Purchasing a house takes a lot of stress off your shoulders. It gives immense satisfaction to know that you won’t have to wander from one house to another, renting houses and you now have financial security. However, the whole process of purchasing the house involves a lot of stress. Finally, after a lot of calculations and recalculations, you decide that you can indeed purchase your own home now even if it means giving up on some extra luxuries and cost cutting. What next? From arranging the finances, talking to the agents involved in the process to selection of the house, it’s a complicated procedure.
However simple we make it to be, the truth is purchasing a home does require some hard work. Whether it is looking for the best way to arrange your finances and the lowest possible interest rates that can provide you flexibility as well or finding agents that can help you all along in purchasing the desired property. The key lies in the appropriate planning at each step, giving ample time to the process and doing your research well.
Get a fair idea on your budget. Make an account of your total savings, the amount you can reasonably save (and be honest here) from your earnings and what is the amount you can expect from lenders. Talk to your bank and get the exact amount of loan that you are eligible for. With this you can have a clear idea of what to look for; it doesn’t make sense to pay more than half of your salary as installments that never seem to end. It is also important to get an idea about the additional expenses that you will have to incur. Consult your friends who have purchased a house recently, experts and other sources like the Internet to get clarity on all kinds of additional expenses.
Talk to your agents
You would need the help of many other people in the process and real estate agents to help you find a home that meets your requirements. Also look for a lender who will help you to get the loan that may be a mortgage loan officer, bankers, or broker. You will also require a Title Company and attorney, who will help with the legal matters. An appraiser examines the house completely based on the size, conditions and other factors and estimates the value of the house. Finally a home inspector and pest control inspector to check the conditions in the home. It is only after everything has been approved that the house is good to live in.
Selecting your house
It is difficult to give a standard account of the things to look for in your house. Selection of the house is a personal decision…