House hunting can be a very exciting time, but it can also be a stressful time – especially if you're completely unprepared! When you decide you are ready to start touring homes, make sure you start the process with a plan in hand. By taking the time to get organized before you start, you will save yourself time and money and make the process much more enjoyable.
So, let’s take a look at what NOT to do!
1. Not having your financing in order.
How can you really know what price you can afford without being pre-approved for a mortgage? Sellers may actually be scared away by your offer without pre-approval as they will assume you aren’t really a serious contender. There were some big changes to mortgages recently, so be sure you know where you stand before you start shopping for your next home.
2. House hunting on your own.
If you are serious about buying a house, you...