Buying a home is exciting and overwhelming and sometimes trying to remain calm and patient can be exhausting in itself.
To help make the search a pleasurable one remember a little bit of preparation goes a long way.
First be pre-approved or proof you have the funds to pay cash. Offers submitted must have pre approval letter or proof of funds to be considered. Its a real bummer when you walk into that perfect house and the person that was prepared moves into your dream home because you waited to see if you could find a home before doing a simple task.
Second decide which area you want to live in. Narrowing down the location is sometimes the toughest choice buyers face.
Some things that can help you decide where you would like to settle down is collecting facts. Contact your local police station and ask what the crime statistics are for the neighborhood you are considering. If you have children visit the michigan.gov website to check ratings on the school district.
Drive the area at different hours to get your own feel for the area. Most communities have web pages now and you can usually see a calendar of events.
Once you have decided your potential neighborhood decide what you must have in a home and try to add a splash of open mind in :)
Bring paper and pen to take notes or ipad if your a technology buff if viewing several homes at once and in most cases some pics are usually allowed for those of you that prefer visuals.
A positive attitude gets positive results! Its ok to take a break maybe even a week off if the process becomes over whelming.
Happy House Hunting is the only House Hunting
Get ready ! relax! Enjoy!