We have a few tips for buying a home that may help make the process a little easier for you. These money-saving tips can help you make the best investment when buying a house, condo or investment property in Athens. These tips for buying a home will help you make an informed decision when buying a home.
Be a knowledgeable home buyer!
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Before starting the home buying process, check your credit to make sure it’s accurate. This can eliminate a lot of problems as you go through the loan process.
This is the only truly free credit report available. The report is available from 3 credit reporting agencies, Equifax, TransUnion and Experian. If you’re working on clearing up old debts, use this service wisely by only checking the report by 1 agency every 4 months. That will keep you up to date on what’s happening with your credit while still giving you another free credit report in four months. With all the credit card fraud and mishandling of our personal information, this is a good practice for everyone.
This information will help you understand the home buying process… from loan application to closing. You’ll see what’s required for a loan application, recommended local lenders, closing costs vs. pre-paid expenses, sales contract negotiations, due diligence, home inspection, repair requests, and what to expect at closing. And if you have questions, just click the “contact us” link at the top of any page.
Know What Matters
Decide on the location, home style, age of home, lot size, and any other criteria that matter to you. Along with these decisions, it’s important to check with a lender to make sure you can qualify for financing.
We have several lenders we can recommend that can help with financing. It’s always a good idea to use a local lender since they are familiar with real estate in this area.