January 20, 2016 2:50 pm
Happy New Year! 2016 has arrived!
If you are thinking about buying a home in 2016, let's get an early start. Last year many home buyers wanted to buy a home but there was very little inventory to choose from. Many grabbed what was available or were forced to extend their lease. Many buyers were confronted with multiple offer situations driving the prices up. The 2016 market isn't promising to be any different.
The real estate industry expects a stampede of anxious home buyers this Spring. My advice is to beat the crowd and start looking right now.
How to prepare to become a ready, willing and able home buyer:
- Talk to a lender and obtain a Pre-Qualification Letter.
- Find a Realtor to show you homes and assist you with the paperwork.
- Get acquainted with the housing market in your area.
- When you find the house that covers your needs and wants, don't hesitate making a good offer.