Wednesday, January 01, 2014 / by John Duncan
They will have YOUR best interests at heart. Really good consultants know their markets, and will help you find the best match for your needs and wants.
They can also recommend mortgage brokers with whom they’ve worked in the past.
3. Look before you leap.
Drive around the neighborhood at different times of day. Get out and walk around and chat with neighbors. Some people like friendly neighbors, others think of them as nosy.
Drive to the local grocery store, laundry, anywhere that you frequent.
Visit nearby schools and see for yourself how the kids behave and how the grounds look. The point is to see if this is really the type of neighborhood you want to live in BEFORE you make an offer.
4. Be prepared.
Make sure your contract has reasonable contingencies included to protect you as a buyer. Reasonable can be things like -- approval by a home inspector and title clearance.