How to Make 2015 the Year You Buy a New Home in Hampton Roads

Make the right moves and 2015 could be the year you buy a new home in Hampton Roads. There are several ways to ease into homeownership; by taking a few simple steps, the process can be a memorable adventure.

Tips that can put you on the path to homeownership this year include:

  • Writing a wish list. Take a little time, sit down with your significant other and make a list of what is most important in your next home. You may need to divide the list into items that are must-haves and those that would be nice. Or you could simply list five attributes you deem in order of importance, such as: affordability, location, home age, home style and square footage. The better you know what you're looking for, the easier it will be to find it.
  • Seeking help. Finding the right new home in the Hampton Roads real estate market isn't for the inexperienced. A licensed professional can be the key to locating exactly what you're looking for in your price range. Agents can save you thousands of dollars by using their negotiating skills; they can also save you time and aggravation. Buyers don't even have to pay for this expertise; sellers pay for the cost of agents when you're buying a new home in Hampton Roads.
  • Getting financially prepared. Pull your credit report, look it over, notice any discrepancies and contact companies to promptly handle any issues. Get in touch with a loan officer who can get you prequalified and give you an idea of what amount of house you can afford. And if necessary, find out what you need take care of so that you may qualify for better home mortgage interest rates.

Just by following three tips, you could make 2015 the year you buy a new home in Hampton Roads!

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