Moving is probably one of the most dreaded life events that you are faced with. Whether your moving down the street or across the country, there are always things you need to be aware of and plan for, and the more prepared you are, the smoother the move will be.
When a person or a couple make the decision to become a homeowner, they determine the amount of money they are willing to pay for a new home. Unfortunately, not everyone considers all of the hidden and unexpected costs that go along with not just the actual purchase, but also the expenses that go with actually owning a home. This is where some new home buyers get in over their heads and become house poor before they’ve even moved it. Take the time to consider the costs and expenses we outline below before you determine how much your willing to pay for your new home.
You’ve made the decision to move, and you cannot wait to live in your new house. But now you are faced with the decision of what kind of house you want to buy, and this goes beyond deciding if you want to live in a Cape, Ranch or Colonial. What you need to decide is if you want a “new to you” house, a house that is new construction, or a move-in ready house. It is important to know the difference and what each has to offer.
When you make the decision to buy a new house, you know you have a lot of work ahead of you. There is paperwork to be done to get preapproved, you need to find a real estate agent, you need to decide what you’re looking for and where you want to live. All of this stuff that needs to be done is time consuming, even when you’re just moving locally. But what about when you’re moving long distance? These tasks can start to feel overwhelming, and maybe even completely impossible. While we understand it will not necessarily be easy, it is doable, and in fact is done quite often. In order to be successful in your long-distance (aka remote) purchase, we’ve provided some tips to follow to make you endeavor much easier.
Though most people probably agree it is not the ideal time to buy a home, home shopping in the winter can lead to some great opportunities. You might find yourself in a position where you need to move during the winter (new job, losing your current rental, family illness), or perhaps winter is the only time you can really fit home shopping, and all of the glorious activities that go along with buying a new home, into your family’s busy schedule. Whatever the reason, we have outlined what you should know about winter home hunting and buying.