Posted by Maria Arias on November 23, 2017 | Real Estate Advices | 0

Ready to buy a house in 2018?

November and December are the ideal months to think of buy a house in 2018 and prepare for the search of the new property. Deciding to have a new home is a big step and that is why it is important to know if you are ready and take all precautions.

Before buying a house you must organize finances to save money, find a real estate agent and a mortgage loan.

Check your credit score

The credit score is used to determine how debts have been paid in the past. The higher the score you will be more likely to get a mortgage with favorable terms. A higher credit score should generate a lower mortgage rate. Usually the credit scores are adjusted to a scale of 300 to 850, which is designed to measure the possibility of consistently paying a loan or a credit card.

Save Money 

In addition to the mortgage loan, you will need money to buy a house. You have to consider the down payment, the closing costs and the moving costs. You must also save money for repairs and unexpected costs.

Search for potential real estate agencies

Real estate agencies know better than anyone how the real estate market operates, and how the economy changes the prospects for buying and selling properties. A professional real estate agency will always help you get the best deal for you, saving you time in the search by only showing properties that suit your needs.

Mortgage loans

Before starting to look for a house start by finding out mortgage loans to know if you can buy a house. If you have a bank that you have been with for years, you can start with them and ask them. Your real estate agent can also recommend a good lender.

It is important that before choosing a bank or financial institution, compare them all to find the one that offers the best option and opt for it.

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