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How to Build A Winning Home Buying Team

Buying a home is a huge milestone – especially if you are buying for your first time.
Although buying a home is exciting, there is a lot to keep track of and manage. It’s imperative to have a solid team behind you. Aside from having an excellent real estate agent to guide you through showings and the closing process, there are other essential people that you should have on deck.

Meet your home buying team:

1. Real estate agent:Your agent will help you research the homes that cater to your needs, negotiate with the seller, and help you find the rest of your home buying team.

Credit Score Fundamentals

A credit score may only be three digits, but that number is a big deal—it can sometimes determine the course of your life. From a lender’s perspective, your credit score indicates how likely you are to repay debts in a timely manner. Keep these quick tips in mind to get ahead of the game and establish and preserve good credit.

Questions for Every Room of the Open House

As you walk through an open house, different rooms may inspire different inquiries. With CENTURY 21®Real Estate’s insight, you may find it easier to know what to look for and prepare questions in advance. Take a look at the typical questions each area of the house usually elicits from potential home buyers.

The Front Door

Just seeing the exterior of the house in its neighborhood may lead to the following:

  • When were the windows installed?
  • How old is the roof?
  • What are the neighbors like?

Structural renovations, such as replacing drafty windows or aging roofs, may be costly. Since roofs tend to need replacement every 20 or 25 years, as the home buyer you will want to factor in maintenance costs. Neighbors are not so costly, but they may affect quality of life.