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6 Best Kept Secrets for Buying a Plymouth Home

Home Buying 15So you recently decided to invest in a Plymouth home for sale. Congratulations!

This is a great community with excellent schools, friendly neighbors and an unbeatable location.

But to ensure that you get the best deal possible on a Plymouth home, we’ve compiled a list of the top 6 best-kept secrets for purchasing a home. Enjoy!

These Tips Will Get You a Great Deal on Your Next Plymouth Home

Don’t make any major purchases right before you buy your home. Keep it where it is. After all, you don’t want to risk affecting your credit profile right before you make such a major purchase as buying a house. And if you do open new credit cards, make sure you don’t amass a lot of debt by buying big ticket items. You may find it hard to get a loan if you do that.

Get Pre-Approved for Your Home Loan. This is much better than simply getting pre-qualified for a loan. Pretty much anybody can get pre-qualified but it takes a strong credit background to get pre-approved. Thus, home sellers will consider you a more serious home buyer if you come to the table with a pre-approved loan.

Bigger Might Not Be Better. Consider Your Family’s Unique Needs. You also want to consider resale feasibility. The largest house often only attracts a very small audience, so it might be hard to find a potential buyer down the road. So go for a home that meets your needs but also is a good size for resale purposes. Your real estate agent can help you with this.

Be Aware of Hidden Costs in a Home Purchase. Everyone always wants to just think about the mortgage but there are other bills that can drive up your monthly payments as a home owner. For instance, home owners associations, property taxes, and utilities will all add to your bill. Consider these items to make sure you make a home purchase that you truly can afford.

Thoroughly Inspect the Home You Want By Hiring a Professional. Just like you would want to check under the hood when you buy a new car, it’s important to get a home inspection before you attend the final closing. An inspector can tell you about major issues in the home that might not be apparent with the naked eye. It’s worth the investment, and your Realtor can recommend someone qualified and licensed in the area.

Visit The Neighborhood At Different Times and Days. Don’t base your impression of a neighborhood (good or bad) on only one visit. Drop by in the morning, at noon and at night. Listen to your heart and determine if this is the kind of place you would like to call home year round.

We’ll Help You Make Your Plymouth Home Buying Dream A Reality

For more practical tips on what you can do to become a more savvy home buyer in Plymouth, please contact me, Noel Bittinger, and my team of expert REALTORS at The Bittinger Team today!

We would love to assist you by answering all of your questions and also providing you with available home buying resources. We’ll also tell you all about available homes for sale in the neighborhood.

Until next time,

Noel

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