Happy New YearIs your New Year’s Resolution to purchase a home or condo this year? Well then join the club. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you are not alone. In the Metro Milwaukee 4 county area showings will increase by 100% in the next 2-6 months. Yes 100%, for every 100 people looking today there will be another 100 people looking next month! If you say you aren’t ready to purchase yet, think again. If your apartment is rented until June, I have an answer . If you have not been pre-qualified yet, I can help. These are all good concerns that can be easily addressed. It’s a process. Here are a few first steps in starting your search and addressing your concerns:
- Make the commitment that purchasing a home is your goal for 2017
- Do some research and choose an agent that will work for you and in your best interest. Check their reviews!
- Talk to not only 1 but 2 or 3 lenders about getting pre-qualified. If you are not sure or don’t know where to start, find an agent. A good agent will start by explaining the process and helping you with the next steps.
- Your apartment lease doesn't end until June? If you make a commitment today to purchase a home, by the time you pick an agent, get pre-qualified, evaluate your search and start looking online, most of January will be over. Start looking at homes today because it could take 30-90 days to find the right home for you. Once you put an offer on a home or condo and it’s accepted, it will take another 45-60 days to close. Your first payment is the month after closing. If you close June 5th your first payment is not due until August 10th. Starting in February, take 2 months to find the home, 2 months to close and suddenly you are at the beginning of June.