If you’ve considered purchasing a home but aren’t sure where to start, we have some good news: there are only three simple steps between where you are now and owning your own home. Continue reading to see how straightforward the process may be, and then call Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for assistance in locating your dream house.

Identifying what are reasonable wishes

The first step is to figure out what will and will not work for you. We propose that you look at internet listings in the area(s) you’re interested in. Take a look at everything at first. After a week or so of viewing listings, you’ll have a clearer notion of what features you can afford at your pricing point and what features are out of your price range.

You’ll also see that you have certain priorities that you weren’t aware of. For example, after viewing a dozen open concept ideas, you may decide that a more traditional layout is preferable. All of this information is beneficial to your real estate broker.

Do your homework and math

If you’re like most people, you’ll need a mortgage to purchase a house. Although the process of applying for and getting authorized for mortgages has become easier as the financial and credit crisis has passed, it may still be a difficult one. Know what you can afford, understand the different loan kinds, check your credit, and make sure you have a complete understanding of your financial status.

You may take time to fix these difficulties if you crunch the figures and discover that your credit score needs repair, you don’t have enough money saved, or you are short on income to purchase the property you want. To have a seller accept any offer you make on their house, you will almost always need to be pre-approved.

Make contact with a real estate agent in your area

The final step is to speak with a real estate expert who can assist you in finding the home of your dreams. While you may look at listings and open houses on the internet, your real estate agent is familiar with the homes in the area. Once you’ve told them what your objectives are and what you require, they’ll be able to streamline the process by eliminating properties that don’t meet your criteria.

Contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 if you’re ready to chat to someone who can guide you through the process. We have access to all of the listings in the region, from starter houses to luxury properties, and we look forward to assisting you in finding the perfect property.