Buying a house will probably be one of the most important things that will happen in your life. Having the desire of doing it is nothing compared with the moment in which you make the real decision. It is also in that moment when you have to face all those many times forgotten details that could turn a beautiful dream into the most awful nightmare if you do not pay attention to them in the right moment.
The Right Moment
After thinking it carefully, you have decided that the right moment to buy a house is now. You have a good income to afford the loan payments and you will have time to enjoy your home for the next ten or so years while you repay the home loan. Now, what are the next steps to take?
Get To Know Different Home Loan Options
The most common home loans are home purchase loans, offered and used for purchasing a new home. But there are also other options that may be good to analyze:
Home construction loans are used for constructing a new home, these are suitable if you already own the land. In the other hand, there are also land purchase loans, that are a good choice if you want to start for buying the land first and constructing later or purchasing a mobile home.
If you already own a home and had purchased it whit a home loan, and now you would like to move to another home that will also need extra finance, you could resort to a home conversion loan. In these kinds of loans, the actual loan is placed into the new home, including the extra amount required.
Choose A Lender
Define how much would you be willing to pay, based on how much would you be able to pay. Be honest to yourself at this point, remember that you will still have to live while you afford your new house's expenses. Sometimes the things that we can really get are not exactly the same as those we dreamed of. But, having sense on this, can help us avoid getting into a big debt that could ruin our plans if we cannot afford the home loan expenses after a few months.
Visit your bank, shop around your neighborhood, ask your friends or relatives, or just search for a lender on the Internet. However you decide to look for your lender, take your time to do all the questions you may have. Get to know all the terms and conditions from different lenders and the options they offer to you.
Make sure to also get to known all the eligibility requirements and which ones do you fulfill, before applying, these will give you the chance to improve your eligibility or to avoid being rejected if the lender has many conditions.
The most important, make sure you have found yourself a good deal and that you will be able to accomplish it, before signing the home loan papers.
Find YOUR Home
After the lender was chosen and the loan has been pre approved, the next thing to do is to decide of which kind of home do you want to be owner.
Once you have a good idea of how much would you be able to spend, start looking for your new home. Contacting real state agents is always a good place to start. It will be easier to find the ideal property, if you could also make a list of which features would you like to find in your new home. By combining both, your ideal price and what would you like to get, a real state agent will be able to select faster those properties that could suit your wishes best.
When you find THE home you want, make your offer and discuss the terms until getting to an agreement with the seller. Remember to get a home inspection before closing the deal. By doing this you could save a lot of money on mayor repairs that are not so obvious to your eyes.
If the home inspections goes fine, congratulations! you just have to close the deal and become a homeowner. If the home inspection does not goes as expected you can either decide to keep searching until you find another home or you can also modify your offer according to those needed repairs and close the deal anyway. If you decide to do this, be sure that those repairs will not cost you more money than you will be able to pay.
Whatever your decision may be, if you reached this point you are closer than ever to get your home. So, cheers to you!