Buying A Home
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Chapters
INTRODUCTION
1. Touring the Home
2. Selecting an Agent
3. Home Buying Criteria
4. Getting Started
5. Making the Offer
6. Home Warranty
7. Whole House Inspection
8. Appraisal
9. The Closing
 
Home Buying Criteria

As a buyer you need to establish your criteria for purchasing a home.  Typically the criteria are base on 3 things:

  • Price The lender will tell you how much you can afford. But you need to decide how much you want to pay.
  • Location Deciding on where you would like to live allows the agent to focus on a given location. There are many reasons for picking a particular location e.g. schools, wanting to be near friends or relatives, wanting a newer home etc.
  • Amenities More than anything, you need to know what amenities you must have in a home in order for you to make an offer.

Make a list of all the amenities that you must have. I call this your MUST HAVE LIST Share it with your agent.

As a buyer you can also make use of the internet to notify you when a home comes on the market that meets your criteriaMost agents have this capability.