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How to Buy the Home That’s Right for You

If you are planning to find a really nice home this year, then here are a few tips that will help you tremendously. First, give a lot of thought to exactly what kind of place would best serve your wants and needs. Do you prefer urban, suburban or rural environments? Do you want or need a yard, garage, neighborhood recreational amenities? How about the floor plan of the home? Do you need a first-floor bedroom, or do you like to have all bedrooms upstairs? Doing this exercise – and writing down the answers – will give you a great start.

Next, be sure to talk with a lender who can offer you the loan options that you need. For example, there are still some loans that require little or no down payment. There are loans for people in certain occupations. And there are loans that have some qualifying standards that are a little more relaxed than other loans. So do have an interview with a good lender, and do get a pre-qualifying letter for a loan that is well-suited to you. The best letter is one that is based on your credit and income.

Of course, we always recommend that you use the services of an experienced and knowledgeable Realtor. Yes, you can find properties online, but that is just the beginning. Almost everyone can really benefit from having an agent who knows how to get things done and who will be proactive in looking out for your best interests. A good buyer’s agent can work to find you the best home choices and to purchase the right one before it gets away.

If you are in the market to buy a home in the Raleigh area, then you definitely should give us a call or send an email. We will be glad to introduce you to our Successful Buyer Strategy. It’s the quickest and easiest way to become a happy homeowner this year. And we wish you the best of luck in your home search!

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George and Elisabeth Smith


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Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty

211 Olde Oak Lane, Sunset Beach, NC 28468

George and Elisabeth Smith are the Realtors of choice for those who want real personal attention. They are proactive professionals who are on your side! Elisabeth is a Strategic Pricing Specialist (SPS), and she is fluent in German. George is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), a Graduate of the Realtors Institute (GRI) and a Certified New Homes Sales Specialist (CSP).