Things to Consider


  1. Why are you looking to buy?     Investment or to reside
  2. Location in relation to work, family, friends and social activities
  3. Are you intending to have a roommate, and if so, how will your location affect them
  4. Resale value, is it a consideration.
  5. How long do you intend to live there?
  6. Home uniqueness or typical property.
  7. Large property or not a consideration
  8. Cost to maintain (HOA, PROPERTY TAXES etc)
  9. Neighborhood safety
  10. Is price your main consideration

Most of these questions or discussion points won’t have a clear answer, but will have a combined thought process for you to make the best decision for yourself.


Things You Should Know About Real Estate


  1. We are in a buyer’s market with no guarantees
  2. The further you have to travel from work, recreation and shopping the better value per sqft
  3. Your ability to purchase does not directly relate to your ability to maintain
  4. Be aware  of hidden costs like HOA, closing costs, taxes, etc.
  5. Make sure you retain professionals to perform inspections to insure you know what you are buying
  6. Understand your loan GFE and have it explained to you
  7. Typically people will move every 5 to 7 years. Is your house sellable, do you have an exit strategy?
  8. Have a CMA done to give you the best idea of a home’s value.
  9. Always consult a professional for advise and help
  10. Ask yourself what happens if I get sick, lose my job, roommate leaves, something breaks, find a boyfriend who wants to move in and on and on.