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TOP 9 Home Buying Tips for 2019

Written by Posted On Saturday, 23 February 2019 08:33

Are you getting ready to buy a home in 2019? If so here are some excellent home buying tips from top Realtors from around the country From how to avoid costly mistakes to the pros and cons of purchasing the best home in the neighborhood this article is packed with some sound advice to consider when buying real estate.

What to Look for When Buying Your Forever Home
Sometimes the first home a person buys is going to be their forever home while other people will go on to buy and sell several more properties. However, if you're in the market to purchase your forever home there are several things you'll want to look for as Danny Margagliano discusses in one of is recent articles. Location, size, maintenance are just a few of the things that should be taken into consideration when buying your forever home.

Costly Mistakes Home Buyers Should Avoid
People make mistakes, it's human nature, but when it comes to purchasing a home they can be costly. Sometimes the cost is financial while other times it can simply be a loss of time, but if you listen to Eileen Anderson's advice about the costly mistakes to avoid when buying a home you'll be ahead of the game. Who you surround yourself with during this process can easily set you up for success or failure, so choose your Lender, Realtor and Home Inspector wisely!

Pros & Cons of Buying the Best Home in the Neighborhood
It's not uncommon for home buyers to fall in love with the best home in the neighborhood, it is the "best home" so what's not to love? However, in addition to the pros there are also cons of buying the best home in the neighborhood, which should be taken into consideration before making a decision. Top Realtor, Bill Gassett, discusses the pros of buying the best home, like having features that can't be found in other properties along with the cons, like how fast property value will increase in comparison to the rest of the neighborhood.

Understand the Appraisal Process
If you're obtaining a mortgage odds are your lender will order a home appraisal and while this seems like a simple hoop you'll have to jump through, this hoop can easily turn to fire and blow up your entire home purchase. So it's really important that home buyers understand the appraisal process, which Paul Sian does an excellent job discussing exactly what a home buyer needs to know about the home appraisal process.

Everything you Need to Know about Radon
Radon is something every single home buyer needs to take seriously when purchasing a home considering it's the second leading cause to lung cancer and is known as the "silent killer." If you are unfamiliar with radon and what steps you need to take when purchasing a home Joe Boylan does an outstanding job sharing everything you need to know about radon

Is Condo Living Right for You?
Uncertain if you want to purchase a condo, townhome or single family home? While this may be an easy decision for some buyers it's not for others. There are pros and cons to purchasing a single family home, but there are pros and cons to purchasing a townhome and condo too. If you are thinking about buying a condo Kevin Vitali shares 7 great reasons owning a condo might be the right choice for you.

Things Need to Know About the Market
If you are in the market to purchase a home it's imperative you know what the current market conditions are. Is it a seller's market, buyer's market or stable market? Is property value increasing in the area? As Jamohl DeWald explains, home buyers need to understand what's happening in the real estate market in order to have a successful home purchase.

What is a Final Walk-Through and is it Really Important?
You found the perfect home, came to terms with the seller, completed your due diligence period and are getting ready to close, but wait! Before signing on the dotted line you'll want to make sure you do a final walk-through of the property. Not all buyers think this is necessary especially if the seller wasn't making any repairs or the home has been vacant, but as Sharon Paxson explains final walk-throughs are important.

Must Do's Immediately After Closing
Congratulations you closed on your new home! However, moving and unpacking isn't the only left to do before you can officially sit back and relax. Michelle Gibson provides a "must do" list of things that need to be completed immediately after closing and when she says immediately she means immediately. 

Final Thoughts
Whether you're buying a home in 2019 or 2029 these tips will always apply to the home buying process! Tops Realtors, like the ones featured above, will always be able to guide you through the home buying process and eliminate any unnecessary stress. In fact, they may even make the process so enjoyable you'll miss them when you close. Happy Buying!

About the Author
Michelle Gibson is a Top Realtor in Wellington Florida who has been specializing in residential real estate since 2001. Not only does Michelle assist home buyers and sellers with their real estate needs she assists landlords and tenants too! If you are looking to buy, sell or rent in Palm Beach County Florida contact Michelle Gibson today, she will guide you through the buying, selling or renting process from start to finish.

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Michelle Gibson

Michelle Gibson is a full time REALTOR® who assists Buyers, Sellers, Landlords and Renters throughout Wellington Florida and the surrounding area. Specializing in residential real estate since 2001 Michelle covers Wellington Florida, Lake Worth Florida, Royal Palm Beach Florida, West Palm Beach Florida & Greenacres Florida.

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