Hopefully you’re here because your purchase offer was accepted by the seller. You’ve finished celebrating that victory and now you’re preparing for what comes next. If not that’s alright. You’ll get there soon. Closing on a house is a process that takes some time, involves many people and a lot of paperwork. Did you know the average time it takes to close on a house is around 45 days? Your home buying team (real estate, mortgage, title and home inspection specialists) plays an important role in bringing everything together for your closing. Here are the things you need to know about the process of closing on a house and where you can save some money with Homes for Heroes.
Buying a house is an exciting time. Once the purchase agreement is signed, it is time to start thinking about moving. Packing up everything you own and actually going through the moving process is far less exciting. To help make things easier, Homes for Heroes put together the ultimate moving checklist. This is a printable moving checklist to keep you on top of everything. It offers a complete list of things you’ll need to get done over the course of two months. Don’t have two months, no worries! You can adjust the timeline to fit your situation. Here’s a look at what’s included in the Homes for Heroes ultimate moving checklist along with some other resources to help with the move and save you some money.
When buying a house, your real estate agent will handle a lot of the paperwork and help with things like managing your house search, writing up your purchase agreement and of course negotiating a house price when you enter a purchase agreement. They will negotiate with the seller on your behalf. But, you will ultimately make the final decision on everything in the purchase agreement. That’s why it pays to know what goes into negotiating a house price. Here are eight important tips for your negotiations.
When you find a house you want, how to make an offer on a house becomes extremely important to getting it. Your real estate agent’s expertise plays an important role in the process. Your offer should set you apart from other potential buyers without paying more than necessary. With so many factors to consider, here are the important steps to take when making an offer.
Your house searching probably began online, browsing listings to see what is available and what they cost. If you’re looking for a competitive edge, you’ve come to the right place. Consider this: the average home buyer will spend over four months house searching before they actually buy. During that time you will compete with other home buyers to get the house you really want. To keep you from wasting time looking at less than desirable houses, and get you ready to take action when you find the right house, here are four important house searching tips to help you beat out other home buyers.
As you begin the home buying process, one of the questions your real estate agent will ask is, “What are you looking for in a home?” It seems like a simple enough question, but there are many variables to consider. Knowing what to look for when buying a house, allows you to narrow down your house search. It will save you valuable time and help you find the right house for you and your family. The best exercise is to download the Homes for Heroes home buying checklist and follow this 3 step process.
You’ve heard it before; location, location, location. When deciding where to purchase a house, the location should play a big part in your decision-making. The first thing to decide is what city or town will be the best for your new home, then you can start drilling down to find the ideal neighborhood or community. There are four main factors to consider when deciding where to live: convenience, safety, amenities and cost. You will need to size things up for you, a spouse, kids, pets or anyone else who will live in your home. Here’s a look at each factor, why they’re so important to finding the right home, and some resources to help answer, “Where should I live?”
When it comes to buying a house, many people immediately picture the standard single-family home. These homes have largely become synonymous with the American dream. But these aren’t the only types of houses on the market. From condos to co-ops, other types of houses offer benefits that many people overlook. To help you find the right fit for you and your family, here’s a look at the most common types of houses and the potential each type offers home buyers.
Buying a house is a big financial investment and responsibility. Your credit score is one thing lenders will look at to determine your financial responsibility; how you use credit and how you manage debt. Unless you can pay cash for your new home, you will need to borrow money in the form of a mortgage loan. The type of loan and interest rate you receive for your mortgage loan depends largely on your credit score. Here is some information to help explain how your credit score plays a role in the home buying process, and what is a good credit score to buy a house in 2019.
Making the decision to become a first time home buyer is complex. Or, if you’re looking to purchase your next house, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. A good first step is answering the question: How much house can I afford?