Buying a home is a big investment. You are going to see more wrong houses than you will the right one. Even then, you may see more than one home which suits you. So how do you know which home will be perfect for your family? With these top tips for house hunting, you will be ready for the challenge.
Get Your Finances Together
Knowing how much you want to spend is the first step to finding the right home. Do not let yourself get sucked into buying a home you cannot afford. In order to prevent this many people tell their realtor their top budget is $25,000 – $50,000 less than they can afford. This way you end up with room to negotiate and money for new furniture.
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Moving is always challenging. One of the biggest headaches about moving is when you are actually leaving the state that you’re in now and moving somewhere new. Even if you are familiar with the state or you have lived there before that still doesn’t fully prepare you for how to house hunt when you are moving to a different state. Here are some tips and things to look for when you are considering how to house hunt when you are moving to a different state.
Neighborhood Preview: One of the first things you’re going to need to do is scour the neighborhoods broadly which fall in your new home parameters. Lucky for you there are so many hyper local resources which talk about the pluses and minuses of each distinct neighborhood. That is good and bad because you may find too much information or what you’re finding may conflict. (more…)
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Next to dealing with death and getting married, moving is one of the highest stress factors people have to deal with in their lifetime. Moving does not have to be awful, however- it just requires a little bit of creativity to bring the excitement and joy of heading to a new home back to moving day. Here are some pro tips on how you can start making moving day fun again.
1. Bring along your crew
Okay, this is not terribly creative. You probably have already contacted your friends to help you move the sofa and are bribing them with pizza and beer. This is what almost everyone does. But your beer-bribed friends do pose an extra incentive- they’re your FRIENDS! Remember that, and plan something awesome to do with them either before or after the move. Start the day off with a (more…)
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