Buying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make. Being organized and in control will contribute significantly to getting the best home deal possible with the least amount of stress. It’s important to anticipate the steps required to successfully achieve your housing goal and to build a plan of action that gets you there.
Before you can build a plan of action, take the time to lay the groundwork for your decision-making process.
First, ask yourself how much you can afford to pay for a home. If you’re not sure on the price range, find a lender and get pre-approved. Pre-approval will let you know how much you can afford, allowing you to look for homes in your price range. Getting pre-approved also helps you to alleviate some of the anxieties that come with home buying. You know exactly what you qualify for and at what rate, you know how large your monthly mortgage payments will be, and you know how much you will have for a down payment. Once you are pre-approved, you avoid the frustration of finding homes that you think are perfect, but are not in your price range.
Second, ask yourself where you want to live and what the best location for you and/or your family is. Things to consider:
convenience for all family members
proximity to work, school
crime rate of neighborhood
types of homes in neighborhood, for example condos, town homes, co-ops, newly constructed homes etc.
FREE AUTOMATED EMAIL UPDATES
Sign in to take advantage of all this site has to offer. Save your favorite listings and searches – also receive email updates when listings you like come on the market for free! *Contact Information is NOT Shared*
Barbara Jenness, ABR, e-PRO, GRI, TRC is a proud member of the ActiveRain Real Estate Network, a free online community to help real estate professionals grow their business.
My real estate in St. Augustine Barbara B. Jenness, P.A.
Promote Your Page Too
Providing a superior level of informed, professional real estate services to buyers and sellers in the coastal areas of Northeast Florida including St. Johns County (Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine, St. Augustine Beach, Vilano Beach, Porpoise Point, Crescent Beach), Duval County (Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach), golf course & gated communities (Turtle Shores, Marsh Creek, Palencia & World Golf Village), the St. Johns River areas of Fruit Cove, Mandarin, Orangedale, & Palatka including foreclosures.
Barbara B. Jenness, P.A., Licensed Real Estate Broker
Materials and images on this website MAY NOT BE COPIED without my permission.
Copyright 2019 Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service, Inc. All rights reserved. The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program of the Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service, Inc. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Barbara B. Jenness, P.A. are marked with the listing brokers name and detailed information about such listings includes the name of the listing brokers. Data provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Barbara B. Jenness, P.A. does not display the entire Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service, Inc. data exchange program database on this web site. The listings of some real estate brokerage firms have been excluded. Last updated on 2019-05-19.
Any use of search facilities of data on the site, other than by a consumer looking to buy, sell or lease real estate is
prohibited. Based on information from Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service, Inc that was updated on 2019-05-19. The Corporation does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for, its accuracy. Data maintained by Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service, Inc. does not reflect all real
estate activity in the market.