First StepsThe Internet and real estate professionals are the top two resources most buyers turn to when searching for a home. I can help improve your overall home buying experience and provide the guidance to reduce stress, save time, and make you a savvy, successful consumer.I offer extensive knowledge in:
- Neighborhoods, schools and market conditions
- Mortgage specialists who can assist you with your financing
- Technology that gives you an edge, along with multiple resources available for you.
Looking for a Home
What's Right For You?
What's the Right Home For You?
What Can You Afford?
How Much Can You Afford?
- Gross income
- The funds you have available for the down payment, closing costs and cash reserves required by the lender
- Your debt
- Your credit history
- The type of mortgage you select
- Current interest rates
Know Your Neighborhood?
- Evaluate the property’s proximity to other important locations in your life. How long will your commute time be? Is there a hospital or doctor's office nearby? What about schools, childcare, shopping, family and friends?
- Consider all of your transportation options. A new home could lend itself to public transportation options or carpooling. Depending on the type of community, you may be able to find alternative methods of transportation. Take the time to drive from the new home to your commuting destinations, to get a sense of what your daily life will be like.
- Make sure you feel comfortable in the area. Drive around the neighborhood at different times of the day and night on multiple days of the week to observe activity and noise levels. An educated buyer is a happy one!