Whether you’re looking for your first home or your tenth, every home-buyer can expect to face a few obstacles along the road. However, some obstacles are bigger than others, and more difficult to overcome. Here’s the things you should watch out to overcome the obstacles faced by home buyers
The idea and process of buying a home is an exciting one. The thought of having your own place to live is enough to make anyone giddy. However, there are a lot of details to work out before home-ownership can be achieved. Home-buyers should embark on the process with realistic expectations, such as a practical budget for what they can afford — and be willing to lower their expectations along the way. One of the often forgotten details is closing costs, which can range in the thousands of dollars. Closing costs are a percentage of the purchase price and incorporate loan origination fees, taxes, impact fees, insurance, and escrow to name a few. Closing costs are typically paid by the buyer; in certain circumstances, the builder may sometimes split some of the fees.
Your credit is one aspect that determines whether you’re approved for a mortgage. Unfortunately, a lot of people find errors in their credit report only when they are trying to purchase a home. If found, you need to dispute immediately. If you dispute errors on your credit report, the credit bureaus are required by law to investigate it. Furthermore, even if you have no errors on your credit, your score must be high. Having a low credit score makes it extremely difficult to get approved for a home loan. Increasing your credit score can be done, but it will take time and effort.
Aside from having poor credit and expectations that are impossible to meet, this obstacle has to do with the house itself. With a resale home which most buyers hire a home inspected to evaluate the current condition of the home, and at time the home doesn’t pass inspection. New construction at times can have it’s obstacles to keep a close eye on. Most builders schedule 3 inspections which allow the buyer access to inspect the progress of their future home: pre-siding, pre-drywall, and pre-closing/final walk through. Because the average person does not understand construction, framing, plumbing & electrical systems etc… Coastal Life Delaware has teamed with the Amerispec Inspection Services to assist our clients during these critical inspections.
Although buying a home is exciting, it’s important that you know what you’re getting into. It can be a long and tedious process, but sticking it out will be worth it. Our team will help walk you through the whole process so you will never feel alone or confused, talk to us today!