A Critical Step Toward Buying Your Dream Home in Pittsburg, CA

Written by Posted On Sunday, 08 September 2019 22:32

Shopping for a new home in Pittsburg, CA can be overwhelming. Finding a real estate agent, looking at homes online, and applying for loan approval, there is a lot to do, and it can be difficult to know where to start.

Believe it or not, there is a first step that every home buyer should take before they start interviewing real estate agents and before they look at even one home in Pittsburg, CA online.

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Know What You Can’t Live Without

Make a list of everything you want for a home in Pittsburg, CA. If you are part of a couple, you should each have your own list.

When you have completed your home purchase wish list, take a look at each item. Ask yourself, “Is this something that I really need in order to enjoy life in my new home in Pittsburg, CA?”

Then, get rid of anything that you know you can do without, and still be perfectly contented. Always be considerate of your partner’s decisions. If ever there’ll be any misunderstandings, make sure to sit it out and listen to each other’s sentiments.

The Tough Decisions

Now it is time to prioritize the wish list. The top two items should be those items on which you will not compromise, as living without them would make you miserable. For some folks, that might be a gourmet kitchen or space for a garden.

The bottom two items should be those that you are willing to compromise on. Always confirm your second thoughts first before moving on to the next item.

Now, compare your home purchase wish list with your partner’s. Anything that is on both of your lists is a priority and should probably be moved to the top.

Inevitably, though, there will be items each of you will need to compromise on, thus the little “bargaining chips” at the bottom of the list: sort of an “I’ll give you the garage in exchange for the fireplace” type of thing.

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It’s Not Set In Stone

One thing that may surprise you is that this list will change as you begin to actually view homes in Pittsburg, CA. You may discover a feature in a home that you didn’t consider when you wrote the original list.

It’s very common that some buyers say they absolutely need to have a certain feature in a home in Pittsburg, CA, yet the home they finally choose lacks that feature.

Don’t feel as if this list is set in stone, but do inform us if anything changes. We can always help you out with anything.

The wish list works well to help cut down your confusion when presented with an array of homes in Pittsburg, CA to view. It also helps your agent to keep focused and not waste everyone’s time by showing you homes that don’t fulfill your desires.

You’ve just taken the first step to make sure that your new home is one that fulfills at least most of your wishes. That house is out there. Do your best and count on it.

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Shonn Thompson

At Thompson Realty Group, we are dedicated to serving Antioch, CA. As a company, we're confident we can give you the best experience when buying or selling your home. We know that it can be a stressful process, and we will work together to create a smooth transition for you. We are here to serve all your real estate needs. Call our office at (925) 754-1611.


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