Spring and all its glory is right around the corner—just take a look at the signs all around you.
No, we’re not talking about the budding flowers or the chirping birds—we’re referring to those “For Sale” signs that start popping up on lawns across the country as the weather starts heating up.
Spring House-Hunting Tip #1: Close That Laptop—and Canvass Old-Fashioned Open Houses
These days, using real estate sites to explore your options is par for the course: 90% of people search for listings online during their home-buying process.
Spring House-Hunting Tip #2: Educate Yourself on Market Values and Trends
“Buyers need to get up to speed quickly on market values so they know the right decision when it presents itself,” Yocum says.
Spring House-Hunting Tip #3: Nab Low Mortgage Rates—Now
Another reason not to dawdle too long? You want to take advantage of low interest rates while they last.
Spring House-Hunting Tip #4: Build Your Home-Buying Dream Team Before You Bid
If spring-cleaning season has you in a hyper-organized mood, channel some of that spirit into your house hunting—in order to be a serious frontrunner in a bidding war.
Spring House-Hunting Tip #5: Keep Sweeten-the-Deal Moves in Mind
So you’ve finally found that dream Tudor on a half-acre—but you’re stuck in a bidding war with another equally prepared buyer.
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On March 25 2015 at Luxembourg 378 Views