Confidence & Home Buying
By Rick LeForce
Published 05/4/2007 | Real Estate
There is a certain something to be said for having confidence when purchasing a home. The financial concerns that come with home buying can be a confusing thing to deal with at first. However, there are a few steps that a new home buyer can take in order to build their confidence and streamline the buying process.
Liens & Easements
The financing process is the step that usually causes the most stress and worry for new home buyers. People wonder if they will be able to afford the home of their dreams. Pre-approval for financing is the quickest way to qualify your interest in the home market. A pre-approval will let you know exactly what you can afford and what you can't. So many eager home buyers have had their dreams crushed after falling in love with a home only to realize that it is far outside their financial reach.
The next issue is careful shopping. If you know what you are looking for and what you can afford before the search starts it will be far less stressful. Make a few lists detailing what you cannot be without and don't be afraid to seek these homes out. A confidant buyer is one who is willing to take some time to find just the right home. After finding a good candidate, view the house as many times as you need to make a smart choice.
Another thing that you should never be without is title insurance. This comes in handy if there are any "weak links" in the chain of ownership that your house has gone through. Of course, you are making a legitimate offer on the home and are investing a huge amount of money. The last thing you need is a title concern from owners previous to cause trouble for you.
Home inspections are an extremely important step in acquiring a home. Without a proper inspection you may never know about structural problems, concerns with plumbing, heating or sewage systems, mold and other concerns. Most home offers should be made contingent on the home's passing of an inspection. Be wary of sellers who do not want an inspection done on their home.
Finally, be sure to find out about any liens or easements on the property. Likely any liens will come up during the title search, but easements are more ambiguous. Easements can be as simple as a fence line that has been agreed upon for many years or a community access road. An easement is quit simply a "right to use" a certain area of land that is owned by another party.
If you are mindful of these things when purchasing a home the process will lose much of its confusion and fear. Be sure of what you want and don't be afraid to go for it!
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