If you are like most home buyers, you will get caught up in the excitement of selecting your next home. Your list of things you want to get will be long. And expensive!
We recommend that you try and get grounded as quickly as you can. There’s no point in looking at homes with swimming pools and tennis courts when the reality is that your budget or needs are quite different. Here are some simple steps we hope you can use to get from dreaming to owning in the least stressful way.
1. Set Your Budget
Have you determined what level of monthly payment you can afford? Have you factored in the cost of taxes, utility bills and maintenance? Have you secured mortgage approval? Do this first!
2. Decide Where Not What
First you must decide where…