5 Tips for Finding the Right Family Home

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Moving to a new home could be a great way to improve the lifestyle of your family. But, it can be a stressful experience to evaluate the options and choose a property in the right neighborhood. Where should you move?

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Follow these tips to find the right home for your family:

  1. Identify Your Priorities: What are the must-haves on your wish list? Some families can’t live without a backyard for the kids to play. Other families want to be close to specific schools. Share your priority list with an experienced real estate agent who can help you locate properties that meet your preferences.
  2. Don’t Be Afraid to Renovate: If location is a high priority, then you might need to renovate a home. Sometimes it can be hard to find a property in the right location with the indoor features that you desire. Renovations open your options because you can transform an older home into the perfect property for your family.
  3. Use Notifications: It is a seller’s market right now, which means that homes move fast when they are listed. Set up notifications using online search tools so that you can view a new home when it becomes available. If you find something that looks good, then you can schedule a showing with your real estate agent.
  4. Schedule an Inspection: Once a home is under contract, you might feel anxious to close the deal so that you can move in right away. But, never make the mistake of skipping the inspection or pre-purchase tasks. These details will help you identify potential issues with the property, helping you avoid expensive repairs in the future. An inspection will provide a full picture of the property quality, helping with final negotiations and other details that need to be addressed.
  5. Have Pre-Approval Documentation Ready: Don’t wait until you find the right home to get approval for a loan. You should have your pre-approval documentation in hand so that you are ready to submit an offer when you locate the perfect property. These documents will show the seller that you are serious about the purchase.

Whether you are buying or selling a home, it is important that you have a trusted real estate agent who can help with the transaction. For more information, call Lloyd Mize at  The Lloyd Mize Realty Group at (951) 551-1677