Home Buying Tips

Home Buying Tips

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you’ll make in your lifetime. Make the most of your money with these practical tips.
  • Check your credit. This is a very important factor to qualifying for a loan and, depending on your credit score, can help to lower the interest rate. You can obtain a FREE credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com.
  • Get preapproved for your home loan. This will show the seller you are a serious buyer and can you may save a lot of time and energy looking at houses that are not in your price range.
  • Look into the hidden costs. In addition to mortgage payments, there are also homeowner-association dues, property taxes and utilities. Compare these fees to other “potential” homes for sale to find out if this house is worth the overall cost.
  • Use HomeAdvantageTM as a one-stop shop to find an agent and you may earn a cash rebate too!