1Where do I start searching for a home?
We use several different search sites but our preferred site is realtor.com. Searching alone, however, can be difficult. Let us do the searching for you!
2Can I afford to move?
Simply knowing what you can afford is a huge portion of the home buying process. You can consult your financial advisor or use an online calculator like this.
3When should I call a realtor?
We’re happy to answer any questions you have at any time in the home-buying process. However, the process can be streamlined significantly by first establishing a budget, getting pre-approved for a mortgage, and having a few of the specifications for your dream home in mind (three bedrooms, a big backyard, etc.).
4When should I apply for a mortgage?
Applying for a mortgage is typically the last step you take just before your home search begins. Many people don’t realize that getting pre-approved for a mortgage is an even more important step than actually finding a house. All too often, people fall in love with a home only to find that they can’t afford the mortgage payments. We always recommend getting pre-approved for a mortgage before seriously searching for a home.
5Should I work with a realtor when looking at homes?
Full disclosure, it is obviously beneficial for us to tell clients they should use a realtor. But with that being said, it is also beneficial to you too. The average homebuyer will probably only buy a few homes in their lifetime. A realtor goes through this process a few times per month, and sometimes a few times per week! That kind of experience is hard to replicate on your own. Yes, we’re biased when it comes to recommending the use of a realtor, but our honest opinion is to use a realtor. Our company is based on returning business and referrals, therefore, we will always act in your best interest.
6What amenities are in Lafayette?
Great question! Check out our Homebuyer’s Toolkit!