Simple Tips to Help You Buy the Home That You Really Want Without the Headaches
By Jason Boone
Buying a home will be one of the most exciting things that you will ever do because, for the first time you will have the keys to your own home in your hands but before you can get those keys you must submit an offer on the home that you want to purchase.
Don’t Submit a Low Ball Offer
Before deciding on how much you should offer on a home it’s important to make sure that your offer is in line with other homes that have sold in the same neighborhood or area recently.
You can confirm how much the home that you want to purchase is really worth by having your Realtor do comparable research of homes that sold recently just so you don’t run the risk of submitting an offer on the home that’s far lower than what it’s worth.
As a buyer you should put down no less than 3% of the offer that you make on a home because, your deposit will show the seller that you are willing to take the risk and are serious about purchasing their home.
When purchasing a home in Bend or anywhere else across Central Oregon it’s important to remember to always use contingencies like the following: buyer investigation a loan approval contingency.
Contingencies are meant to protect YOU, the buyer but it’s also important to remember to use short contingencies too because, you want escrow to close quickly.
Make it as easy as possible for the seller to do business with you by doing the following:
• Don’t ask for credits until after your offer has been accepted.
• Work with the seller on issues like choosing a title company.
• Make the transition as easy for the seller as possible including being willing to rent the home back to the seller until they are able to purchase another home and move.
For more tips on buying a home in Bend or to view the latest homes for sale in the area contact me, Jason Boone Principal Broker at Duke Warner Realty | Skjersaa Group by calling me at (541) 383-1426.