Hi everyone! Welcome back to the blog. I can’t believe that 2022 is in full swing and January is already almost over. Today we are going to chat about 3 things to do right now if you want to buy your first, new, or dream home in 2022!
Let’s get started!
PSA: All of the things I’m about to tell you can be done while wearing sweats!
1. Schedule a home buyer consult with ME! This is where you’ll learn everything you need to know about the buying process from start to finish.
I will answer your questions and we will map out a buying plan (even if you’re not ready to press play on your home search for several months).
2. Curate a Spotify playlist of your favorite songs to listen to while driving and hit the road! It’s time for some research!
Start checking out locations you’re interested in. The subdivisions, nearby amenities, where the schools are, how far it is from work. Scope out some specific neighborhoods you have in mind to make sure the layout and lots are desirable to you!
There’s so much you can do to prepare for your home search before you actually start looking at houses. This will help increase your confidence when the time comes to lock in the home you love! It will also eliminate any surprises like “I didn’t realize you could hear the freeway from this neighborhood, ugh!”
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that buyers think they know exactly what they want until we actually start looking. Doing some pre-house hunting homework will help you decide if you absolutely love the area (as in YES I want to live here, there’s a coffee shop in walking distance!) or “Actually, it’s probably a little too busy for our family”.
3. Have a conversation with a local lender. Don’t be scared, you don’t have to get pre-approved yet if you’re not ready!
Most pre-approvals only last 90 days so if you’re not wanting to move until fall of 2022, you might not be ready for this step yet.
However, meeting with a lender will help get you prepared for how much you’ll need to have saved, how you could potentially improve your credit score to lock in a better interest rate and all the financing details you’ll need to know to buy with confidence!
There you have it, the 3 things you can start RIGHT NOW to get a head start on the home buying process. I hope this helped you and if you ever have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.
Thank you for joining me and I hope you will follow along on instagram where I share lots of behind the scenes fun.
Until Next Time!