Birmingham, AL- In reality, there are only 5 things you need to know and do to make your Birmingham AL home buying experience as simple as possible. We are going to share these tips with you below.
1. Get pre-approved for your Birmingham mortgage.
If possible, get “pre-approved” for a loan in the amount you’re willing to borrow.
With this pre-approval, you are in a stronger position to buy a home when you’re ready – rather than finding your dream home, only to lose it to another buyer, because you were waiting on the approval.
Birmingham Mortgage Approval
2. Find a great Birmingham AL real estate consultant.
Once you’ve decided to buy a home, find a great real estate consultant. What you’re looking for is a Buyer’s Agent. This means that the consultant represents YOU as the buyer, rather than the person selling the home. They will have YOUR best interests at heart. Really good consultants know their markets, and will help you find the best match for your needs and wants. They can also recommend mortgage brokers with whom they’ve worked in the past.
3.Look before you leap.
Drive around the neighborhood at different times of day. Get out and walk around and chat with neighbors. Some people like friendly neighbors, others think of them as nosy.
Drive to the local grocery store, laundry, anywhere that you frequent.
Visit nearby schools and see for yourself how the kids behave and how the grounds look. The point is to see if this is really the type of neighborhood you want to live in BEFORE you make an offer.
Birmingham Alabama real estate community report
4. Be prepared.
Make sure your contract has reasonable contingencies included to protect you as a buyer. Reasonable can be things like — approval by a home inspector and title clearance.
For the long-term investment, make sure that you buy homeowner’s insurance, and upgrade it as the value of your new home and its contents increase.
No Birmingham AL homes will be without flaws. Many times it’s these flaws that lend character to older homes, but nonetheless, it will take SOME work to personalize any home.
Preparing yourself with these 5 simple things: loan approval, a great real estate consultant, getting to know the neighborhood, protecting yourself, and being reasonable – will help make the home buying process easier for you and your family.
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