With spring comes green grass, blooming flowers, and—hopefully—warmer temps and blue skies. It also signals the beginning of the traditional home buying season, and real estate signs popping up throughout neighborhoods everywhere.
Because many families vacation during the summer months, and want to be comfortably situated in their new home by the start of school in fall, the months of April through July account for more than 40% of all housing transactions annually. This also means that competition for homes is increased during the spring buying season, so you need to put yourself in the best position to find and buy your dream home—be prepared, qualified, and ready to act!
- Organize your finances, and set a budget. Having a budget for your new home will help you to stay focused, and ensure that you have sufficient funds available to not only buy your home, but for all of the costs associated with buying, moving and making your house a home.
- Get pre-approved for a mortgage. Having a pre-approval letter in hand shows sellers that you are a serious buyer.
- Find a real estate agent. Selecting an agent is really a two-way process; you should interview them to be sure that you have the same vision for the home-buying process, and they should do the same to be sure that you are qualified and truly ready to buy.
- Narrow down possible communities. There are few factors more important in buying a home than the location. Whether you are looking for a community that offers a highly-rated school district, or want to be close to work or family, you will want to narrow in on communities that meet your needs and feel like home.
- Find your dream home and make it yours—and don’t forget to protect your real estate investment with title insurance.
Looking for a one-stop shop in the Central Ohio Real Estate market? Contact a Trinity Homes sales associate at 614-554-0574 to get started today, or browse available inventory homes.