Happy New Year
Is 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.
Let me help you start your search today!
I have worked with over 100 first time home buyers in the last 3 years alone. I specialize in first time home buyers and understand what is needed for them. I give them the time they need and I’m always there to answer any questions they have. I have included a few of my reviews from 1st time home buyers for you to view. I am not here to push you or to sell you a home. I am here to guide you through the process and work with you to find not just any home, but the home that is right for you.
1st Time Home Buyer Reviews:
Bob Arnold you made this first time home buying experience wonderful. You pointed out things we wouldn’t have thought to look for and offered advice that we didn’t even to think to ask. Absolutely I would recommend you to anyone. Thank you.
As first time home buyers, we needed a lot of guidance and Bob was more than willing to go out of his way to meet with us and educate us through this process. He helped us not only find our first home, but our dream home!
Bob Arnold is a qualified Milwaukee real estate agent who understands the market and can help you navigate the purchase of your new home or condo. Call today.