Tips for Beginning House Hunters

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Ready to buy your first home? Worried about all the horror stories you’ve heard about how complicated the process of buying a home can be, and how the tiniest little mistake can cost you thousands of dollars and months of time to fix?

Don’t sweat it.

New home buying is like any other process in the history of everything: If you take your time, learn all you can, and work with someone you trust, you’ll be fine. And look! Here you are, reading an Internet article on new home buying. You’re already doing great!

First, decide on your location. This doesn’t have to be exact GPS coordinates, either. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be a specific location location. Narrow it down to the type of location you’d like to find, and then see what actual locations fit the bill. Want to be near nature? Near a bustling urban center? In a bustling urban center? Now is the time to decide, even if it’s just to eliminate locations in which you don’t want to live.

Next, decide if you’d be happy with a previously-owned home (a “resale”, in the biz) or if you want to find a new home with exactly zero previous occupants. Though you might be likely to find more of one kind over the other depending on your target location (or locations), you can usually find at least some used and new homes to buy in most neighborhoods and settings.

If you’ve made all these choices, but are still coming up short in your search, you might want to consider having a home built from scratch. While there may not be available lots within established neighborhoods, what you’ll be giving up in location and old-growth trees might be more than made up for by the customization options and new home builder warranty benefits you could get. Many people think building is too expensive an option, but like anything in real estate, location matters. As a builder what they can do, and how much they can do it for. You might be surprised.

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