Did I miss the boat?!
If this is your first time purchasing a property, you are probably juggling several options. It is now more expensive to buy a house than a few months ago. This is due to the fact that both mortgage rates and housing prices have increased this year. However, this does not mean that you must abandon your plans!
You can successfully navigate the current real estate market and locate the house you're searching for if you work with a reputable real estate expert to work with. Here are two ways you can approach it.
Consult with an Expert to Determine the Order of Your Wish List Items
If you are having problems locating a house that is within your price range that meets all of your needs, you may need to revisit the things you want versus the things you need.
The key is to organize your priorities correctly. If you are serious about buying your first house in the near future, you should be flexible in what you are searching for so that you can increase the number of options available to you. Your wish list may need to be reordered after consulting with a local real estate expert who can help you better grasp the options available in the current market. Keep in mind that just because you make a compromise now, that does not mean that you will never be able to check everything off your list. After you've moved in, you always have the option to add various amenities to the house to make it seem more like yours.
Expand the scope of your search to take into account more locations.
Certain localities may have a more significant number of houses available within your desired price range than others. This may require you to be flexible about the location of the property you ultimately purchase. For instance, if you are a remote worker, you may be able to broaden the scope of your search.
If you look in areas that have a lower cost of living, you may be able to find a home that is within your price range and fulfils the majority of the wish list you have for your ideal new home.
If you are serious about buying your first house this year, going back over your wish list and thinking about where you want to live might be helpful. Connect with us at Gebora Realty Team so we can discuss how you can realize your goal of becoming a homeowner by exploring all of the possibilities in our local market and beyond.