It is absolutely fundamental when buying real estate in Palm Beach County to come from a position of power. One way to empower yourself is to have as much information as possible. We are trained to use cutting edge marketing tools for your real estate needs. Negotiating to buy a home is one of the most important things you will ever do. Make sure that you have "The Power of Palm Beach" working for YOU.
You ARE already on the RIGHT path by being here. Educate yourself on the home buying process, Set up an automatic NEW HOME ALERTS FROM THE MLS and start getting to know the listings and areas Palm Beach County.. By getting to know this process and the homes available you will be better positioned to make a sound financial decision on which home to purchase.
Lenders generally recommend that people look for homes that cost no more than three to five times their annual household income.
But you should make this determination based on your own financial situation. Consider making a monthly payment into a savings account to start to save money for a down payment. Also ask a lender about the availability of any 100% financing programs as well as FHA and VA programs with low to no money down.
When a great buy comes along there can be several offers. The best way to win in a bidding war is to get pre-approved, not just pre-qualified! You'll need to provide some additional financial information to your lender, such as your income, savings, and investments etc. Your lender will review this info and tell you how much he/she can lend to you and issue a Pre-approval once your credit is checked. This may also involve providing your financial documents (W-2 statements, paycheck stubs, bank account statements, etc.) so that you, your lender, and the seller can rest assured that you are able to buy their home and that you are worthy of winning the bid.
If you would like to get pre-approved please contact us. We can supply a list of the best lenders in Palm Beach County Florida.
Real estate agents are important partners when you’re buying or selling a home. Real estate agents can provide you with helpful information on homes and neighborhoods that isn’t easily accessible to the public. Our knowledge of the home buying process, negotiating skills, and familiarity with the area you want to live in can be extremely valuable. And best of all, it doesn’t cost you anything to use an agent – they’re compensated from the commission paid by the seller of the house.
As a member of The Top Producer Group, I want to apply for this job! I would love to be your agent. If you are interested in buying or selling your home please feel free to contact me at 561-314-8487. I am available to help and feel I have knowledge, and experience to make sure your purchase or sell goes off flawlessly.
It is time for you and I to start looking at properties! It might be helpful to take notes and photos on all the homes you visit. You will see a lot of houses! It can be hard to remember everything about them, so you might want to take pictures or video to help you remember each home.
Make sure to check out the little details of each house. For example:
It’s also important to evaluate the neighborhood and make a note of things such as:
Take as much time as you need to find the right home. Then together we will negotiate a fair offer based on the value of comparable homes in the same neighborhood. Once you and the seller have reached agreement on a price, the house will go into escrow, which is the period of time it takes to complete all of the remaining steps in the home buying process
Typically, purchase offers are contingent on a home inspection of the property to check for signs of structural damage or things that may need fixing. As your real estate agent I will help you arrange to have this inspection conducted within a few days of your offer being accepted by the seller. This contingency protects you by giving you a chance to renegotiate your offer or withdraw it without penalty if the inspection reveals significant material damage.
Both you and the seller will receive a report on the home inspector’s findings. You can then decide if you want to ask the seller to fix anything on the property before closing the sale. Before the sale closes, you will have a walk-through of the house, which gives you the chance to confirm that any agreed-upon repairs have been made.
Lenders have a wide range of competitively priced loan programs. You will have many questions when you are purchasing a home, and having an experienced, responsive lender assist you can make the process much easier. Don't forget to ask for a list of the best lenders in the area it can prevent heartaches and save you money!
Every home buyer has their own priorities when choosing a mortgage. Some are interested in keeping their monthly payments as low as possible. Others are interested in making sure that their monthly payments never increase. And still others pick a loan based on the knowledge they will be moving again in just a few years.
Your lender and loan officer will arrange for an appraiser to provide an independent estimate, market value, of the house you are buying. The appraiser is a member of a third party company. The appraisal will let you and your lender know that you are paying a fair price for the home.
At closing, you will sign all of the paperwork required to complete the purchase, including your loan documents and deed. Once the check is delivered to the seller, you are ready to move into your new home! Congratulations!!!