Dos and Dont’s

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“How Not Pay Too Much for Your Florida Home”

do and dontsWhether you are buying your first home, an investment property or your fifth house, the process of buying a home or just your next property is a detailed, time-consuming venture. At the same time, it’s an emotional period laden with difficult choices. You want to ensure that the Florida property you purchase meets your needs now, and in the future. Each of these decisions often involves money.

When you consider all that money represents, you’ll want to ensure that you don’t pay too much. This article helps you become a savvy home buyer, by pointing out some of the pitfalls inherent in the Florida home-buying process.

These include such things as knowing what you want before you begin home shopping, taking your time to shop for your dream home, choosing the right local Realtor, real estate professional or consultant, and remaining objective while viewing potential homes. With this information, you’ll be closer to finding your ideal Florida home whether located in Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale or Miami.

1. Before you home shop, develop a needs vs. wants list

Everyone has a picture of an ideal home. This would include all the features you not only need but have long desired. However, when it comes time to buying a Florida home, the desires cost more. While it’s nice to think about having a beautifully landscaped backyard, perhaps even some built-in appliances, these are usually considered luxury items, which can add considerably to the price of your home.

With a list in your hands, you’re less likely to be caught up in the excitement of the pursuit. You’ll have a good idea of what you want, within you price range, and if you can afford those additional items.

2. Get pre-approved prior to home shopping

Depending upon your local Florida real estate market conditions, a home seller may lean towards an unconditional offer. You’ll have less negotiating power if you have to wait for your lenders mortgage approval. These are just 2 of the things to keep in mind when purchasing a home.

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