners forget that there's more than mortgage costs to pay. Factor in property taxes, utilities, homeowner association dues, and maintenance costs into your monthly budget.
Think Long Term
Remember, buying a home is often a long-term investment. In other words, you need to think about what home will be the right fit for you in the long run.
Inspect All Homes Thoroughly
When you're viewing properties, examine everything. Don't just take the seller's word for it. When you're seriously considering a property, hire a home inspector to check the condition of the attic, roof, plumbing, and other areas of the home. We work with several very thorough home inspectors who will help you avoid buying a money pit.
Get to Know the Neighborhood
While you're considering homes or condos, research the area. (If you're new to Pittsburgh, we can give you insider information.) Visit the neighborhood at various times of the day. Spend some time in the community if you can. Make sure you feel right at home.
Have an Expert Negotiate for You
Home bidding is both an art and a science. If you bid too low, you might get turned down immediately. If you bid too high, you miss the opportunity to profit down the road. Talk to us. We're Master Certified Negotiation Experts. We'll help you keep more money in your pocket at the closing table.
Start Your Home Search
You're one step closer to the home of your dreams. Whether you're searching for a house, condo, or patio home, we can help you find the right fit. Call us. We'll help you find your new home faster.