Homebuyer Tips to WIN

Dated: October 24 2022

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 As a homebuyer there are a few things you should do and a couple you should not.

 DO List:

1. Finances First     Start with mortgage and affordability calculators so that you understand what you can realistically afford monthly. A good loan officer can help you with that and a good real estate agent can help you find one if needed. research downpayment assistance programs. You can also get pre-approved for a mortgage verses getting a prequalification.

2. Hire the Right Agent   A trusted local agent can be an expert guide through the homebuying journey and give objective advise and emotional support.

3.Shop Smart with Tech   Virtual tours and online photos can give you a lot of information about a property. 

4. Make your Strongest Offer   Cash may be King, much like a pre-approved Mortgage as mention in (1) but if not an option a higher down payment or more earnest money can make your offer stand out.

5. Close the Deal   Closing costs can add 2% to 5% more to the homes cost. Buyers can shop for qualified title companies and compare customer reviews and ratings.

 Don't List

1. Avoid Risky Moves   Waiving an inspection. Home inspections can identify major structual mechanical and safety issues, which can lead to costly repairs.

2. A"Love Letter" this may reveal demographic information about the buyer and unlawfully sway a seller, putting the buyesr, sellers and agents at risk for violating the Fair Housing Act.

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Diane Counts

     As a dedicated, professional Realtor serving Marion, Lake, Sumter and Hillsborough Counties, I bring passion, expertise, integrity and local knowledge to every transaction. Whateve....

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