Low Interest Rates & a Winter that’s been Warmer than Usual…
NOW is the Time to Look at Homes!
If finding a new Milwaukee home, condo or investment property is your New Year’s Resolution or goal for 2019, jump on the opportunity before the rest of the crowd! The low interest rates & a warmer winter are setting this Spring up to be one of the most competitive & crowded buyers markets I’ve seen in years. If you want to stay ahead of the herd, gain an advantage with my 2019 home buying tips.
3 Urgent Tips for the
First Time Home Buyer in 2019
1 | Get Pre-Approved
Be prepared. If you want to have an edge with your offer, pre-approval is necessary. You’ll want to align yourself with a solid lender or mortgage broker – avoid internet lenders if you can. Establish your budget keeping in mind what you’d like your monthly payments to be. This is usually less than what you’re pre-approved for, but it’s a number you can realistically afford. It helps us better define what homes you can look at as well.
2 | Choose a Full Time, Experienced Realtor
It’s vital you work with a real estate agent who prioritizes YOUR schedule & moves as quickly as possible to keep you at the advantage with whatever property you may be interested in. As your Realtor, I always make sure to…
+Set up my buyers on an Auto Search so they can see homes that match their criteria the moment they hit the market.
+Provide comprehensive service. Many homes are blocked from sites like Zillow or Homes or have Accepted Offers search engines can’t see. I make sure to consider all avenues, so my buyers know exactly what’s on the market – no questions or wondering.
+Be responsive & respectful. As your agent, it’s my job to answer the phone when YOU call or text & to prioritize YOUR home buying experience. My reviews highlight why I have 17 years of success in this industry.
3 | Start ASAP!
The Spring Market has already begun. Last year it picked up in February & the warmer weather/low interest rates this year have pushed it up even earlier. The sooner you jump in, even to start looking at homes, the faster you’ll be able to get your foot in the door with an offer where other buyers who waited won’t be able to.
There have been 4 consecutive years of prices increasing on homes for sale in the $100,000-$400,000 range. It’s showing no signs of slowing down. You don’t want to risk getting stuck competing for a home & losing out on opportunities!
Realtor Bob Arnold
15 Years of Success with the Experienced & First Time Home Buyer in Milwaukee!
With nearly two decades of experience in real estate, a strong team for support & a special background in first time home buyers & transferees coming to the metro Milwaukee area, I’m a top tier choice to represent you in your home search & buying processes.
If you want to find & close on homes, condos or investment properties anywhere between Sheboygan & Racine, I would enjoy the opportunity to meet & talk with you about your goals. Please feel free to call, text or email me at any time with questions or to plan a meeting.
2019 has already shaped up to be a great year for buyers to take advantage of interest rates & prices. The sooner you act, the sooner you’ll be able to say “Glad I missed the rush!”.
I’m looking forward to working with you & helping you find your next home or property.
Glendale, WI USA 53212