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How to Have Success When House Hunting

We have some nice Southport NC real estate available to show you at this time. Whether you’re just starting out looking or have been at it for a while now, the more of the following tips you keep in mind, the easier of a time you’ll have of it. If you’d like us to show you Southport NC real estate don’t hesitate to call or reach us through our website.

Southport NC real estate1. Wants vs. Needs. Sit down and make a list of things you need in your new home and things that you want. Your “need list” is your requirements. Keep it with you when you begin your search.

2. Talk to a lender. You must get preapproved for a mortgage before your search begins so you know how much money you’re able to borrow and what price range you’ll be looking in.

3. Your new address. Where do you want to live? How much of a commute are you willing to make for work or shopping? Be sure to check out  the local schools or other services you’ll be using, too.

4. Get a Realtor. You’ll save yourself a lot of headaches if you find a good real estate agent before beginning your search. Interview a few agents until you find one that works well with you and that you feel good about.

5. Be prepared. Take a camera, notebook and pen when you go looking at houses. Take pictures and make notes of things you like and don't like. It can get pretty confusing when you start looking at multiple properties.

6. Dress accordingly. Wear comfortable shoes when you go out for the day to look at properties. It can be a tiring experience so plan on taking a few breaks throughout the day and staying calm. Most of all — have fun with the process!
 

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